Zimbabwean model, Aisha De Beer, who is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently won the Miss March contest in the ongoing Face of Zimbabwe (Foz) online competition.
The Bulawayo-born model, who has previously appeared on billboards in Zimbabwe and the cover of Edgar’s Club Magazine is currently making her mark on the SA modelling circuit where she has featured in print and television adverts.
De Beer won both the highest public vote and the nod from three of the five Foz judges to claim the Miss March title.
“The stunning beauty has strong, standout looks and could succeed as a top model anywhere in the world,” said UK-based Model and Foz judge Caroline Mutasa.
Another judge, acclaimed radio presenter Priscilla Nalana, said besides De Beer’s obvious beauty and her passion for Zimbabwe was refreshing.
Nalana said De Beer looked very comfortable discussing the beauty of Zimbabwe and had just raised the bar in the competition.
The model is proud of her achievement.
“This to me is not just a title, it’s an opportunity to shine and represent my country as I have always wanted to,” said De Beer.
She said she would not disappoint those who had put their trust in her and wanted people all over the world to realise Zimbabwe was a beautiful country with so much potential.
Foz marketing director Mike Tashaya said his team was thankful to the public for being the ultimate judges of the competition and selecting contestants such as Aisha, who were world-class, experienced and had a serious commitment to online pageant.
“To us this is an inclusive public project. We invite contestants from everywhere to take part and also those who want to partner with us,” said Tashaya.
As part of the tourism drive, Sibo Bero, the reigning Face of Zimbabwe was set to launch an international campaign dubbed “I Love ZW” in which the public would be invited to tell the world about Zimbabwe through pictures.
The campaign is the beauty queen’s Foz mandate to promote Zimbabwe internationally. In its second season, the competition is aimed at marketing Zimbabwe through the beauty of its people, raising awareness for tourism and various charitable causes. Foz is an online competition in which Zimbabweans all over the world are eligible to enter.