A Zimbabwean model, Pauline Marere, has won the Miss Pan African queen pageant held over the weekend in Bayelsa, Nigeria.
She beat other 24 girls and won US$3 000 in prize money as well as a car, trip to Dubai, scholarship and a movie deal. In a statement on her Facebook page, Marere said:
Thank you, God, l couldn’t be happier. Introducing your new Miss Pan African queen 2019. I made it not because l could but because of God.
Nigeria you’ve been good to me.Another international crown in the bag. A special thanks to my sponsor sekuru Peter who made my journey possible, my designers Jasper, Rukudzo, Susan, Moleen, Ebenezer and my special people Mashmac MachenaMashmac, Faraie Junior, Karen and my God-given parents.
Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible. I’m grateful.