Nok­wazi the fairest of them all

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CITY BEAT - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

Thirty lo­cal beauty queens bat­tled it out at the Miss Mzingazi 2018 pageant at the Mzingazi Com­mu­nity Hall out­side Richards Bay on Satur­day.

The con­tes­tants in both se­nior and ju­nior cat­e­gories left their hearts and souls on the run­way to im­press the panel of judges.

Their jour­ney started with the au­di­tion phase in Fe­bru­ary, fol­lowed by a se­ries of tests in­clud­ing out­door photo shoots and fund-rais­ing events.

At the fi­nal show­down, 21-year-old model Nok­wazi Nd­wandwe scooped the ti­tle, fol­lowed by Nox­olo Th­wala and Sbahle Biyela.

The shindig was also packed with tons of en­ter­tain­ment, from dance groups to kwaito, hip hop crews and po­ets.

This was beauty and spe­cial com­mu­nity event spear­headed by lo­cal Sthulile Mt­shali sup­ported by the City of uMh­lathuze, Easy Way Driv­ing School and oth­ers. Ac­cord­ing to Mt­shali the win­ners will soon be­come in­volved in var­i­ous com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives, es­pe­cially in the youth de­vel­op­ment sec­tor.

Pos­ing dur­ing the swimwear ses­sion were Mon­al­isa Man­qele, Nothando Nt­shangase, Zanele Mthethwa, Anele Mthembu, Nana Khumalo, Nontsikelelo Mh­longo and Zama Vi­lane

Own­ing the run­way is Mbali Masinga Event organiser Sthulile Mt­shali

It’s in­ter­view time for TV per­son­al­ity Kgotso Dlamini (mid­dle) with Sbahle Biyela (2nd Princess and Miss Pho­to­genic) and Nox­olo Zen­daya Th­wala (1st Princess)

Award win­ners - Nana Khumalo, Nothando Mn­de­bele and Them­be­lihle Dludla

Win­ners in the ju­nior cat­e­gory are Ol­wami Hester­beer, Snothando Nx­u­malo and Ali­cia Nx­u­malo Smindlo Uya­phusha (Smindlo Dig­i­tal)

Miss Mzingazi 2018 - Nok­wazi Nd­wandwe

Snenhlenhla Mthethwa scooped the Miss Public Choice ti­tle

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