The Miss World Zimbabwe sashing ceremony has been held in Harare ahead of the finals scheduled for the 8th of this month in Goromonzi.

With the countdown to the event having begun, the battle for survival has intensified for the beauty queens.

The pageant has already received a major boost with all the parents giving their support and hailing the way the event is being organised.

Some of the models said it is not all about winning that counts but being part of the team.

Speaking during the sashing ceremony, Miss World Zimbabwe Spokesperson, Tendai Chirau said the show of support from the parents is enough motivation going into the finals.

“This is the way to go. Parents’ support is essential especially at this stage,” she said.

16 girls are in boot camp and will be battling it out come the 8th of this month in Goromonzi.