TWO leggy Zimbabwean beauties have entered the Miss Africa Perth pageant being held in the Western Australian capital on June 30.
Lucy Rose-jane Mutete and Tanya Vimbai Makoni will fly the flag at the event which is in its seventh year.
This year’s event has also attracted 14 contestants including representatives of Kenya, Nigeria, Liberia, Botswana, South Africa, DR Congo and the Caribbean Island, say organisers.
Vimbai said it was a “source of pride” to be representing Zimbabwe.
“My African identity is very important to me, it’s part of who I am and nothing to be ashamed of,” she said.
“Entering Miss Africa Perth is an opportunity for me to not only express and demonstrate my patriotism, but to learn and broaden my understanding of what being an African woman means.
“Though the prizes are enticing, which I am sure they are meant to be, for me personally, the experiential benefits outweigh these. Striking friendships and learning to work with different personalities is one benefit, but also working on my confidence and complete self acceptance, discipline and presentation are things I am so grateful to be learning in the process.”
Mutete added: “It’s not about being the next Miss Africa Perth for me. I just want to show that there are so many beautiful African girls out there, and that we all need to be respected and treated right.”