The inaugural Miss Deaf Pride Zimbabwe 2019, a brainchild of Proudly Deaf Persons will be held on 29 September in Bulawayo despite the past failures.

Event organisers are, however, appealing for support to bankroll the beauty contest.

Since its inception in 2017 Miss Deaf Pride Zimbabwe founded by former First Princess Miss Deaf Africa 2016 Kuda Mapeture has failed to grow due to financial constraints.

Their biggest challenge is lack of financial resources to bankroll the pageant as no corporates have registered enough interest to partner them.

On 29 June 2019, deaf beauties aged between 18 and 28 from all corners of the country will converge in Harare for auditions.

Miss Deaf Pride Zimbabwe programmes officer, Lucia Masauso said “we have a lot of deaf young ladies who are passionate about modelling and we want to help them realise their dream”.

“Most of them come from disadvantaged families so we are appealing for any form of financial assistance,” she said.

Miss Deaf Pride Zimbabwe will represent the country in Seychelles at Miss Deaf Africa 2019 beauty contest.

People with hearing impairments have lots of untapped potential which can help to develop the nation.