Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter
The inaugural Miss Tyrone’ beauty pageant that was held last Friday at Crowne Plaza Hotel, was hit by confusion and chaos due to lack of professionalism.
The pageant saw Samantha Dube beating other 11 finalist while first princess prize went to Concilia Missi and Sindiso Ndlovu was voted second princess.
Crowd favourite 16-year-old Jasmine Kawodza was crowned Miss Personality.
The pageant was marred by lack of professionalism as there were not even flowers to give to the winners.
Only one crown for the queen and sashes were available.
According to flyers which were circulated via social media the event was supposed to be held at the Meikles hotel, but the venue changed on the last minute which also caused confusion, inconveniencing people that wanted to attend.
This affected the attendance as a handful of people turned up although the models displayed well-polished act.
Event organiser, Peggy Njagu admitted they erred and apologised.
“Unfortunately some of these issues were beyond my control. As you have noticed, I was everywhere trying to fix things well.
The event started late due to technical faults.
However, our master of ceremony Zolile Makeleni came to the rescue.
We had so many challenges, which include time management itself.
Getting the ladies ready for the show was a huge task considering that we changed the venue last minute.
We also had some hiccups within our organisation in terms of funding as some payments were not made and cleared early, however, it was resolved last minute,” she said.
Njagu said the hand-over of the prizes is on tomorrow.
“Winners will get beauty spa vouchers and free grooming lessons courtesy of Tyrone’s Cosmetology Centre. We had a fault in ticket sales too as we started selling them last minute because they were some formalities that we were supposed to go through,” she said.
She said the event was a learning curve considering that it was a first for the organisation to host such a pageant.