Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) alumnus, 26-year-Nkululeko Mbatha, is elated to be one of the top three finalists for the Face of Oxy 2020 Competition, (the skin care products brand).
The Face of Oxy 2020 competition is organised by Mentholatum SA (Pty) Ltd and entrants had to be 18 years of age or older in order to qualify for the prize, should he be chosen as a winner. Finalists were announced on 07 July 2020. Entrants were required to submit a photo on the OXY Facebook and Instagram pages and using the hashtags #FaceOfOXY2020 and #Contest. The prize will consist of a once off amount of R10 000.00 per winner and a hamper of OXY products.
Hundreds of people entered the competition and Mbatha was one of the lucky three that got selected to get closer to being the face and ambassador of the prestigious brand. Besides now being one of the three finalists for the Face Of Oxy 2020 Competition, Mbatha is no stranger to winning accolades, in 2019 he was crowned Mister International SA. He is also a freelance Public Relations and Communications practitioner, influencer and professional model under Boss Models Durban.
“Being part of the final three males for the Face Of Oxy 2020 Competition means so much, but all in all it means success because out of hundreds that entered the brand, they saw potential in me and I am so grateful for that. Being so close to being the Face of Oxy is an incredible feeling on its own because Oxy is a well-established brand,” he said happily.
Mbatha also said that it was also exciting to have people around him who are very supportive of him and it was heart-warming to know that there are so many people who believe in him.
He added that this annual competition was not his first time entering it, he had submitted his entry in 2018, but unfortunately he was not selected for the next round.
“I was a bit disappointed back then but I was encouraged to learn more about the contest and try again. I am all about making good relations. If I win it this would mean I am closer to the brand and a lifelong relationship can be developed, hopefully. I would love to remain part of the brand even after this year’s contest and reach greater heights,” he said.
For Mbatha, he said that DUT contributed so much to his personal growth, more than it did with his education, through the side activities he would take part in.
“I got to discover what I loved and enjoyed doing which is modelling, and that is the reason why I am taking part in such contests,” he added.
Mbatha now needs the support of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province and the DUT community to vote for him and make his dream come true. To vote, click on the link (https://poll.app.do/2020-male-face-of-oxy-competition ), select Nkululeko Mbatha, and submit one’s vote. A person can only vote once and voting closes on 22 July 2020. The winners will be announced on 24 July 2020.
Pictured: Nkululeko Mbatha
Image credit: Tshayile Media