The very dashing Andrew Govender has been selected as Mr South Africa 2012. He announced the news recently that he will be representing South Africa at Mr World in November. Andrew is the first South African man of Indian descent to represent South Africa at this competition. This year we haven’t been short of South African Tamils representing on the International stage. Just recently fellow South African Tamil model Remona Moodley represented her country at Miss World 2012.
Andrew is a young star in the making. From being an academic at heart to walking the ramps at major South African shows, Andrew has come a long way in the modelling industry in SA. He matriculated from Glenvista High School in 2004 with six distinctions. He later went on to attain an Honours Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of the Witwatersrand.
During this time he continued to pursue modelling and acting. “I had started modelling from the age of sixteen; I thought it would be a great way to make extra money. I started booking work almost immediately.” He later went on to sign with SA’s largest modelling agency Heads Model Management.
In 2010 he won the title of Mr. India SA. Later that year he took the title of first runner up in the Face of Markham competition. On 17 March 2012 at Silver Star Casino, Andrew won the title of Mr. South Africa 2012. The action filled crowning was produced and directed by the well known Mark West from CAP-events (also producer of Miss South Africa and Mr. World), choreographed by international choreographer Ivor Jones.
Proudly South African Indian, Andrew believes that the will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. “I set high goals for myself, all of which I pursue to the best of my abilities. I am an Actuarial Science Honours Degree graduate who believes in taking risks!”
The Thamarai team wish Andrew Govender all the best at Mr World 2012.