Lucia Mazhou, Entertainment Reporter
Male model Tatenda Njanike will be representing Zimbabwe at the fifth edition of the Mister Supranational 2021 in Poland.
The event is set to run from the August 1 to the 23 and will see the representatives of each country display their public speaking abilities and stage presence.
The 27-year-old model says he is determined to raise the Zimbabwean flag beyond the national borders.
“Pageants promote patriotism which is good because we learn to embrace our heritage and find our place in the global village with confidence.
“I will be able to showcase designs from talented and hardworking Zimbabwean designers on a global stage.
“When preparing for a pageant of this magnitude financial aid is greatly required, I’m currently seeking assistance in raising money for a passport, visa and a return ticket.
“Each contestant is required to have at least one tuxedo, swim suit, sweat suit and at least USD400 for incidental expenses.
“It takes a community to raise our flag and the challenges are more bearable when the whole nation chips in to help,” he said.
Tatenda promises the nation to display his best on the stage.
The winner of the competition will assume the role of an ambassador of the organization and take part in various humanitarian works.
“Due to the rising unemployment it is now important to raise awareness on how entrepreneurship can be a vehicle for wealth creation, my desire is to advocate for youth financial inclusion.
“Having more platforms for youth to share innovative ideas will help push the national development agenda and create employment opportunities for our peers,” he added.
Tatenda competed in the Mister Zimbabwe pageant and after winning the People’s Choice.
He worked with various brands and people on projects that eventually opened doors for him.