Nokutenda represents Zimbabwe at Miss World in India

Nokutenda represents Zimbabwe at Miss World in India

Zimbabwe’s presence in the Miss World pageant sees a revival after Queen Belinda Potts’ participation in 2018.

Following a hiatus since 2018, hopes of Zimbabwe’s return to international pageantry, particularly Miss World, seemed dim. Many Zimbabweans shifted their support to neighboring countries like South Africa, cheering on their contestants for the coveted title.

However, Zimbabwe is making a remarkable comeback on the Miss World stage. Nokutenda Shekinah Marumba proudly represents Zimbabwe among contestants from around the globe at the Miss World competition held in India. The event spans from February to March, with live streaming commencing on February 20th.

‘On March 9th, the eyes of the world will be on the spectacular Jio World Convention Centre, where one of the 120 Beauties With a Purpose will be crowned the 71st Miss World!’

Nokutenda, hailing from Bulawayo and raised in Chegutu, stands as the lone daughter in a family of five. Her participation has garnered widespread support from Zimbabwe’s modeling community. For the first time in six years, the Zimbabwean flag will grace the Miss World pageant.

Zimbabwe’s absence from the prestigious event stemmed from internal conflicts within the Miss World Zimbabwe organizers. Former Vice President Chiwenga’s wife, Mary Mubaiwa, previously held patronage. However, accusations from model activists claimed she withheld ownership of the organization, rendering it dormant.

Patience Lusengo, founder of Noir Models, now assumes management responsibility for the Miss Zimbabwe pageant from 2024 to 2025. Lusengo, a prominent figure in the fashion and modeling industry, holds executive roles in various fashion events and beauty pageants, including Harare Fashion Week and Miss International.

Tapiwa Rubaya

Tapiwa Rubaya is the current affairs, fashion and sports reporter at My Afrika Magazine.

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