Mannequin and mine surveyor Ashley Rumbidzai just lately scooped three awards on the Miss Premium Africa 2021 held in Nigeria.
Moreover not touchdown the coveted title, Rumbidzai mentioned she learnt quite a bit in Nigeria and was proud of what she achieved.
The 28-year-old mannequin walked away with Miss Premium Africa Ambassador, Miss Premium Africa Greatest Nationwide Costume and Miss Premium Folks's Alternative.
In an interview with The Herald Arts, Rumbidzai mentioned moreover catching up with the required age restrict as she is left with two years to participate in any pageant, she was completely happy along with her journey thus far.
"Firstly, I wished to be a global mannequin ,which I’ve achieved and I’m pleased with myself.
"Throughout my early years, I began a modelling academy in Kwekwe referred to as 'Midfinest Modeling Academy' with the assistance of co-director Reward Ntopa, a pal.
"These final two years will see me serving to the lady baby obtain their desires and having fashions on worldwide stage and changing into one of many really useful businesses within the Midlands Province.
"The prizes I’ve received imply quite a bit, specifically being topped Miss Premium Africa Ambassador, as I’ll use the tittle to assist fund my different initiatives that I’m engaged on"
Rumbidzai mentioned was taking a break to give attention to enterprise initiatives for now.
"I’m going to take a break until I get a totally funded journey and costumes to participate in any worldwide pageant as a result of in my final pageant, I sponsored myself, from costumes, visa to the ticket," she mentioned.
Rumbidzai mentioned the Miss Premium Africa pageant was a observe up after profitable the Miss Premium Zimbabwe, so she was representing the nation.
"In April 2018, I used to be topped second runner up at Miss TESAZ, then in July was in prime 10 Miss Tourism Bulawayo," she mentioned.
"In 2020, I took half in Miss Zimbabwe Globe and was in prime 5, then in April 2021 I received the Miss Premium Africa Zimbabwe 2021 that was held just about and needed to characterize Zimbabwe on the inaugural version of Miss Premium Africa 2021 in Nigeria on October 30, which noticed myself strolling away with three awards.
"It was a web-based competitors resulting from Covid-19 restrictions."
The bubbly mannequin mentioned her costume, which turned heads on the pageant was finished by seasoned designer Jasper Nyasha Mandizera affectionately generally known as "Ivhu-Tribe".
"I’ve three fashions from Midfinest which might be participating in Miss Teen Mind Zimbabwe and made it to prime 15, and this can be a message that small cities can do it," mentioned Rumbidzai.
"Additionally, Kwekwe hasn't been on the map when it comes to modelling, so I’m attempting by all means to vary that."
Rumbidzai works with the Ministry of Mines and Mining Growth on the Gweru provincial workplace.