Ex-beauty queen fights for girls’ rights -Newsday Zimbabwe

Robert Hundley

Valerie Gugulethu Chingonzo

Former World Overlook University Africa queen, Valerie Gugulethu Chingonzo (31), is passionate about utilizing her inventive skills to transform lives in the culture and battle for ladies and girls’ legal rights.

A former Skip Zimbabwe finalist, Chingonzo also has a soft spot for the deprived.

She is a lady of quite a few skills who suits in sundry resourceful jackets. She is a product, writer, radio and tv presenter all rolled into one particular.

In almost everything she does, Chingonzo normally exhibits a powerful passion for the woman youngster.

NewsDay Weekender caught up with the multi-talented Chingonzo, who opened up on her modelling journey, ebook creating, among other ventures.

Quick profile

I am a 31-12 months-old feminine from Harare, who is a previous natural beauty queen who has gained various titles in the last several yrs.

Some of the titles that I have won are Pass up Bulawayo 1st princess (2012), Pass up Universities Zimbabwe (2013) that stood for magnificence with brains and Planet Pass up University Africa (2015).

I am also a radio and television presenter at present internet hosting on the internet radio displays on an intercontinental platform termed Radio Musika.

Previously mentioned all, I am an activist for females and girls’ legal rights.

View on the current stage of pageantry

The point out of our country’s pageantry is not so very good. All through my times and even before that, there was consistency with the pageants this sort of as Miss Zimbabwe remaining held every 12 months with life-shifting prospects.

Now the pageant earth looks a very little dead and not anything a youthful lady can aspire to go into, but I believe that it can be revived.

Accomplishment in modelling

I undertook a product grooming and etiquette study course when I was younger, which served me to be thriving in the modelling marketplace.

Magnificence with brains

I am a holder of a Diploma in Media Experiments, a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Women of all ages and Gender Reports and a Master of Arts in Enhancement Studies.

E-book creating

I am delighted to have printed my book titled Kingdom Beauty Routine in 2020. This e-book syncs magnificence, health, nicely-getting and picture with the word of God.

The guide equips a person with tips on being confident and celebrating one’s uniqueness.

Some of the concerns tackled in the ebook are graphic, health, natural beauty, wellness, psychological health and fitness and despair.

As a result of the e book, I am hoping to assist in particular young people with self-esteem and self-assurance, contemplating the significant suicide and depression level getting recorded among the youths.

E book producing is like giving start to a toddler. You have the baby (undertaking) for nine months, you give beginning to it and that is when the work commences.

It can take a lot of self-control, commitment, direction and eyesight. I wrote this book for 3 many years, secured an editor, publicist, released the ebook, promoted and promoted it.

I am now selling it. Even following writing, you continue to have to do the internet marketing for it to be regarded out there and use the message in the reserve to improve people’s life.

Inspiration driving the guide

This guide arrives from a spot where by I turned at ease with my inward elegance and emotions. It is about me and the transformation in my life as a result of specified encounters.

I was a elegance queen and I was privileged to contend and to be celebrated on an worldwide ramp, nevertheless I was not celebrating myself on the inside.

I experienced from despair and struggled with what I know now had been daddy issues manifesting in my male relationships and decisions.

The loss of life of my liked types, lower self-graphic and minimal self-esteem due to the fact of my journey with pimples was part of it also.

I resolved to face these monsters head-on and to end hiding at the rear of my beauty and glamorous entire world.

I finally learnt the correct benefit, the core and the that means of a queen from the inside of out. This typically arrived by biblical principles.

The e book is like a guide or guide that will enable one particular to appear out of that which entangles them, primary to victory.

It is not just about natural beauty, picture and health tips, but about how to come to be your correct self.

Currently, the guide can be observed in all Innov8 bookstores and Mambokadzi Wellness Centre. It has also been accredited for sale on Amazon, which suggests it is also obtainable to the international sector.

Of entrepreneurship

I am the proprietor of Valbeaut Graphic Consultancy, the place I train people today on grooming and etiquette and image setting up. I also operate Valbeaut Impression that sells important oils and normal solutions for healthy skin.

If there was an chance to get started everyday living yet again

Each individual selection I have manufactured has created me who I am currently and I am very pleased to say I am a achievements. There had been small issues along the way, but not ones that were harmful to my long term. I would essentially mess up if I was to begin all about once again.

Philanthropic get the job done

At present by my small business Valbeaut Image Consultancy, I educate primary social and tender skills to women that I handpick for totally free.

I see the potential in them and the lack of exposure and I choose them for a 3-month class in graphic constructing and personal growth.


I consider my major mandate in life is to see men and women come to be the finest versions of on their own, to use my reward in speaking, potential, self-assurance, enterprise and academic awareness to empower ladies and ladies.

I wish to become an worldwide model, to turn out to be happily married and correctly elevate a household.


Don’t forget gems are under no circumstances polished with out friction.

Favorite meals

My favorite food items is macaroni and cheese or spaghetti bolognaise.


I like reading, travelling and educating.


For me, relaxing speaks to everything to do with travelling, looking at, superior food items, superior songs and great organization. Soothing for me is also just dwelling a glamorous life, a soft daily life. I am all for that.

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