Mangondo crowned Inaugural Miss India-Zimbabwe

Mangondo crowned Inaugural Miss India-Zimbabwe
December 12 10:55 2018 Print This Article
By Staff Reporter

Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2018 first princess, Natalie Mangondo was crowned the Inaugural Miss India-Zimbabwe at a glitzy ceremony held in Harare at a local hotel on Monday.

The 22-year-old who sailed through the stiff competition won the contest beating 14 other beauties who participated. She will represent Zimbabwe at the Miss India worldwide pageant scheduled to take place in Mumbai, India next year.

“I want to thank the pageant organisers for putting together such a pageant and I am happy that I as the Miss India-Zimbabwe will be promoting cultures,” said Mangondo.

The pageant founder Rhea Babbar said while India had a huge modelling and fashion industry, they wanted to use the pageant to groom and empower a beauty queen with potential to be Miss India worldwide.

“With Miss India-Zimbabwe we want to introduce the girls from across the country to Bollywood and Indian culture because there is such a great community in Zimbabwe of Indians,” she said.

The pageant which had two categories one for contestants aged between 17 to 25 years saw Aliana Saiyed and Shannon Vlahakis crowned first and second princess respectively. The empress category for the mature and married women with an interest in the world of fashion and beauty also, saw Jenika Shah being crowned Mrs India-Zimbabwe.

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