HARARE – Miss Zimbabwe Trust, coordinators of Miss World Zimbabwe pageant are targeting university students as potential candidates for the coveted national title.
Miss Zimbabwe Trust programmes and communications manager, Tendai Chirau said there will be a boot camp sometime in July, time which they will hold the finale.
“Most university students closed school last week and they are our targets. Scouting is still ongoing and they are welcome to come and audition,” he said.
Chirau said they will camp for two to three weeks.
Miss Zimbabwe Trust patron, Kiki Divaris died in December last year and her position is yet to be filled.
The pageant is running under the theme, “Celebrating the Life of our Icon, Kiki Divaris” in honour of the late founder and patron.
“We still haven’t sat down as a Trust to determine who will be the new patron but Chiwenga is the current licence holder and chairperson of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust.
“We are still celebrating the life of Divaris as seen by our theme this year, so when the time comes to select a new patron we will let you know,” he said.
At the finale, there will be 30 finalists who will battle it out for the crown from the reigning queen, Annie-Grace Mutambu.
“Our aim is to have 30 girls at the finals. The numbers at the boot camp can be more, as the name suggests, some get evicted as we search for the right candidate,” said Chirau.
The finale will be held at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course.