THE inaugural Miss Twins pageant, which began a series of auditions earlier this year, will on September 22 hold the Manicaland edition at Coutald Theatre in Mutare.
BY ANESU MUSHAWATU
The pageant, which is aimed at highlighting and boosting the confidence of twins from around the country, has already had auditions in Kwekwe, Kadoma, Victoria Falls and Harare, ahead of the finals set for December.
Miss Twins founder Sarah Dhliwayo-Nkala told NewsDay Life & Style that the pageant was meant to celebrate the life of twins.
“The pageant is all about twins; showing all young women how to unite, work together and that as a team of two or more, you can create something big,” she said.
“The event is set to be an annual affair and, unlike other pageants, we do not look at size and height, but we focus on being twins, team work and brains with an age range of 18 to 26.”
Dhliwayo-Nkala said the December finals were expected to attract 15 representatives from different provinces.
Harare representatives at the pageant, Chartered Accounting students Linda and Lippy Ndagurwa, who battled it out with four other sets of twins during the Harare auditions recently, said they were excited to represent Harare.
“Winning gave us a much-needed self-esteem boost in the middle of a challenging academic year,” Linda said.
“We would like to thank the founder for coming up with a unique pageant and allowing us to showcase the awesomeness of being twins.”
The set credited their designer Sanah Designs with making them stand out and promised to do their best at the Miss Twins Zimbabwe title shot.
Meanwhile, Deliwe and Diborah Ntini, Mellisa and Monalisa Marufu and Chanty and Shantele have so far been selected for the finals.