Mishka Patel is a small town girl turned TV Presenter, Motivational Speaker, Emcee, Health and Fitness Enthusiast. Mishka is a 24-year-old woman from a small town called Idasvalley just outside Stellenbosch.
She believes that anyone can overcome any circumstances, and she would like to believe that she is living proof of that.
At a young age of 24, she has a few titles ranging from being a Miss South Africa 2014 top 12 Finalist, a Miss Veet 2014 runner-up, a Miss Earth South Africa 2014 Top 10 Finalist and a Top 10 Finalist on Presenter Search on 3 2015, which landed her a presenting job on SABC3 and her current TV Presenter title as a Pasella TV Presenter, on SABC 2, which airs every Friday on SABC 2 at 19:30pm.
She aspires to inspire young girls to be the BEST version of themselves.
Coming from a small and disadvantaged community, Mishka knew that she needed to work hard to achieve or receive anything that she wanted. “I knew from a young age that I wanted something different for my life.
That I have bigger dreams than everyone else I surrounded myself with, but I knew that I wanted them to dream WITH me”.
It took a while to find her ‘place’ or to find herself. The journey was a long one, and not always a pleasant or easy one either.
She remembers taking part in everything at school. From Drama classes, debating, Toast Masters, being on the Eco committee to trying out all sports that she could, trying to find herself wasn’t a great journey as she dealt with a lot of bullying: she believes everything happens for a reason, and we all live and learn and she certainly learned a lot.
Eventually her journey took her to discover her love for Youth, Business, Education, Entertainment and Television.
It led Mishka to start my her own ‘Success Classes’ at three underprivileged schools in Stellenbosch, doing various amounts of charity work, co-owning a Production Company , doing Motivational and Public Speaking, Emceeing and Being a Television Presenter.