MISS Universities Zimbabwe second Princess Siboninkosi Hove, who is currently in Seoul, South Korea, for the World Miss Universities (WMU) grand finale on January 25, said she is confident that she will conquer the world and raise the country’s flag high.
Zimbabwe is participating at the 26th edition of the pageant for the first time since its inception in 1986.
In an interview with NewsDay from South Korea, the 21-year-old beauty said she is ready as she has done all the necessary preparations ahead of the finale.
“Zimbabwe is poised for a better representation. We had our first prejudging on Monday where I presented a two-minute speech about the environment and peace,” she said.
According to Hove, there are only two African representatives with Miss South Africa Universities also taking part in the pageant.
World Miss University seeks to promote world peace and is running under the theme Peace Movement for the World’s Unification. The pageant is held annually in South Korea.
The beauty pageant initially was supposed to run from November 23 to December 19, but was moved to January 25 due to some challenges encountered by the organisers.
The Africa University student took the chance to represent the country after the reigning queen Valerie Chingonzo and first princess Simbiso Mutandavari got tied up with examinations during the pageant’s preparatory period.
Denmark’s Mia Hasanagic won last year’s edition of the pageant.