Full name: Charllote Dakalo Mphosa
Age: 27
Likes: Fashion (Clothes;Houses and Cars); Writing emotional stories about myself and traveling.
Dislikes: Dishonesty; Rude people; and Confrontation.
Status: Single and not looking

Please tell us about yourself:

CDM is a young South African woman who is a qualified Creditors Clerk in a logistic company. She is a Business management graduate and planning to further her studies in the near future. She is a liker of fashion modeling; fashion styling and also loves traveling. CDM is the only daughter of her parents after her big brother Emmanuel. She is someone with a big heart and always wants to give even though she does not receive back. There’s a lot to tell about her. Just follow through her journey on social media pages.

Please share with us an experience that almost destroyed you, an experience that almost cost you your life, however you decided to go out there and Fetch Your Life

– Firstly: I lost a business sponsorship due to a con artist. I was young and didn’t know anything about business, and I trusted someone with my business. I gave the operational/marketing manager a full-on hand on my newly registered clothing business. The guy disappeared in thin air. Even today I do not know how to explain this.

– Secondly: I am someone who takes decisions without having to think twice or even must calm down first. I once resigned my job due to unfair treatment from the company I use to work for and went to work for a company that caused me nothing but pain and depression. The company closed a year after joining it, and I had to go work somewhere else for a pervert man I must say. I was never free or comfortable at work. I never shared this story with anyone. The man I called my manager used to do sexual stunts around me in the office and would go to my social media pages and asked me to call my friends to take me on a boat cruise. He would call me to his office and tell me he owns a camera and that his offering me a free photoshoot since I was a model. It was one hell of a journey working there. I resigned knowing exactly that my dad and brother lost their job too, that led me to depression. I don’t know how I survived but I did. I guess prayer and having a big heart kept me alive and moving.

How has this experience impacted your life?

It took away the opportunities I never got back because I wasn’t myself anymore. It was me and my bedroom everyday crying with my social media pages deactivated. It really took away the hustler in me. It changed me from the marketing guru I was before, to someone who is now private.

Do you think that had it not been for this experience you would have become the person you are

– I believe that everything happens for a reason and I know my business will grow one day. And where I am right now, I guess it is part of my journey and destiny. I am happy but I know if it wasn’t for my past decisions, I would have been bigger and better now. But oh well I am who I am now, and that’s my journey your life lesson.

What advise do you have for someone that has been through the same experience?

With business. Get a mentor. Involve people who have been there before. Do your research.

And Being in a work environment where you are feeling sexually depressed and you just cannot talk like me. Leave or write a letter to your HR. Remember that we do not deal with situations the same way. And I have always believed that a woman is not a sexual object, it doesn’t matter how she looks or where she is in the moment. Workplace; malls; or anywhere. Who you are is what should be accepted.

What does women Empowerment mean to you?

The world is a better place because I believe and other women out here believe that we are sisters/children from one mother. We are in support of one’s grind without expecting something in return but growth. Women empowerment to me is more than just the word. It means we are one and we stand together in whatever situation we face.

What are some of your achievements?
– Sunbabe of the week March 2014,
– Face of Dream Beauties 2013
– Featured on Drum Magazine for Sofn Free Hair Xpert challenge 2016
– Face of Traditional Attire South Africa 2014 to mention a few.

What should we expect from you in 2021?

– One shouldn’t reveal all her cards at once, but I am working on something.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

– Property/ Fashion empire/ restaurant

Facebook: Charllote Dakalo Mphosa
Instagram: @charllotedm_sa
Twitter: @charllotedm_sa
Business website: under construction (Instagram/Facebook: CDM_Journey_pty_ltd)
Name of the Photographer and other credits
– Junior Dlamini
– 3Apples Pictures SA
– Patrick Mashapa

By Naomi M

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