By Simbarashe Mutizwa
Miss Zimbabwe Tendai Bongani Hunda who arrived in London a few days late for the Miss World 2014 grand finale which takes place on December 14 in the state-of-the-art Excel London auditorium, is settling in well.
Hunda arrived six days late and is now expected to channel all her energy towards catching up with other models that have already done some pageant’s activities.
The 64th edition of Miss World competition officially began on November 20 with 125 contestants.
Before the grand finale, the contestants will compete for a number of top awards, including Sports and Fitness, Top Model, People’s Choice Awards, Beauty with a Purpose and Talent Award.
As contestants were split into four groups Hunda was on Thursday pictured with her team, Team Blue which is going to compete against other teams namely Green, Red and Yellow in team challenges such as the sports events, as well as other activities throughout their stay.
She looked jovial and up for the task to compete with other contestants in the Miss World pageant.
Hunda was crowned two weeks ago as Miss Zimbabwe after Catherine Makaya was booted out for denouncing Miss Zimbabwe Trust in the media.
Makaya was on the throne for just two months after taking over from Thabiso Phiri who resigned after allegations that nude pictures of her were leaked by her ex-boyfriend.
The Miss World was first organised in 1951 as an all-singing, all-dancing advert for beachwear called The Festival Bikini Contest, but the press referred to it as Miss World and the name stuck.
The competition winner — Kiki Hakansson from Sweden — was crowned in a bikini at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
The competition has seen some famous individuals taking part over the years.
Miss World 1994 is the Bollywood sensation Aishwarya Rai and 1976 winner Cindy Breakspeare became an accomplished jazz musician, who also went on to marry Bob Marley. And the most famous contestant was actress Halle Berry, who entered the 1986 competition and finished in sixth place. Chronicle