Matabeleland beauty queens shine

HARARE - Matebeleland province produced yet another beauty queen during the weekend in Fadzai Muvuti who out-shone former Miss Zimbabwe 2011 at the Elite Model Look Zimbabwe pageant held on Saturday.

The current holder of the Miss Zimbabwe Title Bongani Dhlakama is Bulawayo-based and so is the newly-crowned 19 year old Muvuti.

Mushandu walked away empty-handed as she failed to impress the Elite Model Look judges.

Mushandu was looking forward to winning the contest. In an interview the beauty queen said she is overlooking her Saturday failure as she is concentrating more on her career.

“I am still going to contest as it is my career I am going international as soon as possible I will be leaving the country so that I face new competition out of the country,” she said.

“I am going to pursue my modelling career despite what happened last Saturday,” added hopeful Mushandu.

During the early hours of the night the optimistic Mushandu posted on her Facebook wall that the time had come for the competition “Tonight is the night” said the post that led to her fans posting supportive messages for her.

On her Facebook wall Mushandu posted “I am not in a competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance,” she said.

After the tight competition night the beauty posted on her Facebook wall, “I tried my best but sometimes things are not meant to be,” she said.

Janice Costa the executive director of Elite Model Look Zimbabwe said their aim as an agent  is to bring up models in a professional way.

“We give the models an opportunity to achieve their dream and to follow in the footsteps of top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen and Nyasha Matonhodze ,” she said.

Muvuti will be joining finalists from 70 other countries at the world finals being held in Shanghai, China, on December 1 were three top finalists will be awarded contracts worthy £300 000.

The other 19 finalists for 2012 who were out-shone by Muvuti are Tracey Winters, Alisa Adams, Saahirah Ismail, Marblen Nyati, Lauren Macintosh, Rairo Chengeta, Panashe Pfende, Beth McGaw, Rumbi Maizai, Chipo Malinganiso, Robyn Lawler, Catherine Chigarira, Tonderai Koschke, Carey Murphy, Marcia Bangure, Thabiso Phiri, Anesu Muzondo and Chantel George and Malaika Mashandu. - Kaleen Gombera

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