Zim searches for new queen

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka

HARARE-ZIMBABWE is choosing its new beauty queen on November 24, with 18 models sashaying for a right to be called Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and a pass to Miss World.

The models have gone into a week-long boot camp for grooming and etiquette lessons.

“The director of the show insisted that he wants the girls for at least a week during which time they will be judged and then rehearse for the final,” said Alson Darikayi, the spokesperson for the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Trust.

He said through their major sponsor Bigtime Events, they were geared to put up a major show.

“The pageant will be nothing like what you’ve seen before and it will be a world class event,” he said.

“It will be a mix of South Africans and Zimbabwean working on the production.”

A red carpet will be rolled out to guests at the Harare International Conference Centre with special performances by South African house music stars, Busiswa and Dr Malinga.

The entertainment line-up will also be spiced up by local acts among them Ammara Brown and Selmor Mtukudzi.

For contestants to qualify for the pageant, they had to have at least passed their A Levels, hold a diploma or a degree.

Zimbabwe is not only looking for a beautiful model to wear the crown, but also an ambassador for the country’s tourism sector.

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