FORMER Miss Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) queen Eustas Gomba has demystified rumours associated with modelling of showcasing nakedness saying modelling is a platform for girl child elevation and empowerment.
Eustas has six titles to her name – Miss Legacy 2nd Princess 2017-18, Miss Heritage Zimbabwe 2018, Miss Valentine’s 2018, Miss Tourism Harare Best Talent 2018, Miss ZOU Harare 2018 and Miss ZOU National 2018.
The beauty queen said modelling was a career just like any other profession and should be taken with utmost good faith.
“Modelling has evolved and it is not about showcasing yourself naked. It is more than that and it is now called ‘Beauty with Brains’ which means it is a form of empowering the girl child. It can be used as a tool to market our tourism and it is also a platform for empowerment for the girl child.
“To the aspiring models I would want to let them know that before you venture into the industry, know who you are, set your expectations and be confident enough to pursue them. Do not let people take advantage of you and refrain from taking rumours seriously,”Eustas said.
The 27-year-old model who is also an entrepreneur also highlighted on other charity works that she is doing for the benefit of the vulnerable children across the country.
“I have created my own charity project called ‘Give a Child a Smile’ where we deal with various social projects that affect the marginalized children in our society. We have started with oral health so what we are going to be doing is to go around Children’s Homes in Zimbabwe teaching children about dental care. We will be giving them toothbrush and so forth,” said Eustas.
Eustas said as youths they have to learn to create their own opportunities and venture into various Entrepreneurship projects.
She owns an online store for beauty products and clothes called Eustas Beauty Emporium and she also does picnic events under Eustus Picnic Haven besides being a field marketer at Thornview Marketing Company.
Eustas was also nominated as the Best Pettite Model at the Zimbabwe Model Awards 2018.
Speaking about her modelling career, she said, “I started modelling in 2017 at the Miss Mt Pleasant. I did not win any title but it molded my modelling career. I then realized that I have a strong passion for modelling and that it was a platform for empowerment.
“I was imparted with a lot of skills like leadership skills and confidence which aided in me participating in other pageants. In the course of nine months I managed to scoop 6 national titles to my name.”
Eustas hails from Mt Pleasant Heights in a family of four girls where she is the last born child.