Miss Malawi regional editions end this Friday with the Southern Region choosing its representatives. But who will battle it out? YVONNE SUNDU profiles some of the models.
Peggy is 22 years old, a primary school teacher. Currently, she is pursuing a diploma in early childhood.
Joining Miss Malawi has always been her dream because she believes role modelling provides a platform for humans to reveal their innermost abilities.
“If I become Miss Malawi I will work with different organisations such as Banja La Mtsogolo, PSI Malawi and Family Planning Association of Malawi (Fpam) to ensure that contraceptives are available in different places and see to it that people know and understand how to use them,” she says.
Twenty-one year old Nthanda is a fourth year social science student at University of Malawi’s Chancellor College in Zomba. She is also says into saloon and cosmetics business. She is passionate about charity and is a proud member of the Lion’s Club International.
“I decided to go for Miss Malawi because as a young girl, I always wanted to be somebody people should look to,” she says.
The Miss Malawi contest, she says, gives her the chance to live and fulfil the dream.
“I relate to the theme so much because of my studies in the past four years. I have learnt a lot in books and in the field about how badly we need to control the population in Malawi,” she says.
Pursuing this, she further says, would mean combining her passion in pageantry and population studies.
She is 21, of course, studying networking at Techno Brain. She describes herself as open to new experiences and always optimistic.
“I decided to participate in the Miss Malawi Beauty Pageant because as Miss Malawi, I will be a great role model to young girls and make a difference in their lives by teaching them that they too can achieve their dreams and help in curbing population growth,” she says.
She says she would also encourage both boys and girls to stay in school because education comes with informed decisions.