After competing against 12 other young ladies at the national pageant Miss Earth Zimbabwe 2014 on the 13th of September, Sandisiwe Bhulu was crowned queen. She gets to represent Zimbabwe on the world stage at Miss Earth World sometime later this year.
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world.
An interesting tale about Sandi is that she has never done modelling before. She saw the advert for applications on twitter and emailed the Miss Earth Foundation for an application form and that’s how she entered the competition.
This should be inspiration to other young people to be bold and try something new as you never know where it may lead you.
The young lady did her primary school and part of her high school in Bulawayo then finished her high school in Harare. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing with IMM.
Sandisiwe is really passionate about environmental issues as she ran an environmental project called Environmental Matters. ‘It is an ongoing project where I engaged schools and communities” she says. She started the environmental club at Kuwadzana 1 Primary School in Harare.
Together with 263chat she also held a dialogue with the members of the Kuwadzana community. The purpose of the dialogue was to come up with community based solutions for Environmental problems.
Sandisiwe also started Plastic Free October Zim with her friend Tatenda Manyuchi (www.facebook/plasticfreezim) When I asked Sandisiwe what being Miss Earth Zimbabwe 2014 meant to her she said ‘It means that there is a lot of hard work ahead of me if I am to make a difference.
It also means that I am now a representative, not only of Miss Earth Zimbabwe Foundation but also of Zimbabwe.” We wish her all the best and hope she keeps on inspiring many young people during her reign.