THE third edition of the Miss Professional pageant run by the Rotaract Club of Belmont Bulawayo is scouting for up-and-coming talented models in a bid to raise funds for community services.
The Rotaract Club service director Sarah Jack told Southern Lifestyle that the event running under the theme “Royal Glam” seeks to groom and provide a forum for young professionals to network with corporates and promote corporate responsibility.
“We are looking for professionals from various fields to model they could either be studying a diploma or degree or already in that field, aged between 18 and 30 years to contest for the two crowns,” Jack said.
“Some pageants focus only on beauty but we have chosen to include the educational aspect. We usually see lawyers and doctors modelling for Miss World; why not at this level? Proceeds will go to community services as you know the Rotaract Club of Belmont is a community-based club,” she added.
The auditions for the pageant will be held this Saturday at a local pub and restaurant with 15 female and 10 male contestants being chosen to go through to the grand final set for March 28.
The organisation has in the past produced brilliant artistes such as Miss Universities 2013 Valerie Chingodzo, reigning Miss Nust 2014 Sibonginkosi Ncube, who produced the inaugural Miss Kasi peagant to be held in April this year, and reigning Miss Professional model-cum-designer Nobuhle Nkala, who showcased her designs at iFashion Fest 2014, an event organised by Ibumba International Festival in conjunction with Hunnar Management Agency.
Artistes Rudo Armour, Cal_Vin, MJ Sings Xplosion dance crew and master of ceremony Zwakele Ndlovu, aka Zwa, will provide entertainment.