Brenda Phiri Harare Bureau
MISS Earth Zimbabwe, Sandiswe Bhule, who is in the Philippines for the Miss Earth world finale, is confident she will bring the title home. The 25-year-old Bulawayo-born beauty, who arrived in the Asian country on Monday for a three-week boot camp together with 99 other beauties from across the globe, has promised to do her best to represent the country well. The Miss Earth finale takes place on November 29 in Manila.
Bhule’s manager and local pageant director, Thandi Muringa, said the beauty queen was optimistic she would make it.
“Our representative is now settled and has been busy with boot camp activities. The 100 ladies have so far had their swim suit photo shoots among other presentations,” she said.
Muringa said morale was high in the Miss Earth camp as Bhule has been excelling in a number of tasks. On Tuesday, the models were divided into regional groups and were tasked to make presentations in environmental competitions.
The African region came tops against Asia, Americas and Europe and were awarded a gold medal. According to the pageants Facebook page, Bhule also won a bronze medal for showing knowledge in teaching children on the environment at a presentation held at a Philippines school yesterday.
Her profile on the official Miss Earth website portrays a knowledgeable and strong willed young woman, describing Zimbabwe as an all-round beautiful country with the perfect climate.
On her profile, Bhule said Zimbabwe takes pride in being one of the six African countries that are home to the Big Five.
“Our many tourist attractions are a part of our strong history and heritage as each of them tells a story. Two of these tourist attractions are the Victoria Falls, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Kariba Dam, which is one of the largest man made lakes in the world,” read part of her profile.
Miss Earth is one the four largest and most famous female international beauty pageants which make up the Big Four. The other ones are Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss International.