By A Correspondent- Modelling competitions are exciting ways to strut your stuff and make your way into the fashion industry.
Many modelling competitions lead to contracts with premier agencies that will take you all over the world.
With some walking practice and a fresh hairstyle the ultimate goal for those who take to the ramp, is to rock the runway in no time, leading to some valuable prize monies and gold statuette.
However, this was not the case at the Miss Curvy modelling show at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) last Saturday as the top three ladies who flaunted their assets to show their fuller figure with so much aplomb were given FLOWERS as their prizes.
It was an event where Ellain Ncube (Nust) was crowned the Queen with Ntando Khumalo (Bulawayo Polytechnic) and Hazel Ncube ( Bulawayo Polytechnic) respectively coming out as the first and second princesses.
The trio was reportedly set to respectively pocket US$500, US$250 and US$125 at the amateur pageant that was organised by Democratic Alliance agency where curvy girls from various local colleges and universities take part.
While Vusa Ngwenya who was part of the organisers of the show was continuously not available for a comment, the first princesses, did not mince her words.
“We haven’t been rewarded with anything yet. We have not even heard a single word from the organisers after receiving flowers on the day of the event,” said Khumalo who last year was the second princess at the same modelling competition.
The 2019 edition of the modelling show was marred by crowd trouble as people tried to get into the venue for free.