You know we love the arts and we’re all about women who use their talents to express themselves and uplift others. So we had a sit-down with CellCgirl, Candice Modiselle, and found out what makes her tick and why she’s proud to be a member of the ‘CellCistahood’.
Who is Candice Modiselle?
Born and raised in Johannesburg, Candice Modiselle is an actress as well as a TV and radio host. Since she’s always been passionate about drama and acting, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dramatic Arts at Wits University to help her pursue her dream of becoming an actress. It certainly paid off because she graces our screens and gets to share her talent with the world.
What does the CellCgirl initiative mean to you?
Candice is all about girls lifting each other up and speaks about how CellCgirl is not just an initiative, but a “Queendom” of strong young women and girls who can straighten each others’ crowns and learn from one another. “The platform is also reassurance that they are not alone,” she says as she speaks about the importance of having positive role models who are not just successful but also relatable too. “I'm also aware that as a public figure and role model, my voice carries weight and has the power to shape young minds, particularly South Africa's female future shapers,” she adds. The CellCgirl platform gives her the opportunity to use this voice to positively impact other young women who are working towards realising their own dreams.
What’s the one thing you hope CellCgirl achieves?
“I hope that CellCgirl can offer a young voice that women can relate to,” she explains. In her opinion, young women have needed a platform that motivates them and reassures them that being unique, strong and ambitious are all great qualities to have and that their dreams can be achieved. See why we love her?
What do you hope to bring to the project?
“I really hope that I can bring an insightful honest perspective as a product of my own experiences,” she begins as she describes how unfortunate it would be if we couldn’t all learn from other people’s mistakes. She hopes to be a compassionate role model that other young women can interact and grow with. “And I hope I can bring some humour since I haven't quite outgrown my class clown phase,” Candice laughs - and, for the record, we think she’s hilarious!
How would you define a CellCgirl?
“I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this because I’m finally at a place where I can say I embody a lot of the aspects of a CellCgirl,” Candice enthuses. She’d describe a CellCgirl as a young woman who goes for all her goals and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. A CellCgirl leads, she doesn’t follow the crowd and she’s unapologetic about her individuality. We’re totally here for this definition!
What’s your biggest hope for South African Girls?
"Above all, I hope having a platform like this will inspire young women to have an empowered sense of self-worth,” Candice emphasises. It’s important for girls to know that they matter and that they’re worthy of the same privileges and opportunities men have. Candice also hopes young women will strive to better themselves in the face of challenges and become confident agents of change in society.
Not only is she a talented actress, but Candice Modiselle is also an educated and informed example to younger girls. We love her fierce spirit and can’t wait to see more of her on our screens.