REIGNING Miss Zambia UK Andella Chileshe Matthews is in Ostrava, Czech Republic representing Zambia at the World Finals of the 2014 Miss Princess of the World Beauty Pageant that is expected to come to an end tonight.
Andella, who has previously represented Zambia at the Miss Universe Pageant, this week joined over 60 delegates from all around the world to compete for the prestigious and coveted title of 2014 Miss Princess of the World.
During her reign as Miss Zambia UK, Andella has been a Goodwill Ambassador for Contesa Charity, for whom she has helped raise over £100,000 (K831,650,000) for children living with HIV and AIDS and other underprivileged children in Zambia who are supported by the Contesa Charity.
On representing Zambia, Andella says: “I am overjoyed to be representing my country during the Jubilee Year at the World Finals of the Miss Princess of the World Beauty Pageant. This is my present to the motherland in commemoration of 50 years of Zambia’s independence, and I promise to make Zambia proud.”
Otherwise, the Miss Zambia UK Beauty Pageant is dedicated to the memory of Zambian women who have died from HIV and AIDS. Winners and title-holders utilise their position and influence to attract goodwill towards HIV/AIDS orphans, and also to raise funds for the welfare of HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia.
Justina Mutale, who is the Founder of the Miss Zambia UK Beauty Pageant and is also Founder of Positive Runway: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread (of HIV/AIDS), has been invited to sit on the judging panel at the World Finals of the 2014 Miss Princess of the World Beauty Pageant.
In addition to physical beauty, the judging process for the Miss Princess of the World Pageant also includes the delegates to have high intellect, effective communication skills, and computer skills in addition to entrepreneurship skills.
Previous envoys for Zambia to the world Finals of the Miss Princess of the World Pageant include Siphiwe Mutale Benasho (2006), Annie Malambo (2009) and Musonda Malama (2011).
Zambia Daily Mail