Winners of inaugural Zimbabwe Miss Tourism pageant to share USD$1200
By Keith Mlauzi | Nehanda Showbiz |
Winners of the Zimbabwe Miss Tourism pageant had to share USD$1200 in prize money. The pageant was held on Tuesday under strict Covid-19 regulations with only 100 guests attending.
24- year-old Sakhile Dube was crowned Queen as she walked away with $500 cash price. She also won a ticket to represent the country in China next month at the international tourism pageant.
The 24-year-old who’s currently studying towards a Degree in Psychology announced her return into the cat walking scenes after she failed to secure a a price in the Miss Zimbabwe World.
“I have always been a runway model. I tried to enter into a beauty pageant in 2017 as I participated at the Miss Zimbabwe World, but did not make it,” said Dube.
“I haven’t taken any part in any pageants after that but would like to announce that I am back on stage. I am happy to win this title and perseverance pays.
“Now I am representing the country and hope to bring the crown back home,” she further added.
Dube won an automatic ticket to represent Zimbabwe at the tourism international pageant in China next month.
Dorothy Bhebhe was crowned first princess with a price money of $300.
Another beauty Onesimo Nkomo was voted second princess with a price money of $200 she also walked away with an extra $100 after she won the Miss personality crown.
Irene Tutu was awarded Miss Talent with a price money of $100.
The pageant comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched the Visit Zimbabwe Promotion which seeks to market the country as a premier tourist destination. Nehanda Radio