Gweru model to represent Zimbabwe in Nigeria

Norman Dururu


GWERU – Local beauty queen Charity Ivy Mutero has been selected to represent Zimbabwe at this
year’s Cultural Queen Africa in Nigeria later this year.
With the contest currently at viewers’ choice on Youtube, Mutero is on third position behind the
Botswana and Democratic Republic of Congo participants and is banking on votes from her fellow
countrymen and women.
The Gweru based model, who becomes the first Zimbabwean to contest at the Cultural Queen Africa
and other contestants from across Africa, will then undergo preliminaries, where they will have a
boot camp.
The boot camp will have interviews, question and answer segments, wardrobe, creativity, stage
presentation and walk, which will all be judged.
“I believe that as long as I have the support and backup of my country, I will make history and bring
the crown home,” she said.
Mutero has already paid registration and minimum votes fee which makes one an official delegate.
“I would like my countrymen and women to vote for me on the Cultural Queen Africa YouTube
platform and designers to help me with my wardrobe,” she said and appealed for assistance to sort
out her travelling documents.
With the Cultural Queen Africa aimed at promoting the African culture, fight Gender Based Violence
and girl child molestation among others, Mutero’s work involves uplifting and creating opportunities
for the girl child in rural areas.
“This is one of the reasons why I founded the Miss Chiwundura and Miss Zimbabwe Villages
Pageants. I experienced molestation at one stage and I do not want young girls to go through what I
went through.
“I have noticed that the African rural girl child is lagging behind, so I want her to gain exposure and
know that she can be like anyone else,” she said.
Through Miss Chiwundura Rural Pageant, Mutero has managed to teach modelling to the rural child
through classes, boot camps and workshops.
“I am also targeting every rural girl in Zimbabwe during my first ever Miss Zimbabwe Villages this
December,” she said.
Mutero hopes to teach entrepreneurship skills to the rural girl child as an empowerment tool.

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