What Happened To Miss Zimbabwe In London?

What Happened To Miss Zimbabwe In London?

From Nehanda Radio

Much like this year’s Zimbabwean Big Brother Africa representatives JJ and Butterphly’s stay in the reality show; third choice Miss Zimbabwe Tendai Hunda’s sojourn in London was a non-event.

As the drama at the Miss Zimbabwe Trust reached comic levels, with the dethronements of Thabiso Phiri and her replacement Catherine Makaya — the latter getting the boot a few days before Miss World — the few interested parties followed the comedy in bewilderment while everyone else concentrated on politics.

It is easy to forget the current Miss Zimbabwe. She has no striking features, and she left no mark at the just ended Miss World.

What makes it even worse is that even as fate fought for the University of Zimbabwe student to be crowned Miss Zimbabwe, the organisers of the pageant felt otherwise, in short, they had no confidence in her.

But like they say, “you can’t fight fate” — one after the other, the queen Phiri and her replacement Makaya fell by the way side as fate decreed that the 1,76m tall model got the crown.

Today, Hunda, aged 23, has a story to tell. She not only got shocked when she was called in to be Zimbabwe’s representative at the Miss World, but her international campaign was a sick joke from start to finish.

Her problems began when she was not automatically chosen to be the next Miss Zimbabwe when the original queen, Phiri, was dethroned. As the first princess it seemed certain that she would be the replacement but the organisers chose to have a rerun.


Written by Mtandazo Dube/Read more at Nehanda Radio