Outgoing Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe, Betty Moyo will donate $1 000 to a charity organisation of her choice at the forthcoming national final of the pageant. Celebrating african heritage the finale will run under the theme “African Carpet” and will be held at Reps Theatre on May 31.
In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, the 20-year- old beauty said she will be giving back to the society on the night.
“At the grand finale I will be giving away a $1000 to any charity of my choice, giving back to the society that gave birth to fine inspirational lady like me,” she said.
Moyo who is ready to handover the crown to the next queen relates her journey and experiences during her reign.
“It is always an honour having to hand over a good title when you have successfully run the race and it is necessary to pass on to the next person.
“For those that will come after me, they have the ability to learn and correct from my mistakes and become better real ‘black opal’ women,” she said.
The beauty queen encouraged other women to be proud of themselves to succeed in life.
“My encouragement to every woman out there is ‘you do not have a valid excuse not to be successful because you can be whoever you want to become in life’. I started off with nothing but through determination and perseverance look where I am today,” she said.
Moyo said she will continue to mentor upcoming models entering the industry.
Event spokesperson Tanaka Ngorora said preparations are now at an advanced stage.
“We are ready for the final day. Last week we had a voting party with the contestants in the capital where they were mingling with their fans.
“The 16 contestants will have a dinner with the judges and go through a grooming process a few days before the final,” said Ngorora.
Ngorora also said the voting system is transparent and the votes are being shown on their Facebook page.
“Our voting system is very clear.
“It is managed by two independent technology partners who are available for auditing and it is governed by the Gaming Commission of Zimbabwe.”
The chosen queen is expected to walk away with US$8 000, first runner-up will get $4 000 while the second runner-up will get $2 000.
On the big day people will be entertained by contemporary musician Mukudzei Mukombe better known as Jah Prayzah and some traditional dance groups.
Last year,Moyo won the title and got a trip for two to New York for a week and $3 000 cash prize – Herald.