Former Mr South Africa uses his law degree to reach out to those in need

October 1st, 2018
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By Kgomotso Ramotsho

Johannesburg attorney and former Mr South Africa, Armand du Plessis, has put his modelling career on hold to give his full attention to his legal career.

Johannesburg attorney and former Mr South Africa, Armand du Plessis, said he entered the Mr South Africa competition to use the platform to reach out to people in need. Du Plessis (29) was crowned Mr South Africa in 2015/16, while he was completing his final year for his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria.

Mr du Plessis said he had always had a desire to make a difference in the lives of the South African people and entered the competition to help him do so. He added that the Mr South Africa title afforded him the opportunity to travel and meet South Africans, that he thought he would never meet. ‘The people I have met through my time as Mr South Africa, have now become my clients in my career as an attorney, for that I am so thankful,’ Mr du Plessis said.

Mr du Plessis was admitted as an attorney in July and is currently working at Wynand du Plessis Attorneys. He said he was currently putting his modelling career on hold to give his full attention to the legal profession. He added that he was studying towards his LLM degree specialising in Labour Law through the Nelson Mandela University. ‘I have always wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives, for a while I have done so though my title and the Mr South Africa platform, but I now believe that I am making a difference in other people’s lives through my career as an attorney,’ Mr du Plessis added.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (Oct) DR 18.

 

 

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