Beauty queen solicits for votes

Sharon Mukombe

ZIMBABWEAN finalist at the Miss Africa Great Britain Sharon Mukombe is soliciting for online votes for the People’s Choice category ahead of the pageant’s grand finale slated for October 13 at the Royale Regency hall in London, United Kingdom.

BY ANESU MUSHAWATU

Sharon Mukombe

Mukombe told NewsDay Life & Style that the votes will go a long way in securing her a top 10 spot at the grand finale where she is competing against 23 other beauty queens.

The winner will become the pageant’s goodwill ambassador, charged with designing and implementing a charity programs based on her pageant platform.

The 20-year-old beauty said: “My goal is to bring about change in Zimbabwe by ensuring each child has access to education, empowering them to become the leaders of tomorrow and rebuild Zimbabwe.”

Mukombe said she also wanted to debunk the notion that beauty was only for fair-skinned girls and would use the platform to inspire young dark-skinned girls to be confident while empowering them to pursue education and explore business opportunities.

Mukombe, who migrated to the UK at the age of five, said although she grew up in the UK, she still carried herself as a Zimbabwean because her roots where in her home country.

The model is currently a student nurse at Bolton University and does ballet and contemporary dances as well as gymnastics. People can vote on www.missafricaGB.com.

Founded in 2011, Miss Africa GB Beauty pageant is an award winning pageant and a part of the Annual Miss Africa Charity Awards aimed at giving young African girls in the UK a platform to showcase their beauty, culture, talent and creativity.

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