SHE is the reigning Miss Zimbabwe but if need be she can also transform into a bionic woman with unimaginable athletic abilities.
Cathrine Makaya, Miss Zimbabwe 2014 will, however, miss this yeara��s African Union Sports Council Region Five Youth Games which are set to coincide with the Miss World pageant. The Games will be held in Bulawayo from 5-14 December.
Recently she posted a short video on her Facebook page a�?Miss Zimbabwe 2014 a�� Cathrine Makaya.a�?
In the video she goes through an exercise routine preparing for the a�?hop, step, jumpa�? drill.
Many do not know that she is one of Zimbabwea��s hopefuls for a gold medal. She is the reigning Zimbabwe womena��s triple jump champion with 13,21m record set in 2010.
Her athleticism is a good attribute for her modelling career as Zimbabwe could also be up for an award at the Miss World competitions where the beauty queens also take part in spotting activities.
The beauty queen said she is disappointed that she will miss the Games as she was looking forward to them.
a�?It was hard learning that I will no longer be taking part in the Under 20s African Championship Games. I had to stop training and start preparing for Miss World. Next week I will resume training with my coach David Tinago a national athlete who will be coaching me for Miss World.
a�?I hope I will win at the pageant where we will also be doing athletics. My records in sprints are 12.21 for 100 metres and 24.7 metres for 200 metres,a�? she said.
Although the catwalk queen is good at athletics she disclosed that she cannot ride a bicycle.
a�?I cannot ride a bicycle because it has two wheels and I am also afraid of snakes,a�? said Makaya.
Makaya said she will now have to focus on the Southern Region Junior Championships and the 2016 Olympics after her reign as Miss Zimbabwe.
Born in a family of four beauties and being the youngest, Cathrine is niece to Connie Makaya, the former Miss Rhodesia, which confirms that lightning can indeed strike the same place twice – beauty and beautimatics runs in the Makaya blood.
Makaya is set to leave the country on 18 November for the Miss World boot camp for the grand finale which will be held on 14 December 2014.