Reigning Miss Teen Zimbabwe, Nadine Hahn, leaves for Texas tomorrow for the Miss Teen World pageant which is scheduled to take place between 9 and 14 August.
The 19-year-old who scooped the Miss Teen Zimbabwe crown ahead of 19 others last month, will be representing not only Zimbabwe but Africa as a whole together with South Africa’s representative, Ti Amore Fourie, and Zambia’s Thandiwe Longwe.
Hahn hopes to ensure that the crown remains in Africa. The incumbent teen queen is South Africa’s Taylor Robinson.
When the beauty queen was asked by the judges why she should become Miss Teen Zimbabwe at the national catwalk competition, she said: “I want to be able to contribute positively to the youths of Zimbabwe and when I go to Texas, I intend to bring the Miss World title back home.”
Miss Teen Zimbabwe pageant director Sandra Chawabvunza yesterday said Hahn had been mentored for the world pageant by the country’s best agents.
“She had facials and massages at Kiki Divaris before being groomed by Judith Williams. Her evening gown and national costume were designed by prolific fashion designer, Joyce Chimanye.
So, we are confident that even if she doesn’t win she will definitely give the judges a hard time and will also put Zimbabwe on the map,” she said.
Prizes to be won at the Miss Teen World pageant include a $5 000 educational scholarship, fashion photo shoots from See What Develops & Kevin Hoehne, and a $5 000 appearance wardrobe from Crown Couture.
Other prizes include a year of hair care from The Perfect Blonde, supply of hair care products from Armstrong McCall, a year’s supply of cosmetics from Gaspar Cruz Cosmetics, a shoe wardrobe from Frederico Leone Colonial Shoe Company, a year of personal appearances and website promotions, $1 000 worth of jewellery, 8×10 autograph cards and business cards and a year of travel opportunities.