Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe winner says she is SHOCKED. The University of South Africa law student Hazvineyi Chiota who is the new Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe says she was shocked and honoured after winning the title.


Hazvineyi Chiota
Hazvineyi Chiota

Chiota, who is also in her second year at Southern African Association Accountants (SAAA) study-ing accounting, beat other 10 finalists last Saturday at the Glamis Arena. The 30-year-old had a total of 873 points while first princess went to Mazvita Chakawa with 744.
Robin Chivanga was voted second princess with 684 points.

Chiota walked away with $8 000 prize money apart from other consolation prizes.“I am so honoured at the same time humbled. It was a tough competition for me, considering there were other young, intelligent and beautiful ladies. This is the best part of me, so far as I am now finding myself through my new career. Modelling wasn’t my passion. I hope now I have to advance and take it further.

“I entered the competition because my goal was centred on motivation,” she said. The mother of two daughters said she still haven’t decided what she will do with the prize money. For now I am in still in shock. I haven’t thought about what I will do the money. Probably I will invest in business then the other on my family.

“I am married to Royland Rukande and I thank him for the great support he gave me although at first he was a bit sceptical. I also want to thank God for this opportunity. I am a Christian and I go to the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe,” she said.

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