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4 Zimbabwean beauty Queens take Paris by storm!

by Face Of The Globe Zimbabwe UK
04 Aug 2014 at 09:03hrs | Views
Last years winner ,Alishia Musungo crowns this years winner, Lillie Chopamba.
23 year old Psychology Graduate, Lillie Chopamba, Student and aspiring model Kasey McCulloch (13) and sisters Tasha (9) and Larissa Goto (6) beat 8 other hopefuls last Thursday to be crowned  Face of the Globe Zimbabwe 2014. All four winners will travel to Paris in October on a 7 day all expenses paid trip to compete on the international stage as Zimbabwe's representatives.

Pageant Director, Entrepreneur and Model, Lorraine Chinouriri opened up the door to other age groups this year in the hope she could give young girls different experiences, 'Our pageant is very different because we don't focus purely on the way someone looks on the outside, we have no height ,weight or age restrictions, we welcome mothers and just focus on empowering these young girls and ladies, encouraging them to give back to the community. This year the ladies did photoshoots, baked cakes and involved themselves in other activities to raise money for charity. Our mini and junior finalists also raised enough money to buy sewing machines that are going to be sent to Zimbabwe,for the younger contestants it is all about charity work and meeting new friends and having different experiences and for the older it is usually the stepping stone to greater things in their careers.'

Winners for Miss Photogenic and Miss Personality included Nyasha Garati (crowned 1st Princess),Chauntelle Madondo (crowned 2nd Princess), Kasey McCulloch ,Angela Mandaza(crowned 1st Princess), Stephanie Agun (crowned 2nd Princess) and Zoe Badza (crowned 1st Princess) ,Jacqueline Tinkenawo scooped Miss Charity and Miss Publicity, Tinkenawo alongside Madondo and McCulloch also won modelling contracts with award winning, BLACKARMOOR clothing.

Pageant Director, Lorraine Chinouriri with the four winners that are going to Paris.

Marondera born, Lillie, who held down 3 jobs whilst studying for her degree was evidently emotional, holding back tears as she was crowned. When asked how she would use her title, Chopamba stated she would use her title to uplift other women, 'We must lift as we climb, I believe in empowering one another and wanting to see eachother do well, I aim to be one of those that defies connotations associated with being a black woman. I want to show that with the right amount of determination and the right attitude, the sky is the limit'.

Pageant Director, Lorraine Chinouriri with winners and Pageant Director Heather Hopkins from UK heat

Pageant Director Lorraine Chinouriri with the winners and runners up

Trained by renowned Pageant Coach, Shirley James who has 40 years experience in the industry, the girls were put through 1 day pageant training and gave the audience an unforgettable show. Judges included former beauty Queens, Sheila Muzvidziwa, Matilda Bvumbe, Cecilia Kupera and Samantha Tapfumaneyi.

Zimbabwean businesses that Sponsored on the night included The Power of Business Networking, BLACKARMOOR Clothing, Zimbrinyo Inc, Stansid Photography,Zimlink, 7 Wonders Artistry, Sogscissor Hair, Anesu Ndoro and JustCookieDough.

The Adult Finalists

Amidst the glitz and glam, was a show stopping performance from rapper, Moe Makaya, spirit filled rendition from gospel artist ,Lamont Chitepo, enthusiastic rhythms from Queen B and uplifting spoken word from the poet, 'Wordplay' . The award winning DJ King Alfred got the crowd on their feet and hosts Chelsea Chipato and Amanda Mataire kept the audience engaged. Zimbabwe's own Jay C and Dangerzone crew also flew in and attended the event. The highly anticipated pageant didn't disappoint and now preparations are under way for the Zimbabwean representatives to take Paris by storm!

Pageant Director Lorraine Chinouriri with Reigning Queen Lillie Chopamba(L) and Former Queen Alishia Musungo (R)

Another sponsor, Linda Satimburwa with Ras Pompey and Dangerzone crew

Source - Face Of The Globe Zimbabwe UK