Tiffany-Amber started modelling at the mere age of 5. Since then, the media personality, model, full-time psychology student and aspiring forensic psychologist has won many pageantry titles to date which include Miss Pre-Teen Africa; Miss teen Cape Town; Miss Rainbow Nation; Best Model SA and MISS JNR SOUTH AFRICA 2019.
She also had the wonderful opportunity of representing South Africa internationally, twice. She participated in Little Miss world where she was crowned as Little Miss Actress. In 2019 she represented S.A at Miss Lumiere International World in Singapore where she placed fourth and won the “People’s Choice Award.”
Apart from Modelling, Tiffany-Amber also owns her own modelling school namely, “Tiffany-Amber MODELS”, where she offers pageant training such as ramp skills, interview skills as well as etiquette to young girls and boys.
Who is Tiffany-Amber Moses?
I would definitely describe myself as a confident young lady who always strives to leave her mark and not be forgotten! I have been doing modelling since the age of 5 and have throughout the years won many pageantry titles. Furthermore, I am also the ambassador for the Out of Africa Children’s Foundation, assisting to better the lives of young, vulnerable children facing life-threatening illnesses. I am also currently studying towards becoming a forensic psychologist which I would say is my biggest dream!
What drove you to open a modelling school?
In 2017, after I matriculated (2016) I opened my own modelling school where I now offer pageant training to males and females. I love instilling confidence into these individuals and it is always nice to hear how much more they believe in themselves even while doing school orals!
Fun Fact: My oldest student is 40 years old and a mother of three! I am proud to be training over forty students at the moment and that despite a world pandemic, and a few students no longer enrolled with my modelling school as a result of that, my business is still thriving!
You are passionate about giving back! Tell us more about “ALMS by Tiffany-Amber”? – what does it entail?
Alms by Tiffany-Amber is a little project I am so incredibly proud of. Alms, according to the dictionary means ‘something (such as money or food) given freely to relieve the poor.;’
My main goal is to help wherever I can! Whether it be purchasing electricity for someone who cannot cook food for their family or donating food vouchers to families – I want to help! As soon as matric dances take place again, I would also love to sponsor at least 3 underprivileged girls with everything to make their night magical ie: dress, photographer, makeup and hair, shoes etc!
I am also planning on making monthly contributions of sanitary towels to surrounding underprivileged schools in Cape Town because I know how important these products are for girls to not miss out on school! We are planning to launch by 1 May with lots more to come.
I was taught from a young age the importance of helping others and also being kind to those that society deems inferior to us. This was my main driving force that led me to starting ALMS by Tiffany-Amber.
What is one goal you hope to achieve this year?
I am a firm believer in setting monthly small goals to keep oneself motivated! Thus, I don’t have one specific goal but this month my goal is to read at least one book per week, and also, stick to eating cleaner! So far, so good! I am currently reading “The Profiler Diaries: From the Case Files of a Police Psychologist” by Gerard Labuschagne and I am committed to eating much more healthier. Who knows, maybe I’ll even enter a pageant this year!
But, if I had to choose one goal to achieve it would definitely be that Alms by Tiffany-Amber is able to touch many lives and make a big difference.
Why did you go into modelling, what drew you to that industry?
It was a total coincidence that I started doing pageants and even got into the modelling industry! I entered a talent competition at my crèche (I sang and danced to ‘I’m a barbie girl’, haha) and I actually ended up winning it. One of my prizes was a modelling contract for a modelling school… I went to the first class, I liked it and the rest is history!
I was the shyest person ever in my younger years, so modelling really helped me come out of my shell and I learnt how to effectively communicate with others as well.
How do you maintain healthy relationships with your friends, family and partner with such an in-demand and busy schedule?
I think it is important to plan and have a schedule. If you are organised and know what your week looks like in advance, you are able to make time for anything that is important to you.
What do you want to be remembered for in the modelling/entertainment industry one day?
I want to be remembered for the difference that I made in the lives of others. That is very important to me: not what the modelling industry does for me but what I can do for it. I am very humbled and feel privileged that I get to enrich so many lives and transform young ladies on a daily basis. Most of my students come to me as super shy individuals who are afraid to speak, and with a very low sense of self. Through coaching them and instilling them with confidence, they end up being completely different people!
Beyond work-life, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
I love reading true crime, psychological thriller books, swimming, going to the beach and of course…EATING…A LOT!
Who is one person that you look up to and draw inspiration from, and why?
I look up to Demi Tebow, she was Miss South Africa and Universe in 2017. I have met her a few times and was blown away by her kindness, humility and humbleness. She is a firm example that if you have a dream or want to achieve something, dream it and believe in it until you have achieved it!
What is the most inspirational moment, something that impacted you in your career?
I would definitely say it was when I won Miss Jnr South Africa in 2018. I entered for the first time in 2009 and then after that, I entered four more times until I eventually won the title. In addition to that, I won ‘Best of the Best Senior Female Model’ and ‘Best of the Best Senior Female Interview.’ This truly taught me the power of not giving up and how much you can achieve if you believe in yourself.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you have given to yourself 5 years ago?
Don’t let what others think about you or their opinions about you, get to you! Its none of your business. People tend to throw rocks at things that shine.
What don’t people know about you?
I’m pretty much an open book and there’s not a lot of things people do not know about me. But something interesting would probably be that I have a tiny hole in my ear called a preauricular pit! Only 5 babies out of 1000 are born with it. Some scientists believe its remanent of fish gills? Freaky right?!
With a mindset like Tiffany-Amber’s, the sky is definitely the limit for this talented individual!
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