Chiedza crowned Miss World Zim
24 July 2017
TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Chiedza Mhosva was crowned Miss World Zimbabwe after shrugging off stiff competition from 15 other contestants at Borrowdale Brooke country club on Saturday.
The Mashonaland Central beauty will represent Zimbabwe at the 67th edition of Miss World, which is set for China in November.
Evelyn Njelele was crowned first princess whilst Kundai Somerai got the second princess crown.
Tariro Zvizhinji scooped the Miss Personality crown after receiving most votes from the public.
Chairperson for the Miss World Zimbabwe Trust Marry Chiwenga revealed that a prize handover ceremony will be held in the next two weeks.
The Queen, Chiedza will be presented US$20000 in cash and a brand new vehicle while the first and second princess will receive US$10000 and US$5000 respectively whilst Miss Personality will also receive US$5000.
The other eight finalists did not walk away empty handed as each model will be given US$1000 for being part of the pageant.
Big Time Strategic Group founder Justice Maphosa, who is the Miss World Zimbabwe Trust official sponsor, said all the models will receive their prizes.
“As Mrs Chiwenga has said, all the models will receive their prizes and as Big Time Strategic Group we are the official sponsors for the event we will see that it comes to pass.
Despite charging a whooping US$300 as entrance fee to the pageant, the event was well attended.
Miss World Zimbabwe Trust official Raymond Mutadza said they ended up turning down other companies who were willing to buy their tables after realising that they could not accommodate more people.
“Though it was our wish to have more Zimbabweans join us during the crowning of Miss World Zim, we ended up turning down some companies who were also interested in coming for the event.
“This was because we had to avoid overcrowding the place and also to maintain international standards expected of the Miss World beauty pageant,” he said.
This year’s edition of the Miss World Zimbabwe Trust lived to its billing of being a red carpet affair as most of the guests came dressed for the event.
Most of the ladies comes clad in their nightwear outfits whilst their male counterparts had a black ties.
The state of the art decorations, dinner set setup also gave a relevant mood to the event.
Miss World Zimbabwe spokesperson Tendai Chirau gave credit to local choreographer Hilary Indi for training the models.
“When we were in boot camp, Hilary worked tirelessly, grooming them on etiquette as well as on cat walking.
“So all the amazing cat walking you saw during the pageant was a result of Hilary input since most of these ladies were not good at it.
“Hilary’s efforts were successful because the models were willing to learn,” he said.
Veteran South African musician Ringo Madlingozi elated guests who attended the pageant by dishing out hits such as Sondela, Into Yami among other, whilst contestants were walking on the isle.
Sungura musician Alick Macheso also gave a breathtaking performance by dishing out various hits.