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The Miss World Zimbabwe auditions are in progress and have drawn an overwhelming response, attracting contenders from different backgrounds, races and creed, organisers have said.

The Miss Zimbabwe Trust scouting team’s initial search started in Matabeleland North on February 4 – covering Matabeleland South, Bulawayo and Midlands provinces and high quality models participated, according to programmes and communications manager Tendai Chirau.

“We might have faced difficulties in conservative communities like Lupane but scores came through in the rest of the week.

“We ended up with 30 girls from Bulawayo, five from Lupane and seven from the Midlands province that met our criteria,” he said.

He said while they are likely to have a large number by the time they complete the nationwide search at this rate, further screenings in boot camp would leave only the cream.

“The girls will be in boot camp for three weeks in the build up to the event,” he said.

Speaking on modelling agencies and their usual regional scouting agents, he had this to say.

“We are working with them but are no longer limiting ourselves. Provincial pageant queens no longer qualify automatically but will also have to audition. That is the same method that is used by our South African counterparts and it enables us to spot rough gems that we can polish during the boot camp,” he said.

Chirau said their next port of call was Masvingo then on to Manicaland and Mashonaland East provinces.

The early scouting comes at a time when the Miss Zimbabwe Trust has rebranded in preparation for the finale scheduled to take place on April 25 at Mermaids Pool in Shamva.

Running under the theme “Probity”, the trust is on record saying their aim was to produce a breed of principled finalists who will be a reflection of our highly cultured nation.

The programmes and communications manager also said the pageant was looking to expose some of the country’s little known gems.

This is in terms of tourism resort areas, hence the choice to host the pageant in Shamva.

Source : The Herald

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