Arundel School receptionist crowned Miss Teen Zimbabwe
Wadzanai Muzvongi, a 19-year old poet and receptionist, has been crowned Miss Teen Zimbabwe 2019 over the weekend at Reps Theatre in Harare, beating 19 other contestants.
Bulawayo teenagers dominated in the princess category as Jemima Mandemwa (19) was voted first princess while the second princess was 18-year-old Ayanda Mandemwa.
Miss Teen Personality went to Gweru based Molly Rahman, Mbare dancer Karen Mukome won the Miss Talent Teen while Sheron Makiwa (17) of Bulawayo walked away with People’s Choice title with over 3 000 votes.
Muzvongi, who was already the crowd’s favourite each time she walked onto the ramp, won some consolation prizes among others and is set to represent the country at the Miss Teen World in July this year.
In an interview, Mudzvongi was overwhelmed by the support from her family and shocked at the same time that she is the queen.
“So far this is the greatest achievement of my life. I am so happy and I want to thank a lot of people who include my family, friends, Arundel team and the organisers. Right now I am now planning for the world pageant and I have a lot to learn from my predecessor. I also want to impact and influence teenagers all over the world,” she said.
The poet-cum-beauty queen said she started spoken word at the age of 16, posting on social media.
Currently, she is working as receptionist and part-time coach at Arundel School.
“I would like to study business and psychology, a double major at an African university,” she said.