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It is true that we live in a world full of beauty. For some girls it stares you directly in the face and at other times it is not so easy to find. But to each and everyone one of us, beauty means something else. Late beauty Audrey Hepburn, once said “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

And having all these is beauty.

This is the case for 19-year-old Wadzanai Thembani a second-year student Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Collins College was recently crowned Miss Zimbabwe-USA. The beauty queen beat 11 other girls while Snono Sibanda was voted first princess and Nyasha Michelle became second runner up.

The newly-crowned beauty queen is now a full-time international intern with the Tariro House of Hope based in Harare which helps to provide food and education to those in need along with volunteering for several other organisations while retaining National Honour Society status.

In an exclusive telephone interview with CLS, the lanky model said the crown was the beginning of a new journey.

“Thank you to everyone who supported me in my journey to become Miss Zimbabwe-USA 2014 especially GOD for continuing to bless me in every area of my life,” she said.

Wadzanai who attended Dominican Convent School in Harare, before moving to Dallas, Texas in 2010 said she was shocked and excited after she was announced the winner.

“After being crowned Miss Zimbabwe USA, I’m not only feeling excited and blessed but I’m also feeling honoured to be given the chance to stand as ambassador for my country, Zimbabwe,” she said.

Wadzanai said she was planning to ensure that underprivileged children have an opportunity to regain their privileges through education.

“Education is a vital key to any child’s future and I’d like to make sure every child has an equal opportunity to obtain an education, one community at a time,” said the beauty queen.

Wadzanai who wore a pink-peach like gown said she bought some of the garments herself. I’m currently living in Dallas, Texas where I work, go to school and volunteer on a regular basis. My African gown was designed by Cassidy Brown from Elizabeth Mae collection,” she said.

The aspiring nurse said modelling was her passion.

“I wasn’t born a model but I’ve always had it in me. God opened doors for me this year as I have decided that it is a year of new beginnings. I started modelling early this year because I so loved it,” said the flawless skin model.

The pageant saw Shadreck Shastro Mburayi putting up a scintillating performance.

Miss Zimbabwe-USA has provided a platform for the past 13 years to groom young women to become inspirational role models, in the different countries where their pageants are held.

Some of the previous winners of Miss Zimbabwe-USA are Makho Ndlovu, Sandra Nduna, Farai Moyo, Farai Gundani, Kaya Chipungu, Elizabeth Chitseko, Busi Mlambo,Sibongile Mlambo and Thandekile Mellissa Rhoades.

Source : The Herald