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Chinese, Japanese speaking student crowned Miss Zimbabwe USA

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By Showbiz Reporter


Multi-lingual Masters Student Paidamoyo Charlene Chituku was recently crowned Miss Zimbabwe USA at a ceremony that coincided with the Memorial Day in Boston, USA.

Chituku, who speaks Shona, Ndebele, English, Chinese and Japanese, shrugged off competition from seven other finalists to claim the coveted crown and an automatic qualification into the Miss Zimbabwe finals to be held in Harare.

“My platform has always been, to promote Business Fashion entrepreneurship and vocational education amongst women of ages 18-35,” she said.

“That has always been part of my upbringing given that my mum is an entrepreneur and that was how she was able to survive.

“Given that story I was able to realize that women in that sector need assistance, and Miss Zimbabwe USA is has created a great opportunity for me to promote my platform.”

Chituku promised to make a change within the Zimbabwean community in the diaspora and empower Zimbabwean women to follow their dreams.

South Africa raised “Ntombi Nomzamo Laura Jamela, who is now an Operations Supervisor at DHL Supply Chain, in Tennessee, was crowned First Princess.

Ntombi believes in the saying that education is one thing nobody can take away from you, therefore she presents motivational speeches and gives back to students at Shale Primary in Emzingwane, Zimbabwe.

She also was a tutor at a juvenile correctional facility in Wheaton, Illinois, where she has been helping teens earn an education and obtain their GED whilst incarcerated.

Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Thembekile Mhlanga, who is based in in Edmonton Canada, was crowned Second Princess.

Born and bred in the city of Queens and Kings, Bulawayo, Mhlanga said her upbringing had taught her to appreciate what she has, especially after she moved to Canada.

“One important thing that I’ve accomplished in my life is to learn to love myself, and that alone has opened so many doors for me and continues to open more,” said Mhlanga.

“I am currently a first-year student at Nait studying Business in Administration and majoring in Accounting.

“I live by this saying: Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (one is only a person through other people).”