Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
MISS Earth Zimbabwe Sandiswe Bhule’s star is shining at the Miss Earth finals in the Philippines after winning awards for various projects she is involved in ahead of the finals of the pageant slated for tomorrow.
The pageant will be held at the UP Theatre in Quezon City Philippines.
Bhule won gold at an environmental knowledge challenge with the African Team at the competition and another gold for the Miss Friendship award for which was given an iPhone 6.
According to Miss Earth Zimbabwe director, Thandekile Muringa, going into the final, Bhule is placed fifth.
“Sandiswe went on to win a gold medal for the Miss Friendship award. She was placed 5th overall in her group of 30 delegates.
“She also won an iPhone 6 after beating all the other girls in a challenge to post media on action sharing app Bengg,” said the former Miss Zimbabwe US and Miss Earth Zimbabwe,.
Muringa said Bhule and other models planted trees at Olango Island before they took a boat cruise and toured the island of Cebu in the Philippines.
“The group went on to travel to the island of Cebu aboard a cruise ship. En route to Cebu the delegates stopped in Olango Island where the young ladies had an opportunity to plant trees at the Mangroves,” she said.
Muringa urged Zimbabweans to vote for Bhule so that she could win.
“Zimbabweans can support Sandiswe by voting for her online on the international Miss Earth Pageant site,” she said.
The reigning Miss Earth Zimbabwe departed for Manila, Philippines on November 9.
On arrival, the 100 delegates of Miss Earth were split into geographical regions. The delegates were then split into their competitive and final groups.
Bhule was placed in Group One with four other African delegates; Gabon, Madagascar,Tanzania and South Africa.
The ladies ventured off on a tour of the Philippines.
They started with a group challenge to teach Grade One pupils about the environment. Bhule was placed third in this challenge winning a bronze medal.
Bhule has been part of swimsuit competitions, a talent competition where she played the mbira and a resorts wear and cocktail competition where she wore dresses made by Danayi Chapfika of Haus of Stone.
For the National Costume, Sandiswe wore a costume designed and made by Ndau Collection based in Victoria Falls.