Miss Tourism Global queen aims high

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BEING crowned Miss Tourism Global City 2019 at a pageant held in Guangdong China last year was a milestone for Harare’ top model Sindiso Ndlovu, 25 and she believes the sky is the limit for her modelling career.

The reigning queen managed to scoop the crown ahead of models from 63 different countries from around the world.

The Daily News on Sunday Lifestyle Writer Tinashe Sibanda recently caught up with the youthful queen and below are excerpts of the interview:-

Q: When did your international modelling career kick off?
A: For me it was when I represented Zimbabwe in India in January 2019 at the Miss Multinational beauty pageant where I reached a top nine spot and then in August went for the Miss International Global in Malaysia where I then reached the top five.

Finally, later in September I went to China for the Miss Tourism Global Africa pageant which I then won and now I am a brand ambassador for Look Alive clothing.

Q: Which other pageants have you participated in?
A: I have done various fashion shows like EVA, Harare fashion week and the ICACN but my very first pageant was Miss teen Zimbabwe in 2013.

Q: What are your aspirations going forward?
A: As a Zimbabwean model I aspire to keep going out there to represent my country on international levels and for myself; I am also working on launching my own brand called Pretty by Sindy whose launch dates will be announced in due course.

Q: How did you discover your love for modelling?
A: I always used to watch modelling shows on television and thought I would be featuring too.

Q: What else are you currently doing besides modelling?
A: I am working on a few projects with my brand Pretty by Sindy and I have also worked on two movie projects which will be announced soon.

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have two sisters and one brother.

Q: Has your family been supportive of your modelling career?
A: Yes my family members are hugely supportive of my career.

Q: As the reigning Miss Tourism Global what have you been up to since being crowned queen?
A: I have been very busy working on setting up a foundation which will help send children to school as well as also assist young women through the problems they encounter as they grow.

Q: What inspires you to work hard as a young Zimbabwean model?
A: I am inspired by wanting to be a role model to other young girls and the need to always push myself to achieving great things and I know very soon I will be a household name.

Q: Who is your role model in the modelling world and why?
A: My role model is Naomi Campbell because she is hugely successful and very courageous when it comes to what she wants.

Q: How do you strike a balance between modelling and your personal life?
A: As a model I am very public but on the other hand I like to keep my personal life private. I keep to myself most times and have very few friends.

Q: What challenges have you come across so far in your modelling career?
A: I only faced challenges back in the day when sponsorship and trying to break into the international scene was not a walk in the park.

Q: When do you end your reign and what difference do you hope to have made by then?
A: My reign ends in September and I hope by that time I will have helped as many young children as I can go to school because I am passionate about the welfare and education of women and children.

Q: Has the Zimbabwean community supported your endeavours as a model?
A: The Zim community has been very supportive of me and for that I am forever grateful.

Q: Are you in a relationship and what role has your partner played in supporting you?
A: I am in a relationship and my partner is very supportive in every way that he can which makes me feel blessed.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include bonding with my cats, going on game drives and taking part in a lot of other outdoor activities.

Q: What are your career goals for the year 2020?
A: I want to do more pageants but my main focus will be on building my personal brand.

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