PICTURES: Miss Tourism Midlands winner Mitchelle Mupasi
Twenty-year-old Michelle Mupasi was over the weekend crowned queen of Miss Tourism Midlands at a pageant held at King Solomon’s Hotel in Kwekwe on Saturday evening.
The Gweru beauty queen is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Environmental Science and Health at Nust.
Maria Makelve (20) and Zvoluga Moyo (20), also from Gweru were crowned first and second princesses respectively.
Asked her next step after being crowned the queen, Mupasi said she was going to sit down with her two princesses and embark on projects that can help develop and sustain her community apart from empowering the girl child.
The pageant was hosted by Gweru based modelling guru Mavis Koslek, who is the Midlands license holder for the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant and founder of Image Modelling Agency.
In an interview modelling expert Koslek said this year’s pageant attracted 15 models.
“I am happy that the show went on well, and thank God that the pageant was a peaceful one. We had beautiful girls from all over the country.
‘‘‘We had no cash to give as sponsorship was limited. We operated on a constrained budget,” said Koslek.
The event was held under the theme “Zimbabwe at work through tourism and beauty”.