The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Miss Global Preps Gather Steam

Guests were wined and dined at the Miss Global sashing ceremony held over the weekend at the Chinese Gardens. Some 20 beauties, some of them from as far as Masvingo, Mutare, Chinhoyi and Bulawayo, took turns to present the projects they will be working on for the next few months.

The projects touched on reproductive health, HIV and Aids, environmental awareness among others.

The ceremony was officiated over by the chairman of the Zimbabwe Youth Council, Acie Lumumba, who was representing Youth, Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

Lumumba reaffirmed the ZYC's support for the Miss Global while congratulating the organisers.

"Our office is at your disposal and as the young women of Zimbabwe you need to play your part in the tourism of our country. Resources are not always going to be enough, but make the best out of what you have", he said. Tare Munzara, Miss Global Pageant's president and head of public relations, highlighted his vision of making the pageant one of a kind in Zimbabwe.

"We have come a long way since our inception last year. From there we have been working towards improving the standards of local modelling through holding red carpet events like these.

"We believe there is more to modelling than walking the ramp to win and be noticed by people. Our girls are groomed to hold the personal responsibility to make a difference in the society because beauty without brains is useless," he said.

Reigning Miss Global Zimbabwe Mutsa Mutare also took time to give the finalists a tip or two based on her experiences especially at the world finals held in Jamaica last year.

"My experiences have not been easy, but from them I have learnt a lot. You need to adequately prepare for the world finals because while you are there it's a different story all together.

It is an opportunity to represent our country and what it stands for. You are also presented with the chance to network with people from all over the world so make the best out of it," she said.

Mutare urged the finalists to be humble and take pride in Zimbabwe. Also present were the parents and guardians of the finalists. The Miss Global Zimbabwe will be held on April 27 under the theme "Beauty, Charity and Tourism".

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