Ex-petrol attendant wows New York

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From shacking up with a Facebook friend while pursuing his acting and modelling dreams after dropping out of school and being a breadwinner at age 20, an Eastern Cape-born artist has finally hit the big time.
Fort Beaufort-born Sonwabile Gingqishe’s star is shining brightly as he has announced his arrival in the entertainment and modelling industry with a bang.
The multi-talented Gingqishe has truly put his petrol pumping days behind him and he will now look for the next big thing – a diamond in the rough – as he is now a talent scout at Just You Modelling and Artist Management.
And in June he will jet off to the New York Film Academy in the US to study cinema. He was awarded the R133 500.00 three-year scholarship after he impressed at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase International in Orlando, Florida in July.
He performed in front of industry giants like Blaze Johnson, Nace Butler, Kim Meyers and casting director at Tyler Perry studios, Rhavynn Drummer.
Gingqishe, who has been supporting his family of six as his parents are unemployed, has been hard at work shooting commercials for major multinational companies.
On Tuesday, he shot an advert for Steers in Pretoria...

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