2nd Princess Ramona was crowned by Hitesh Bhakta.
As a young woman, I have learnt to overcome the wings of adversity by remembering that a kite rises against the wind rather than with it. These are the words that inspire me. To my parents, Shamilla and Rick and my Pyare Bhaiya, Lazarus, I am affectionately known as Mona.
My parents reside in Durban while I have made Cape Town my home. Relocation has moulded me into an independent young woman, multi-skilled and self-confident. Nonetheless, my family remains my inner strength, my safe haven and the real-life catalysts towards my accomplishments.
I will not say that I am talented because that comes from within me. I will however say that I am ambitious and my interest in academia has led to an MSc by Research in Biochemistry. Presently, I am completing a Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Cape Town.