UP-AND-COMING Local Model Secures Spot For IMTA New York 2020
Up and coming model, and Boston Graduate, Thabang Khatide receives a door opening callback at the International Arts Talent Showcase 2019, and is now set to tackle New York next year.
Pretoria— Nov 2019
Raised in his hometown of Mamelodi, Thabang Khatide is a young aspiring model, looking to enter into the industry as not just a “chocolate hunk” but someone who is unique and full of humility and character! Having studied Management at the Boston Lynwood Campus, Thabang is free to pursue a career in modeling secure in the knowledge that he has business skills to open more employment opportunities.
“I’ve always been urged to pursue modeling. So I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a shot,” he says. Early June, Thabang auditioned for ‘Just You’ agency (now newly known as 33 and Me Talent Agency) and not only walked away with a callback but also with certificates for Overall Model and Overall Brand.
The above mentioned callback propelled him further to the Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp for the International Arts Talent Showcase (IATS) to strut the runway stage for and in front of the likes of Blaze Johnson (The Voice America) , Nate Butler (A&R-X Factor and ‘The Four’ on Fox) , Rhavynn Drummer ( Independent Casting Director – Tyler Perry Studios) Joey Zangardi-Dixon ( Director of Musical of Musical Theatre recruitment at the New York Film Academy) and Joey Hunter (Vice president of Modelwire and former co-president of Ford Model Management ).
Thabang Khatide has now a massive opportunity to head to the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA) convention in New York JULY 2020.
Between now and then, he is currently a part of the Face of Arts Africa ambassador search. With the updated Top 100 soon to be released, (and Thabang siting at number 34!), the whole point of the ambassador search is for upcoming artists to gain exposure. More often than not, there is just too little recognition of upcoming artists (models, singers, dancers, actors and more) and the Face of Arts Africa search is aimed at rectifying just that.
Between now and New York, there is much funding still needed to be raised. Any and all donations would be humbly appreciated. “Help me make my dream a reality. The IMTA Convention in NYC presents itself as the most profound basket of opportunity to tap into, to potentially get scouted and attain scholarships by any of over 300 professional representatives of different agencies and companies across many arts.”
To keep in touch with Thabang’s journey into the industry and to assist in helping his dream become a reality you can follow and interact with him on Instagram @thabangthabskhatide and via email firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also crowdfunding on www.backabuddy.co.za/thabang-khatide