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Newly-crowned Miss Carnival Gamuchirayi Kujeke might be taking a break from her deejaying job at Spot FM after winning the prestigious title on Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre. Yvonne Nyamutsamba is the first princess and Blessing Makumene is the second princess. Kujeke (18), who won a Jaguar S’ type, among other prizes, hosts a Saturday morning show on the popular station.

“Radio deejaying is what I have wanted to do for a long time. I am happy now that I can push forward m y cause of making an impact in people’s lives, thanks to Miss Carnival.

“I am taking my roles seriously and it is most likely that I will be taking a break from radio to focus on them,” she said.

The teenage beauty will be unleashed to the world this Saturday when she leads a procession of thousands during the Harare International Carnival street march. Although she sobbed uncontrollably when she was announced the winner on Saturday, she maintains she is emotionally prepared for everything that comes with her title.

“I cried because I was shocked that I had achieved something this huge. I had worked so hard in preparation for the day but I was not sure I had mastered the necessary concepts of beauty pageants,” she said. Kujeke, who is the last born in a family of two, was also the youngest contestant at Miss Carnival 2014.

It seems lady luck smiled on her because the contest was her first attempt at modelling. “I was intimidated by other contestants who had been on the ramp before. As for me, my modelling journey started four months ago when I was spotted by Mercy Mushaninga of ZimGossip, who persuaded me try it out.

“Now here I am,” she said.

Without her crown on, Kujeke has “the girl next door” appearance. This is because she is a down to earth small town girl who recently relocated to Harare.

“I am from Bindura where I attended Chipadze Primary School, Herman Gmeiner Primary School and Chipadze High School. I am a friendly person who accommodates everyone in spite of background and it will stay that way even during my reign,” she said.

Miss Carnival 2014 was a prestigious ceremony that was graced by international beauty queens, Government officials, local celebrities and socialites.

Outgoing Miss Carnival Zimbabwe Dananai Chipunza Miss Carnival Patron Barbara Mzembi and her husband, Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Karikoga Kaseke and Zim Fashion Week founder Priscilla Chigariro.

Mary Chiwenga, wife to Zimbabwe National Army Commander General Constantine Chiwenga, was among the judges, as well as Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Deputy Minister Abigail Damasane, were some of the people in attendance.

While the show started on time on Friday night, it dragged into the wee hours of Saturday morning. Artistes Final Warning Crew, Deejay Smiley, Soul Jah Love, Cindy Munyavi, Shinsoman and Exodus Orchestra Steel from Trinidad and Tobago kept the guests on their toes with top notch acts. Suluman Chimbetu closed the show on a high note.

Source : The Herald