Over 120 young ladies from all walks of life participated in the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 final auditions that took place on the 15th of October at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
The event was graced by a bevy of beauties from all over Zimbabwe who were all prepared and set to take the crown.
In an interview with celebrity check, the Spokesman for Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Dakarai stated that this year’s competition has been stiff and the ‘wildcard’ audition, as it was termed, offered an opportunity to potential contestants who could not attend auditions elsewhere on the tour.
Dakarai said the selection process will run background checks on the ladies participating with regards to each contestant’s disposition and lifestyle so as to avoid scandal, thereby boosting the potential for endorsing the best candidates for what Miss Tourism Zimbabwe should fully embody.
“Miss Tourism Zimbabwe represents the Zimbabwean profile through qualities such as beauty, intellectual prowess, gracefulness, dignity, articulation and charisma, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe is the chief Public Relations Manager of the country, this lady takes the lead in campaigns for Tourism, Investment Promotion and overall Brand Zimbabwe realizing events.” Darikayi said.
“On the local front, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe is assisted by her two Princesses, the 1st Princess being Miss Tourism Agro, who conveys the success story of Agrarian Reform while promoting National Agrarian events”.
Darikayi established that the Second Princess, crowned as Miss City Tourism, will be responsible for promoting cleaner cities, community engagement and investment in Urban areas and all three winners roles’ cover clusters set in ZimASSET.
“An anchor sponsor will be announced on Wednesday the 18th of October and a shortlist of 18 finalists will be announced on Thursday the 20th of October. Thereafter, the 18 finalists will embark on a boot camp on the 17th of November, in the run up to the main event on 25 November”, he said.
. Darikayi concluded by accentuating the breadth of Tourism with the arts sector being an important keystone in the greater matrix.