ALL is set for the Miss Universities beauty pageant on Saturday night at the Ochi City, Harare, where a bevy of 24 beauties from all corners of the country will vie for the coveted title.
Report by Melissa Mpofu, Entertainment Reporter
Now in its third year, this year’s edition will see the queen driving off with a brand new Nissan March vehicle as part of her prizes.
Other prizes will include cash, laptops, iPads, mobile phones and hampers.
Prominent dendera musician Sulumani “Sulu” Chimbetu, Saiwe Chimbetu, Shastro and DJ Romeo will entertain guests at the pageant.
Last year’s winner, Ntokozo Sithole is expected to crown the winner. The models converged in Harare last week for their boot camp at Ochi City. On Thursday, a talent show was held where models showcased their various talents through dance, poetry and songs.
The models were drawn from the University of Zimbabwe, Midlands State University, Women’s University, Bindura, Gwanda, National University of Science and Technology, Masvingo and Chinhoyi universities.
Prominence Makaza, one of the organisers of the event, said this year’s edition would be bigger and better. The event, which is now a top-notch brand, was born out of the need to celebrate beauty with brains after the realisation that most models at some local pageants were failing to answer general questions about their country and its natural resources.
Like previous years, Miss Universities will qualify to contest in the Miss Universities Africa pageant, while the first and second princesses will contest at the Miss Zimbabwe pageant.