Miss Earth: Curtain comes down

THE curtain comes down on the Miss Earth Zimbabwe beauty pageant tomorrow night when 14 finalists take to the ramp at the Bulawayo Theatre.

Nonhlanhla Sibanda
Own Correspondent

One of the pageant’s organisers, Lulu Thembi, said they were ready to roll as preparations had gone on well.

She urged Bulawayo residents to support the pageant by turning out in huge numbers.

“As organisers and models, we are ready for the day. All I can do is urge the people of the City of Kings and Queens to come in their numbers,” she said.

Finalists from throughout the country arrived in Bulawayo last week and have been engaged in various activities to raise awareness about the environment.

On Wednesday the models spent the day at King George IV where they planted trees, among other activities.

“Our day started early with a visit to King George VI School. The school has special education for children with physical disabilities and hearing impairment,” Thembi said.

“The finalists shared their knowledge on the environment and their experiences in the Miss Earth journey.”

This year’s edition will run under the theme “Beauties For A Cause.”

The pageant was founded in 2000 aimed at raising environmental awareness.

It was founded in Manilla, the Philippines, and it is the third largest in the world after the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

For a year the winner of the pageant and runners-up will work on various projects across the country in a bid to discourage deforestation, encourage the planting of trees, promote wildlife management and to drive ecotourism in Zimbabwe.

Reigning Miss Earth Zimabwe, Samantha Dika, along with runner–up Baye Pigors, will crown the winners.

The winner of the Miss Earth Zimbabwe will represent Zimbabwe at the Miss Earth pageant to be held in Asia in November.

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