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Kagande Crowned Miss CUT 2019

by Conilious Toga
21 Oct 2019 at 16:23hrs | Views
Miss CUT Blantina Ashley Kagande(Seated) flanked by from left 1st Princess Elsi Shona Muzeya, Students Rep Chris Mushunje, Tino Mukwaiwa (obscured) 2nd Princess Dygracious Muzarewetu and Miss Culture Cynthia Mukanga.
19 year old Clothing and Fashion Design student Blantina Ashley Kagande was crowned Miss Chinhoyi University of Technology 2019 at a glamorous event that was held at CUT Hotel last Saturday in Chinhoyi,Mashonaland West.

Kagande shrugged off the coveted crown from eleven other contestants who included Elsi Muzeya, Dygracious Muzarewetu and Tadiwa Gudza who were crowned 1st princess, 2nd Princess and Miss Personality respectively.

This year's pageant ran under a breast cancer awareness theme and was organised by Sean Nyemba, a young entrepreneur who runs Royals Madzishe, a clothing and events management company with the help of the Chinhoyi University Student Representative Committee (SRC). Nyemba expressed gratitude to the University and the corporate world for chipping in with sponsorship packages and is hopeful that the next Miss CUT will be bigger and better, ".... we were overwhelmed by the support and the attendance figures, and of course it was the first time for my organization to host the peasant, but we did well, even beyond the expected, all thanks to the sponsors, my organising team of Chris Mushunje, Cynthia Makanga, Theresa Chibodo, Beatrice Musungo, Sharon Ndanga, Anesu Rewayi, Tino Mukwaiwa and not forgetting Simba Chikwekwe, the CUT SRC President."

Meanwhile, some of the models who took part in this year's Miss CUT were trolled on, on social media. Model and Fashion Hub Zimbabwe founder Rumbi Catness Chigama expressed her disappointment on the levels of bullying faced by the models,".. trolling someone over how they look is a form of bullying. The issue affects a lot of models as they are constantly judged over how they look and even criticised for it, thus increasing the risk of depression among models, especially the young ones."On the issue of complexion determining beauty, Chigama warned that the topic of complexion was a sensitive one adding that it is not anyone's choice to get a certain complexion unless they take risks to attain certain results.

Chigama's sentiments were echoed by Zimbabwe National Students Association (ZINASU) Gender Secretary Kimberly Chikanga, " It's irrational and personality assassination to the young models, it's high time we learn to respect each other as a people and embrace diversity in colour, structure and looks. "

Guest were entertained by Ash & Trust, The Light Ray Band, Bwoi Tweezy, CAC dancers among other upcoming artists, waiting for the headline act Sani Makalima who as usual did not disappoint and lived to expectation with a polished performance.Leeroy Muchazivepi was the Master of Ceremony.

The pageant was last held in 2017 under the Jesse Msitini led Fashion and Technology  FATE Club, the owners of the Miss CUT title but took a sabbatical in 2018.Tino Mazhindu was the reigning Miss CUT Queen.

 All Photos credit: Tanaka ZiyaVaya(Batcave)

1. Former Miss Africa Continent Pauline Marere poses for a photo with fellow models Conilious Toga and Marylin Zingwe on the judging Desk.

Miss CUT 2019 Blantina Kagande (center) with Royals Madzishe Founder Sean Nyemba and Tanyaradzwa Mtandwa who hosted red carpet

Some of the guests who attended Miss CUT 2019

Source - Conilious Toga