HAPPY: Kwakho Mamputa and friends at Eluxolweni Primary. CREDIT: Tracey Adams

Seven-year-old Kwakho Mamputa has been selected to go to America, where she will get the chance to showcase her talents to some of the top scouts in Hollywood.

Her teachers describe the meisie as shy in class, but when she hits that stage she becomes a star.

The little performer from Eluxolweni Primary School aced her iPOP auditions in Cape Town to get the opportunity to show off her skills in front of some of the top agents, managers, casting directors and industry professionals in showbiz.

iPOP is an international competition showcasing the talents of some of the best up and coming actors, models, singers and dancers.

And her mom, Brenda Mamputa, couldn’t be more proud.

Kwakho’s aunt, Hombakazi Mamputa, says they support her 100%.

“Since Kwakho was born, she was a model. If you could see her perform, you can sense that she is gifted. You will see Kwakho on stage wearing something colourful and doing her thing. We are proud of her.”

Kwakho’s teacher, Nomveliso Dyum, adds: “Kwakho is a very shy girl, she is always in class doing her work or in her own world happy and doing something creative.”

Her deputy principal, LN Fikeni, says they are very proud of little Kwakho and hopes she will be a shining beacon encouraging other youngsters at the school to also reach for the stars.

“This is a very important opportunity for the young learner (Kwakho), and also for other learners of the school. This is good news for the community as well, because it will empower other children to partake in similar opportunities.”

Kwakho is a member of the Khayelitsha Modelling School.

As part of the performance in Hollywood, those who are selected by the judging panel will showcase their talent at the iPOP Celebration of Success Awards Night where top international agents will be searching for the next big star.

The only thing standing in Kwakho getting to Hollywood is the cost.

If you would like to assist, please contact Kwakho’s mother Brenda on 073 148 7626 or at [email protected]

The International Modelling Career Trip will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, from the July 10 to 14.