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SA Artist- Thabang Khatide - NYHollywood2021

Personal message

First and foremost, to you the reader, you are awesome. I hope you are looking forward to reading my story and opportunity as much as I am excited to tell you all about it.

I am Thabang Kevin Khatide, an upcoming supermodel. (Yes, you read that right.) I am currently based in Pretoria, Mamelodi is the place my family and I call "Home" .

My story starts with a very successful audition with "33 and Me Talent agency", mind you, I had never walked the runway before but that day I most certainly owned my walk and not only attained a callback but also went home having been certificated as the "Overall Model" and "Overall Brand" of the day. The callback attained, led me to the Silverstar Casino for the International Arts Talent Showcase (IATS) whereby the likes of :

*Blaze Johnson (The Voice, America) 

* Nate Butler (A&R-X Factor and 'The Four' on Fox) 

*Rhavynn Drummer (Independent Casting Director - Tyler Perry Studios)

*Joey Zangardi Dixon (Director of Musical Theatre recruitment at the New York Film Academy)

*Joey Hunter (Vice President of Modelwire and former Co-President of Ford Model Management)

were present and actively scouting talent in the arts of modelling, acting, dancing and singing. 

With such prominent figures attending the showcase, it makes you wonder what opportunities could potentially lie ahead for local artists getting headhunted and scouted by them and in turn actually representing South Africa on the International Stage...

Allow me to disperse those clouds of thought. 

At hand, I have been personally invited by Joey Hunter to attend the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) convention which was originally planned for New York July 2020 but consequently postponed due to Covid-19 and now set for HOLLYWOOD Jan 2021. A convention of this magnitude has in its attendance, close to 300 top industry professionals ranging from casting directors, producers, talent scouts, scouting agencies and more.

The likes of Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Elijah Wood, Brenda Song and more are some of the IMTA alumni. Soon, my name will be amongst them too. 

But I need your help, Herein below is a unique challenge my friends and I have thought up. 

#OneLess challenge

Simply put, whatever you are willing to have ONE LESS of (be it a habit or lifestyle expense) you kindly proceed to donate its monetary value's worth here on this link. It can be anything. Be it, a castle lite beer or a box of ciggs. The aim is to be as brand specific as possible so we can hopefully attract those brands to catch onto the my story and hence take part in the fundraising. 


~#OneLessFeedMyCraving = R50 donation = potentially attracting Chicken Licken. 

~#OneLessBigMacBurger = R50 donation = potentially attracting McDonald's 

~#OneLessSterkinekorDate = R200 = potentially attracting Sterkinekor. 

The base hashtag is #OneLess and you attach to it, whatever you are willing to have one less of.  

How to fully take part :

1. Click on the 'Donate' button within this link. 

2. Put your name and surname ( /remain anonymous if you choose) 

3. In the comment block, place the unique #OneLess you've decided on. 

4. After donating, that very comment will appear on my link. 

5. Moreover, on any of my social media (IG mainly) comment on any of my image posts with your uniquely developed #OneLess. 

(It's Not Too Huge A Target When Broken Down, To Fill That Target Meter Approx 1806 More People Need To #OneLessBigMac =R50 donation, Literally A Little From A Lot Of People Can Turn This Into A Complete Success!) 

IG : @thabangthabskhatide 

FB : Thabang Khatide 

Tw : @TKhatide

Email : [email protected] 

Funds Raised Go Towards :

-IMTA participation fee

-2 Intensive training bootcamps

-Media, branding and portfolio training

-Open interview and callback training

-Admittance to all workshops and seminars at the IMTA convention.

-Enrollment into 4 official IMTA performances

-Awards night banquet

-Open interviews with agents

-Exposure to professional agents, talent scouts, record labels, casting directors, acting coaches, managers and more.

-Transport transfers between the accommodation and the airport

-8 nights shared accommodation

-New York sightseeing tour ( and NY Film Academy workshop)

-IMTA program book

-5 full convention days

-Workshops (20hrs) on site 

-Marketing material (20 headshots + 20 comp cards) 

-2x portfolio shoot _in Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge New York. 


-2x additional compulsory categories 

-Contestant performance package (DVD+Photography) 

-American Visa 

-Travel and Medical Insurance 


The raised funds will be set aside and held by my agency for the purposes of my IMTA opportunity and participation thereof, through Elsubie Verlinden who is the Director of 33 and Me Talent Agency and IMTA South African Regional Director. The agency is based at 21 North Street, Illovo, Sandton, 011 039 24881, Email : [email protected]

(All necessary documentation and certification mentioned above are readily available to view on request) 



  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 5.53
  • "Wishing you all the best. #OneLess" - Wami

  • Mar 09, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "#OneLessShift" - Tejita

  • Feb 10, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    I am trusting God to help us meet the target on time. GO Represent Thabang. Stay focused and do not loose HOPE

    " - Esther Mekoa

  • Feb 01, 2020 - R 51.41
  • "#one less variety lunch box" - Thando Nomana

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "#onelessNumetrodate" - Tsatsi Mokhefa

  • Jan 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "OneLess1gigTelkomData" - The_Face

  • Jan 29, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "


    " - Bophelo Kutumela

  • Jan 28, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "#OneLessBounceIncMegaManiaTicket" - Tshepo Phahlamohlaka

  • Jan 28, 2020 - R 110.00
  • "

    #onelesslovisanecklaceset! We're in this my guy!!!

    " - Chule Wakaba

  • Jan 27, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "#OneLess-IJustFeltLikeDonating" - Nonkie Lukhele

  • Jan 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "#OneLessMovieDate" - Molefe

  • Jan 26, 2020 - R 51.41
  • "#OnelessMacDonaldsMeal" - Theto Mashaba

  • Jan 26, 2020 - R 56.55
  • "#OneLessSpurBurger" - Gabriel

  • Jan 24, 2020 - R 102.82
  • "#OneLessCapeCookiesRomeoDelight" - Sheena

  • Jan 24, 2020 - R 102.82
  • "#OneLessLargePizza" - Tshenolo Maimane

  • Jan 23, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "#OneLessSpatlho" - One Less Challenge Is On!

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Donations to date

R 2 704.95

Fundraising target

R 93 000.00

Thabang Khatide Modelling Cause

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My name is Thabang Kevin Khatide. I am raising funds for myself as I have attained a successful callback from the International scouts present and such callback affords me the opportunity to head to New York for the International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA) Convention.