After a sabbatical, celebrated pageant Miss Summer Strides makes a return this year, with organisers promising a rebranded and innovative pageant.
By Sindiso Dube
The pageant was last hosted in 2007 and the last winner was Sibusisiwe Dube.
The search for the next Miss Summer Strides Queen is underway with the semi-finals set for November 14.
Sipho Mazibuko, the organiser, had stopped grooming models when she was battling bipolar disorders, which saw her being hospitalised in Bulawayo.
Mazibuko, who says she has been learning from other pageants, has promised a world-class pageant in terms of presentation and the ideology behind the contest.
“It’s different and big, I have been learning from other international pageants and I feel I can match the standards,” she said.
“We are looking for intelligence and a good personality, we want someone with a good heart that we can work with to push issues to do with mental health.
“We still carry the same vision, but the re-launch is different, this time we will be pushing for local talent to enter the international market and this can be made possible through our partnership with Heads Models in South Africa.”
Models that will take part in the pageant range from 18 to 25 years of age.