BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
WITH barely two years on the professional ramp, rising model Panashe Amanda Mubayiwa’s (pictured) profile confirms her as someone with a bright future in the competitive modelling industry.
As a way of showing her determination in the modelling profession, Mubayiwa is the reigning Face of Midlands queen (2019-2020), Face of Miss Zimbabwe Varsity Tour ((2019-2020), while in 2018 — the year she launched her career — she was crowned Miss Midlands Summer and in the same year she was the second princess at the Miss Midlands pageant.
The Gweru-based model told Standard Style that she draws her inspiration from famous British model, actress and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, who established herself as among the most sought-after models of the late 1980s.
“I started modelling in February 2018 inspired by Naomi Campbell through her involvement in arts [acting], her height, skin tone, ambition and everything about her,” Mubayiwa said.
“In this profession, I endeavour to be recognised as an ambitious and successful model of all times.
“My desires as a model are to be a reliable helping hand in society socially and financially, to be a role model to young children and the nation as a whole.
“Also I intend to bring out the importance and beautiful side of doing modelling to society.”
In about five years from now, the 20-year-old model, who is also a motivational speaker, perceives herself being involved in massive charity programmes to help the girl child in the fight against gender-based violence.
“In the next five years to come, I see myself as a queen of queens bringing ideas to hold hands with other models from abroad and share ideas on how to help the nation through charity programmes,” she said.
Off the ramp, Mubayiwa is a singer and is working on an album that carries social commentary messages.
Shoe size: 8
Modelling Agency: Size Four.