Top model Lisa Morgan touched down in Harare Sunday morning to a thunderous welcome following her top-drawer performance at the Miss International Beauty Pageant, Chengdu, China, on November 6.
Morgan, who currently sits on the Miss Universe Zimbabwe throne and was crowned Miss Expressive at the pageant, felt overwhelmed by family, friends and fans with her posters and banners screaming “Welcome back Lisa!”
“I am really happy to be back home and it was such an honour to see a lot of people waiting for me at the airport holding my posters.
It was a great feeling knowing that out there people appreciate my achievements,” said the beauty.
From the airport, Miss Zimbabwe was taken to Nandos where she was treated to Nandos flame-grilled chicken.
The beauty queen, who had been feeding on Chinese food for the past month was further spoiled by her family who prepared a heavy traditional meal for her.
“I was really missing home-cooked food and could not wait to eat sadza and maguru (offals). I really enjoyed my lunch as I was used to eating sushi and other (Chinese) meals which I did not like,” she said.
Morgan said she enjoyed her stay in China as it opened new doors for her. She said: “I must admit I had a good time in China as I got to network with different people from different countries. We exchanged contacts and we will continue communicating.”
The model did the nation proud, scooping the Ambassador of Beauty award and coming third at the talent show where she teased the judges with her entrancing inxwala dance.
The dance so charmed those watching and she was inundated with requests to do the dance at various shows after the international pageant.
Ecuador’s Maria Fernanda Cornejo was crowned Miss International while Venezuela’s Jessica Barboza was crowned first princess and Miss Mongolia, Tugsuu Idersaikhan, was crowned second princess.