Miss World Zimbabwe, Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva, faces the biggest test of her modelling career as she carries the nation’s hopes at the prestigious Miss World set for Saturday at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
Zimbabweans from across the globe are following the proceedings of the pageant on different social media platforms, anticipating that the 23-year-old beauty queen will fly the nation’s flag high as she battles for the coveted crown with 120 other beauties from across the world.
No doubt knowing she carries the nation’s hopes in a pageant of such a magnitude certainly piles pressure on Mhosva to perform better at an international pageant that has never been kind to her fellow countrywomen.
As the day draws closer, The Standard Style took a glimpse into some of Mhosva’s pictures on social media ahead of Saturday’s grand finale.
In an interview with our sister paper NewsDay before her departure, Mhosva said she was optimistic of doing well at the esteemed pageant.
“I am more than ready and raring to go. I do understand that Zimbabwe expects the best from me and I pray that I will make the nation proud, as I was well-groomed and have the skills that I require to be the best,” she said.
“I don’t want to promise the world much, but I promise that I am going to give it my best. I thank everyone for the support.”
Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson, Marry Chiwenga weighed in, expressing confidence in the model, saying she had left no stone unturned during her preparations.
“She is somebody that I am very proud of. When I look at her, she is beautiful both inside and out and is intelligent. I am hoping this time the title is definitely coming our way because we have the beautiful and intelligent Chiedza,” she said.
The other side of Mhosva
lChiedza is currently studying acting and would like to be a professional actor and acting coach.
lShe has a passion for the arts and enjoys listening to jazz music and her favourite film is Everyone’s Child.
lLoves pets and she has three dogs.
lHer proudest and most memorable moment was the day she became the leader of the “Be In School” campaign, which she said was a successful project that promoted education in Zimbabwe.
lHer personal motto is Be the change you want to see.
lOccupation: Student (professional acting)
lLanguages: Shona, English