ZIMBABWE’S representative at the Top Model of the World Competition 2013 in Egypt, Nadine Hahn, failed to impress as she could not make it even into the top 15 like her predecessor, Malaika Mushandu, who was the first runner-up last year.
Report by Tinashe Sibanda
Although Hahn, who is the reigning G Tel Face of Zimbabwe (FOZ), admitted she was a disappointment, she said she had tried her best.
“I somehow feel like I have disappointed everyone although the privilege of attending the show was beneficial to me in the sense that I represented the country to the best of my ability,” said Hahn.
In a post-mortem self-assessment, Hahn said her failure to give it her best shot was probably her biggest undoing.
“My weakness was probably not applying my full abilities in some of the activities we took part in, but my greatest strengths were my personality and the passion I had to win,” she said.
The former Miss Teen Zimbabwe, however, said despite her dismal performance, she was happy about her lifetime experience at the global show and the connections that she made. This, she said, was a consolation.
“I did not win the competition, but I feel I won a lot more,” she said.
FOZ marketing director Mike Tashaya said they were proud of Nadine’s graceful and dignified performance despite her failure to make an impact on the global show.
“She is our champion and we wish her all the best during her reign as the Face of Zimbabwe and the great journey she is on,” said Tashaya Mashandu was crowned First Princess in the Top Model of the World Competition in 2012 after outstaging 45 other contestants and the previous year, Vanessa Sibanda came third.