Newly crowned Miss Malawi Ireland, 25 –year-old Denise Zambezi has said charity work is one of the most important aspects of being a beauty queen.
In an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times after being crowned last week Saturday in Dublin, Zambezi a trained lawyer who is studying for Masters in international human rights, said she was motivated to join the contest to get the platform of doing charity work for the impoverished people in Malawi.
“What motivated me to join the beauty contest is that I would like to represent Malawi in a positive light and Miss Malawi gives me the platform to do so. It will give me the opportunity to start become more associated with charity organizations and promote and bring Malawi culture overseas,” said Denise.
“Now that I have the crown, I would like to use my status to help children here and particularly Malawi where many children are orphaned at a young age due to the HIV and AIDS epidemic,” she told Nyasa Times.
Denise said she will source second-hand clothers , shoes and education books for disadvantaged children in the southern African nation.
She pointed out beauty contests are sometimes criticised for being about external appearance, but these days things like charity work are just as important.
- Denise is studying for a Masters Degree in human rights law at University College Dublin.
- She graduated with law degree at the University of Pretoria in South Afric