13 years after the Miss Summer Strides Pageant took a sabbatical, the pageant will make a comeback on 12 December and 16 young girls are already in line to battle it up to be crowned the Miss Summer Strides, The Standard reports.
The 16 finalists were reportedly picked from 30 contestants which were scouted from Bulawayo, Harare, Gweru, Gwanda, and Victoria Falls.
Speaking about the pageant that will take place this coming weekend at Lavinia Gardens In Bulawayo Sipho Mazibuko the founder of Strides Modelling Agency said:
The semi-finals were a success. We were overwhelmed by the attendance and the set-up and promise more than what we pulled last month.
We promise to give fans a night they will never forget. Since this pageant will be the biggest so far this year, we promise nothing but world-class presentations.
Mazibuko said she is happy to be back in the game and they have partnered with South African Modelling agencies:
Being back on top of the game, a game I love doing, makes me more than happy and inspires me to do more for the industry,
It’s like I am making up for the time I was away. I learnt a lot during my days away and I am ready to change the game.
We have a number of partners onboard and waiting to join us so that we make the event bigger and better from the previous editions.
We are also partnering with South African modelling agencies so that we have easy access to other regional pageants for our models who would have excelled in local pageants.
The pageant comes a few days after the Zimbabwe Miss Tourism which saw Sakhile Dube being crowned Zimbabwe Miss Toursim
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