In an interview with StandardLife&Style she took time to shed more light on her modelling career.
Having kicked off her modelling journey at the age of 19, she recalled the experience as something that came out of fun, while taking photos with her friends until she was suddenly discovered by a modelling agency.
However, from the beginning she had always dreamt of strutting her stuff on the ramp one day but lacked assistance.
“I always had a passion for modelling but never really knew how to get into the industry and didn’t know who to contact until I found contacts and an agent who could guide me.”
“It started out as fun, just taking pictures with my friends and all of a sudden I was discovered by Model Replay,” said Makombe.
She has her eyes on the top and is determined to be the best in her class.
“I aspire to be a very respectable model who represents African women in modelling and I have a great desire to help young women and children.”
“With the help I’m getting now, I would love to start my own charity group that will not only raise funds but directly help the people of Africa.”
“Winning Miss African Spirit feels fantastic and I believe it is an honour to take up the role of representing African People.”
“Being Miss African Spirit will not only be a great experience to me but will be very life changing as it will make my carrier aspirations more reachable.”
“For me, it does not end here, I am still young and energetic and definitely this is only the beginning of greater things to come,” said Makombe.
The Miss African Spirit pageant has already proved popular. This is because it has challenged the perspective that models should be judged by their height, weight restrictions like other glorified fashion shows where slimmer “size zero” models are the order of the day.
“This pageant has generated so much joy in my life because a lot of people have changed their views on modelling because there was no swimmer round in this pageant”.
“This showed people that you can still model in a dignified way and still be successful,” said Makombe.
Born in 1990 in Harare, she started her primary education at Blackstone Primary School and later moved to The Heritage School from grade four up until form 3.
She had a lovely childhood with both parents until 2003 when her father passed away as a result of a kidney failure. since then she has never looked back on following her dreams.
“The secret behind my success is not really a secret but more of a rule in my life. I have learnt to always respect and love myself and I believe and trust in God in everything I do, that is the only way I can make myself and the people around me happy,” said Makombe.
She is currently at university and doing nursing work and has no regrets whatsoever for having decided to pursue modelling.