TWENTY-TWO-year-old Bulawayo model Farai Mavunga believes modelling in Zimbabwe has much potential to grow into a multi-million dollar industry.
By Sindiso Dube
The tall and dark model however says the modelling and arts industry has been affected adversely by the poor state of the economy which hasled to the collapse of many industries, in the country.
“The economic collapse has affected not only the modelling and creative sector, but every aspect of the country,” she said in an interview.
“If everything returns to normal and we have proper channels of means of production, nothing will stop the rise of our industry.
“We have the potential to compete with other countries that are doing well. Modelling can actually contribute to the country’s economy the same way as in countries like the United States, South Africa and others.
“In these troubled times, I have managed to get a few modelling gigs and paid for professional photo shoots that have pushed my reputation further. I wish for the country to return to normalcy soon so that we can manage to go big with modelling.”
Mavunga started modelling in the year 2016 and has featured in a number of pageants and also in a number of professional photo shoots.
“My modelling journey started one morning in 2016, when I was walking past Fingers Modelling agency where I was spotted by the agency’s director, Sarah Mpofu. She advised me to take up modelling as a career, I then joined her agency where she groomed and moulded me to become the model I am today,” she said.
Mavunga was crowned second princess at the Miss Gwanda beauty pagean during the recently held Matabeleland South Agricultural show.