Sikhulile Shumba was crowned Miss Mt Pleasant at the inaugural edition of the pageant held on Saturday night at the 7 Arts Theatre, Avondale in Harare.

She was endorsed to participate in the forthcoming Miss Tourism Zimbabwe edition.

The night belonged to Shumba who was first crowned the pageant’s Miss Talent, before she was capped the ‘Queen’ having shrugged off stiff competition from 20 models.

19-year-old Vimbai Mungofa was crowned second princess, while Floret Chikomwe was voted first princess, with Betty Chinzou being named Miss Personality at the pageant that was open to contestants aged between 18 and 35 years.

Mt Pleasant legislator and main sponsor of the event, Cde Jason Pasadi said his main aim is to empower youths in his constituency.

Shumba walked away with a new Honda Fit and cash prize.

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke pledged a three night trip to Victoria Falls for the winners of the pageant and endorsed Shumba to be part of the forthcoming Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty pageant.