Pelisha Somiah, known as Pow to most, is a dreamer and a tea-drinker – through her own admission. Having lived in Durban all her life, she loves the newfound sense of youth and creative culture of the city and says that Cape Town “better watch its back”. Having been scouted herself, Pelisha chose to be a scout instead so you can bet that this girl means business when it comes to winning!
1. How did you hear about #ProjectScouted and how did you become a scout?
I was scouted by a Facebook friend and tagged in a post with the #ProjectScouted logo. I then received a message from Lee, answered a few questions about myself, asked him a few unnecessary questions in return, and then decided that this Project sounded like a heck load of fun and I wanted in. Much to everyone’s dismay (haha) I chose to be a scout rather than to participate.
2. How does being a scout benefit you?
I get to be the boss of beautiful people – #QueenBee. Haha! Just joking... Okay, maybe I’m not joking. I guess it’s a nice way to network, meet new people in the industry and build relationships with them while at the same time imparting experiences had and knowledge gained onto those just starting out. Sharing is caring.
3. What are you looking forward to the most in being a part of the Project?
I find social dynamics intriguing… Aka ‘where the Drama at?!’ Haha! But more importantly I’m keen to help with ideas for photoshoots and to help style my girls! Can’t wait to win! #JustSaying
4. What do you think is the best feature of #ProjectScouted?
It’s potential. It has the makings of an awesome original local reality show as well as being a Project that could really benefit the youth in our city. As it stands, it’s a really good networking opportunity for the young go-getters in Durban. If they are smart enough, they’ll jump at this.
5. What qualities are you looking for in girls before you scout them?
They must be photogenic of course! But I’m also looking for the package; great personality, drive, an exotic look yet universally appealing.
6. What will give your team an edge over the others?
Fewer models but of a high standard. I will be able to mentor and assist a smaller team to the best of my ability. #TeamSpirit #TeamYouCantSitWithUs
7. If another scout stole one of your girls for their team, what would you do?
#DeathStare of course!
Death Stare. to look fixedly at someone with so much hate in hopes that their face melts, explodes, or caves in with extreme discomfort and pain. (Urban dictionary)
8. Which scout or scout’s team, as far as you know, do you see as your toughest competition?
Uh…. Am I scouting twice or something?
9. If your team had a motto or a tag line, what would it be?
We got the stekkies… You got the bats! (What? Infringement you say… AND politically incorrect to say the word bat in a joke because of Ebola? Oh man.) Okay well, then it would have to be #Winning (As in “Hashtag winning”, you have to say the hashtag for full effect).
10. What is your team’s unique name and why did you choose it?
THE MANEKI NEKOS – The maneki-neko (Japanese, literally "beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.
Show your support for your favourite teams by sharing their images on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and hashtagging the teams’ names as well as #ProjectScouted. Be on the look out to see how Pelisha’s team fares with the Project kicking off on 28 February 2015 with Phase One and the launch of the Project.