SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean model, Pauline Marere is set to represent the country at the Miss World Universities pageant in Seoul, South Korea.
BY PRECIOUS CHIDA
The pageant will start off with a boot camp in South Korea from November 20 to December 20, where the crowning ceremony will be held.
Marere told NewsDay yesterday that she was confident that she will bring the crown home.
“I stand a very good chance of winning because I am very confident and I have been working on my ramp techniques in preparation for the finals. I am more than excited and I’m ready to make the best out of this competition,” she said.
The model, who made her debut appearance on South Africa’s modelling circuit, said she is planning to contest in the Miss World Zimbabwe and Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageants next year.
“My plan is to go for Zimbabwean pageants next year, particularly Miss Zimbabwe and Miss Tourism and I believe it’s going to be possible. In 2018 my biggest wish is to represent my country in Miss Universe and raise our flag high,” she said.
Marere said a lot of modelling queens inspired her, particularly the recently crowned Miss World Zimbabwe, Chiedza Mhosva.
The beauty queen, who is studying electrical engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, made it to the top 19 of Miss Universities South Africa, whose finals are scheduled for later this year.
Marere said she was passionate about helping others hence her decision to dedicate her life to serving the community and the world at large.