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Zimbabwean-born Rutendo Chifamba in bid to be first black woman crowned Miss Universe Australia

The Advertiser/Adelaide Now news article | 19th April 2018

Zimbabwean-born teenager Rutendo Chifamba has set her sights on becoming the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Australia.

Ms Chifamba, 18, Dominique Chehade, 21, and Keava Hopper, 21, have been selected to represent SA at the beauty pageant’s grand finale in Melbourne in June.

“This isn’t just for me, it’s a reminder for all the girls and guys out there with dark skin that skin colour should never be a barrier to your future and your opportunities,” Ms Chifamba said.

A law student, Ms Chifamba was two years old when she emigrated with her family to Australia, growing up in Port Pirie before moving to Adelaide for her studies.

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