Nineteen year old Nadine Hahn on Saturday became one of only three beauty queens in Zimbabwe’s recent pageant history to win a vehicle as a prize at a beauty contest. The tall, pretty and well-spoken Nadine came tops out of a bevy of 21 teens from around the country.
Nadine Hahn was crowned Miss Teen Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Nadine’s prizes included a Nissan March, US$1 000 and a trip to Texas in August to represent Zimbabwe at Miss Teen World.
Speaking to the Zimbo Jam after the event, an elated but calm Nadine said that she was overjoyed at winning and was looking forward to representing Zimbabwe well at the global pageant.
M-Net Face of Africa finalist, Rosanna Hall, pulled out of the competition before preparations for the final began, citing a conflict with her other commitments if she won and had to travel to Texas.
Rosanna is shortly set to travel to South Africa where she has a modelling contract with O Model Africa.
Nadine (centre), 2nd Princess Nadia Gori (left) and 1st Princess Liezelle Jenkins (right).
Another Harare Finalist, Amy Garden, was also not at the finals.
Liezelle Jenkins (18), the Reigning Miss Teen Harare was crowned First Princess and Second Princess was Nadia Gori (19) who was First Princess during the Bulawayo competition.
Dananai Chipunza was voted the most promising model by the judges who were male model Trust Mathe, Miss Tourism Harare Samantha Dika and Herald Arts Journalist Jonathan Mbiriyamveka.
Shanice Pullen was voted Miss Photogenic while the contestants themselves selected Deborah Kabongo as Miss Personality.
Some of the models at the Miss Teen Pageant hit the ramp in their evening wear.
The pageant was held at Season’s restaurant to a close to capacity crowd of about 250 people. Hip Hop wonder boy Stunner and Urban Grooves star Diana Samkange entertained the guests in between ramp sessions by the girls who modelled in three categories.
The first was everyone in skinny jeans, heels and black strapless tops. The second was ethnic wear designed by Ska. Then finally was evening wear. During prejudging sessions held a day before the final, the girls took part in a bikini contest as well.
Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Samantha Tshuma, was at hand to crown the winners.
– The Zimbo Jam