The voting process for Miss Pan African Queen 2020 contest began on Monday and is expected to close next Saturday, July 25.
In a telephone interview, Miss Pan African Queen president Trendy Isaac said the competition is open to all African girls across the globe.
“This is an open platform to all Africans across the world. This is a call to all Africans to embrace this vision, because we need a lot of unity in our continent and this is a platform to achieve the vision and grow together,” he said.
Isaac was however quick to point out that the pageant’s participation depends on the countries that apply.
“We therefore encourage Malawian girls to apply and woo for votes,” he emphasised.
One of Malawi models who has applied, Trimmie Chitedze, said she will do whatever it takes to get the crown.
“I want to go far and beyond Africa. My vision is to become an international model working with New York Fashion Week, Miss Universe, Miss World among others,” said the 23-year-old model who started modelling three years ago.
Chitedze has so far participated in events such as Miss University Africa, Miss Glam and Glory, Moto Malawi, Miss Eastern College and Miss Essence Universe.
With the surge in Covid-19 transmission across the continent, the organisers are hopeful that the finals will be held in November.
“We are hoping that national borders should be opened up by then,” said Isaac.
Officially started in 2017, Miss Pan African Queen was created with the aim of empowering the African girl child with a platform to achieve her dreams and give back to society.