Miss Global International Zimbabwe, Mutsa Mutare, left the country on Friday for Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she will represent the country at the pageant’s finals.
REPORT BY SIMBARASHE MANHANGO
She will also take part in a talent show which will precede the finals.
The 22-year-old beauty faces a tough task of matching the standard set by Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2007, Cynthia Muvirimi, who was crowned Miss Global International the same year.
In an interview before her departure, the Harare-based lanky model promised to fly the country’s flag high in Jamaica.
“I have been working hard for the past month. I had ample time to prepare for this pageant and I am confident I will do my best to represent my country,” said Mutare.
“My preparations were well-funded by the Miss Global International Zimbabwe team and they catered for all my needs.
“Even though this is my first time to participate in a high-profile pageant, I have been reading magazines and surfing the internet to figure out what transpires at the pageant.”
Mutare’s trip to Jamaica will cost a total of US$15 000. Miss Global International Zimbabwe spokesperson, Tare Munzara said: “Mutare’s trip is well-funded and we hope that she will represent the country to her best ability.”
Mutare is a sales and marketing consultant and holds a diploma in marketing. She did her secondary education at St Johns Emerald Hill up to 2006.
She started pursuing modelling at the age of 15 and was groomed by Ronald Tisauke of Afrique Models.
If Mutare wins the crown in Jamaica, she will become the third Zimbabwean to score big at the pageant following Muvirimi and Ropafadzo Garise who scooped the inaugural Miss Global International in 2006.
Garise is now Miss Global International Zimbabwe’s choreographer.