LOCAL model Mercy Mukwiza has been chosen by the Miss Tourism Zambia, the franchise owners of Miss International Zambia, to represent the country at the 54th Miss International pageant starting later this month in Japan.
The Miss International, which has been organised since 1960 and is the third largest after Miss World and Miss Universe pageants, will run from October 27 to November 11. The pageant is being organised by the International Cultural Association, which is an NGO under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.
Mercy is a 24-year-old professional model and was second runner-up at the Miss Tourism Zambia 2012. She is currently studying for a degree in Development Studies and works for a leading corporate bank. She is also an active volunteer at the Kayula Childhood Cancer Awareness Foundation. She is said to like working with children and shown commitment in everything that she does.
“Every child deserves a fun and happy childhood and no child should ever have to deal with cancer. This can be made possible through early detection. If the cancer is detected early, it is possibly curable,” Mercy, who also helped with the Safe Love campaign in 2011 featuring in adverts and Love Games in 2012, says.
“We are confident that she will adequately market Zambia’s golden jubilee at the Miss International. As our ambassador of peace to the Miss International, we urge her to remain focused and diligent in undertaking her duties,” a statement released by Miss Tourism Zambia says.
“Mercy is a beautiful, humble, bubbly and intelligent young lady, with a diploma in management studies and currently pursuing a degree in Development Studies at Zambian Open University.”
Mercy, who has previously featured as a pin-up artiste in the Weekend Mail, stands at 173cm in height with a waist of 27cm, hip of 36cm and a bust of 32-34.
Zambia Daily Mail