Small Town girl turned TV Presenter, motivational Speaker, MC, Health and fitness enthusiast, entrepreneur, business owner and ambassador.
Mishka Patel is a 25 year old from Idasvalley in Stellenbosch. She is living proof that anyone can overcome any circumstances. In a short time she has achieved quite a few titles ranging from being a Miss South Africa 2014 top 12 Finalist, Miss Veet 2014 runner-up, Miss Earth South Africa 2014 Top10 Finalist and a Top 10 Finalist on Presenter Search on 3, which landed her a presenting Job on SABC3 and her current TV Presenter Title as a Pasella TV Presenter on SABC 2.
Her reasons as to WHY she does what she does her response was to inspire young girls to be the BEST version of themselves.
She recently spoke to justjody.co.za
Where and when did your TV Career start?
My TV career started after entering for Presenter Search on 3 in 2015
You’ve had a successful career, what are some of your career highlights?
Definitely the people I got to meet, new relationships formed, some memorable moments such as links I needed to do, included sky diving! Haha, it was amazing.
Haha I’d probably enjoy sleeping more. Of course everyone has their ‘down’ moments, but every single day is a blessing and I try and make the most of every 24hour day I get to enjoy.
What’s a typical day like in the life of Mishka Patel?
Full of activities. Always something new and always something to do. I never have a ‘typical day, but I can tell you this much, I don’t have a 9-5, I have a 24/7 365.
You don’t only do TV, you MC and is a brand ambassador as well. What do you do to relax, away from the media stuff? Hobbies for example ?
Running. Hiking. Reading. I love nature and exploring, and seeing and experiencing new things.
What’s your short, medium and long term goals?
I have quite a list and I believe these goals are quite personal. But for now, I write them all down in my little journal and work towards them every single day.
Your advice to anyone who is considering a career in TV?
If you think you can, you can. If you really want something, trust me, you CAN make it happen. Preserve. Be determined. Work hard and trust the process.