Zimbabwe’s First Ever Miss Albino, Sithembiso Gets $85 As Prize Payout
Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants to claim the crown at Zimbabwe’s first-ever Miss Albinism beauty contest — an achievement she hopes will inspire others living with the rare disorder. .
“We must continue to advocate for our rights and I hope my win will empower the girl child,” the 22-year-old social work student said.
“I have gone through a lot, but I want people living with albinism to be brave and persevere in life.” .
During the event in Harare on Friday night, the contestants had to respond to questions on stage and model a range of gowns and traditional African robes. Mutukura was awarded $85 in prize money after being named the winner. .
Pageant organizer Brenda Mudzimu said a lack of funds had made it difficult to get the initiative off the ground. In the end, the contest only attracted one sponsor, but Mudzimu says she hopes to one day make the event international.