Queen : Vanessa Sibanda
First princess : Hilda Mabu
Second princess : Tendai Rukwava
Miss Personality : Sezeni Moyo
Sibanda takes over the reign from Cynthia Muvirimi. She will represent Zimbabwe at the Miss World 2009 next year.
Miss World 2009, the 59th Miss World beauty pageant will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia will crown her successor, Miss World 2008
Vanessa Sibanda in Miss Tourism Harare 2008(12-Oct-2008)
photo by zimbablog.com
The occasion which was broadcast live on ZBC TV was graced with performances by rumba favorite, Kanda Bongo Man, local superstars Alick Macheso, Tongayi Moyo, Roki, Alexio and gospel artist Fungisayi among others.
"The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has hired the ageing Congolese-born kwasa kwasa musician to perform at a Zimbabwe Miss Tourism pageant in Harare for a cool US$100 000. Bongo Man has agreed to act as Zimbabwe’s tourism ambassador to the world."
"Although the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the organiser of the event, is yet to announce the prizes, whoever wins the title is expected to receive a Mercedes Benz in mint condition for use during her reign.
Three contestants Emily Zhani, Vanessa Sibanda and Lynn Williams -- received a psychological boost after coming tops in the fashion and talent show held in the run-up to the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe national finals."
Thank you to newzimbabwe.com, newsnet.co.zw, zimbablog.com, allafrica.com, thezimbabwetimes.com
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