BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO
REIGNING Miss Chitungwiza Catherine Wayah was the subject of mockery and scrutiny after she struggled to introduce herself and give advice to aspiring models in English at the inaugural Chaminuka fashion show held at Socialite Gardens near Makoni Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza on Saturday.
Wayah was crowned Miss Chitungwiza in April.
Sources who attended the event said Wayah’s custody of the title and the credibility of the pageant is worrisome.
“I was worried to see how Miss Chitungwiza struggled to introduce herself at the Chaminuka fashion show where she was a guest.
“Her sitting posture was also worrisome for such a title and she failed to give up-and-coming models advice. She was so shaken, she could not speak English,” said the source.
“If she fails to introduce herself, it questions the credibility of how the competition was judged. How was she able to answer questions when she cannot properly introduce herself?
“It is an obvious case to be asked to give advice to up-and-coming models and she failed to speak. It is now worrisome how will she represent (us) among other provinces when she failed to speak before a small crowd.”
In response, Wayah said: “I did not know that it is a crime to be afraid of speaking in public. Well, next time I will do it properly. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, the Chaminuka fashion show co-organiser Blessing Singizi said although they faced challenges, he was happy the event went on well.
“Although we lacked sponsorship and had power cut challenges during the time we were supposed to start, we are happy that the event impressed a lot of attendees. It was the first of its own in Chitungwiza and it left many suggesting that it should be hosted after every three months,” he said.
The red carpet event was graced by performances from Farai “Juntal” Serima and Russell Cedric.
Songbird Natasha Muz, real name Natasha Muromba, who had been on the guests list failed to make it.
The fashion designers who made it to the top three are Debaba Ruharara, Bradley Taonga Mapfuwa and John Makuvire, who came first to third, respectively.
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