Miss Grand International on cards


JUST days after Miss Bulawayo, another beauty pageant is on the cards.


The new Miss Grand International comes in after former Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Samantha Tshuma, was granted a licence to hold the pageant in Zimbabwe.

Miss Grand International will focus on bringing to the world a culturally diverse but unified message of peace through modelling. Tshuma said they had put in place a selection of models comprising 10 provincial managers, each selecting the top three contestants from their respective provinces by June 28.

The show, which is going to be staged on July 13, will see the winner representing the country at the Miss Grand International world finals in Thailand in October, with the winner walking away with a cash prize of $30 000.

“The selected 30 finalists will go into camp for two weeks ahead of the pageant,” Tshuma said.

Conditions for taking part in the pageant are that contestants must be single and never married before, have never given birth and are aged between 17 and 25.

They must also be citizens of the country they are representing and should understand their country’s culture and environment problems. Miss Grand International has also embarked on a “Stop the War” campaign, as they aim to deliver a message of freedom, peace and harmony.