Conflicting messages over Rosana’s Face of Africa pull-out


M-Net Face of Africa finalist, Rosana Hall, who was expected to make an impact at the recent Miss Teen Zimbabwe competition, made a last-minute pullout from the competition as the dates clashed with her academic programme.
“I couldn’t make it for the camp simply because I had to be at school so I had to drop out of the competition,” said Hall, who was among the top three finalists.
She said she got on well with the other girls and only quit because she had to attend her French classes and had to sit for an examination.
She added that her withdrawal did not have anything to do with her failure to clinch the top post in the pageant before the final as had been suspected.
The beauty queen, who had an amazing breakthrough in the modelling world at 17 when she made it to the final round of the Face of Africa early this year, is currently awaiting her ‘O’Level examination results.
She also made it as first princess in the Miss Teen Harare competition which led her to the Miss Teen Zimbabwe finals which she suddenly dropped out of at the last minute.
However the big price of a Nissan March and US1 000 went to 19-year-old Nadine Hahn while first princess Liezelle Jenkins (18) and second princess Nadia Gori (19) of Bulawayo also got an assortment of prizes.
Pageant organiser, Sandra Chawabvunza, however gave a conflicting reason for Hall’s pullout. She said: “Rosanna told us that she could not afford the clothing that was needed for the show so she had to drop out.”
She added that they did not have any problem with Hall, who had given them an understandable reason to drop out.