MASVINGO-Masvingo’s 24year old model, Rutschen Hebert’s biggest dream is to finish off her career as Miss World as she has the body, brains and enough confidence to reach such a milestone.
“I am towards the zenith of my career as a model and to cap it all I want to be the first Zimbabwean to be crowned Miss World as I have what it takes. I believe nothing is impossible as long as I am focused and with the help of people from Masvingo especially the business community I can go far,” said the soft spoken, tall and ever smiling model during an interview with The Mirror.
If she makes it to the Miss World she will join the likes of Brita Maseluthilini, Angeline Musasiwa and current Miss World Zimbabwe Belinda Potts who have raised the country’s flag very well at various pageants that they have participated in.
Miss World Zimbabwe has been inactive since 2019 when Belinda Potts won the pageant.
Meanwhile Hebert is set to tussle it out against other girls from across the country in the inaugural Miss Orient Zimbabwe for 2021 slated for this weekend which is meant to empower the marginalised girl child.
If she is crowned Miss Orient Zimbabwe in Harare, Hebert will proceed to South Africa where she will compete against other girls from across the continent.
Mis Orient Zimbabwe is organized by veteran model Wendy Mapindu under the theme “Catwalk to Empower the Marginalised Rural Girl Child”
Hebert is involved in other activities like commercial fashion modelling and advertising.
“Modeling is something l had passion for from a tender age since I have a good body for cat walking. The support l got from my classmates and my mom kept me going and made me strong. I also dream of becoming Miss Malaika one day, l believe l am reaching that stage and l can make it,” Hebert said.
Hebert started her modeling career when she was in Form 6 at Masvingo Day School in 2017 and she got professional training from Simuka Modeling Agency in Harare
“Miss Heroes Masvingo 2018 was my debut competition where I was crowned Miss Youth in 2019 l contested for Miss Tourism Masvingo and l was crowned the Second Princess. I am looking forward to be working with different companies here in Masvingo just like most models in Harare. It is high time Masvingo business owners and companies recognise models in their City.
“If l am crowned Miss Orient Zimbabwe, l want to bring change and impact for both the girl and the boy child as I believe they should be treated the same as they need to be protected physically, mentally and emotionally. At the same time l will make sure l fulfill the Moto of that pageant successfully,” she added.
Hebert was born and bred in the ancient city and went Masvingo Day High for her secondary education before enrolling a degree in Business Management at Midlands State University.
She is currently working at Reflections Restaurant in the Masvingo industrial area along Bulawayo Road.