Yeukai Karengezeka Entertainment Reporter
Reigning Miss Earth Zimbabwe, Samantha Dika, has launched an online campaign in preparation for the grand finale to be held on December 7 at Versailles Palace, Philippines.
This year’s edition of the international pageant has over 90 participants from as far as Ukraine, Turkey, Zambia, United States of America, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Director of Miss Earth Zimbabwe, Thandi Muringa said the aim of the pageant was to celebrate beauty with a purpose.
“Our aim is to create a platform for beautiful young women to take an active role in protecting the environment. The big day is drawing close and online voting has already started. Let’s support her by following pages on all social networking sites because we want her to bring the crown home,” she said.
She said contestants are battling online for the People’s Choice, Eco-Beauty and Miss Photogenic titles.
Zimbabwe’s representative, Dika has been embarking on a number of projects with the help of the corporate world in preparation for the mega title.
“Last month my team and I planted trees at Kuwadzana 1 Primary School with the help of the Forestry Commission and former big brother housemate Munyaradzi Chidzonga. We also did a water sampling project with the University of Zimbabwe students,” she said.
Samantha said she hopes to transform people’s lives through effective waste management. She is also hoping to push for a going green campaign that aims to turn trash into cash.
Samantha Dika is a self taught fashion designer who grew up in Harare. A holder of a National Diploma in Tourism and Business Administration, she is currently studying towards Business Administration with the University of London.
The winner of Miss Earth International will serve as the Ambassador to environmental protection campaigns worldwide for a year.