|Newly-crowned Zambia Supermodel
Akamandisa Inambao (centre) with organiser Cynthia Kanema (right) and ZNBC
presenter Faith Musonda (left) after the contest last
student Akamandisa Inambao's walk on heels last Saturday paid off as she scooped
the second edition of Cynthia Kanema's Zambia Supermodel contest, beating 11
other finalists in a spectacular finale held at Hotel
Fondly referred to as Aka by her friends, the
Lusaka-based model who stands at 1.82 cm and only has less than a year of
experience in modelling says she is very excited to be named this year's winner
of the competition.
"I think I deserve the prize though the competition
was very stiff because the other girls were equally good. It was a fifty-fifty
situation for me but I was still very confident right from the start because I
knew I had the height and the looks," boasts the soft-spoken ACCA student, who
also pledged to use her US$10,000-worth title to engage in a number of
"Well, like the title demands, I will be doing a
lot of charity work, fashion shows and many other things that need my attention.
I hope to learn a lot from Petita (last year's winner) and hopefully work with a
lot more people," concludes Aka who before her current title only had Miss
Personality in the Zambia
Centre Accountancy Studies beauty pageant to her record.
proceedings at the Supermodel finale were characterised by fascinating display
of unique talent from the models besides the expected catwalk skills and glaring
The audience that included political advisor to the Republican
President Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika had a chance to sample glamourous
apparel ranging from Afro Pop to evening wear courtesy of local designers,
While the contestants had enough to show in their
unique talent acts with some revealing commitment to skills like dancing and
acrobatics, their challenging moment was the question and answer session which
engaged the audience's participation.
Pageant initiator Cynthia Kanema,
herself a former Miss Zambia, had nothing more than praise for the event's
sponsors, partners and participants in the show she passionately dedicated to
the awareness of cervical cancer which her mother died from three months
Petersen, Crisis, Tasila Mwale, Mampi and the XYZ's P Jay, Slap Dee
and Ruff Kid brightened up the entertainment, while ZNBC's
Faith Musonda anchored the show. Musonda also announced that besides the
US$10,000 worth of modelling contract, Aka will receive a one-year clothing
contract with Bonsai, a year's make-up from Black Opal, while
Beauty Gardens will take care of her hair.