Miss Zimbabwe-USA 2016 organisers have called for entries for the pageant’s next edition, which has been slated for May 28, in California, Los Angeles.Organisers said Miss Zimbabwe-USA 2016 seeks to crown a young Zimbabwean woman endowed with beauty, intelligence and purpose.
The winner should be willing to support uplift and assist the Zimbabwean community in the American diaspora and fellow Zimbabweans back home.
“The pageant, inaugurated in 2000, has become the most prestigious, most looked forward to and respected event on the calendars of Zimbabweans living in the USA,” a statement from Zim Expo said.
Reigning Miss Zimbabwe USA, Wadzanai Thembani, will be representing Zimbabwe in the Miss United Nations Pageant in 2017.
Wadzanai attended Dominican Convent School in Harare, before moving to Dallas, Texas, in 2010.
“Winning Miss Zimbabwe USA, has enabled me to be more involved in my community here in Dallas TX as well as staying involved with my community back home in Zimbabwe,” said Wadzanai.
“Initially I was one of the nominees for the Zimbabwe Achievement Awards where I was nominated in three categories and managed to take home one award.
“This crown has given me privileges and opportunities, I have had the chance to meet several ambassadors from around the world through the United Nations pageant system.
“I also had the opportunity to get featured in Tiara magazine.”
Miss Zimbabwe-USA has provided a platform for the past 15 years to groom young women to become inspirational role models, in the different countries where their pageants are held.
Some of the previous winners of Miss Zimbabwe-USA are Makho Ndlovu, Sandra Nduna, Farai Moyo, Farai Gundani, Kaya Chipungu, Elizabeth Chitseko, Busi Mlambo,Sibongile Mlambo and Thandekile Mellissa Rhoades.
Organisers said entries should be sent to [email protected]