Beauty without brains meaningless

Reigning Miss Harare, Emily Kachote, has urged beauty queens to take education seriously in order to empower themselves.

Emily Kachote
Emily Kachote

“Modelling is a tough industry. Adjudicators consider not only beauty but confidence and self-esteem. They also ask questions on current affairs, international relations and history, hence the need for pageants to study widely in order to win,” Kachote said at an event to celebrate International Day of Peace organised by National Association of Youth Organisations.

She said she landed the Miss Harare 2011 accolade because she had articulated issues on raising awareness on cervical cancer after intensive research on the subject.

“I spent sleepless nights researching about cervical cancer and impressed judges with my answers on the subject. This was despite the fact that I was in my final year studying for an honours degree in psychology at Women’s University in Africa,” added Kachote.

The vivacious model also has a passion for clothing designing technology and makes her own garments that she uses on the ramp.

“My ambition is to run a fashion house and consulting firm focusing on issues affecting women. I urge youths to emulate my entrepreneurial spirit. Given Zimbabwe’s high rate of unemployment, we can create jobs for ourselves by using our talents,” Kachote said.

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