We chat with the Face of POND’S 2019, Nomfundo Mlaba and discuss her highlights as the face of the brand, what inspired her to enter the competition, her future and so much more!
What inspired you to enter the Face of POND’S competition?
A colleague of mine named Taryn is the one person that pressured me to enter the competition almost every day. And my first reaction was, “No it’s not for me. There’s no way I could win. I don’t know anyone personally that’s ever won a competition so huge.” Yet she somehow kept pushing me and reminding me to enter, so I eventually did just to shut her up. [Laughs]
Tell us a bit about your journey during the competition before winning?
I entered during the extension of the competition and as soon as I did, I told Taryn and she was thrilled that I took her advice. Then fast forward a few weeks and I got a phone call while I was at work from the POND’S team and they let me know that I made it to the Top 10.
I was so excited after the phone call and that’s when it hit me, like wow, I can actually win this, and Taryn thought so too, and she was just as excited as I was. So, making it to the Top Ten changed my attitude so much, I started wanting to be the Face of POND’S.
It wasn’t about doing it because someone wanted me to, it was about me and I knew from that day that I wanted to win the competition and I thought about how much it would mean to me. I mean, I’ve loved the brand for years and that’s why I’ve been using POND’S products since I was 16.
So, the thought of being an ambassador for my favourite skin care’s brand really got me excited and I couldn’t wait to see what the competition had in store for me. The journey was exciting as I got to meet so many beautiful women. But I remember being so sick on the day we had a photoshoot so I wasn’t really in the best space but I absolutely enjoyed the interview I had on TV because I talk a lot [giggles] and it was a chance for me to show the world what I’m really about.