Ayanda Candice Sibanda is a 20 year old model. She is also a second year law student at the University of Zimbabwe. Ayanda is an award winning model, humanitarian activist, girl advocate and motivational speaker.
She is also the founder of the Ayanda Candice foundation an organization that advocates for young women empowerment and the rights of people with disabilities, she also serves as part of the board of directors of Miss and Teen International Zimbabwe. She was recently awarded the outstanding female model award at the Bulawayo Arts Awards. She is a claimer of a trio beauty pageant titles currently Miss teen Zimbabwe 2nd runner up, Miss Albinism Zimbabwe and Miss University of Zimbabwe. Professionally she has worked as an educational consultant for Zopraz Consultancy a company that helps students who want to go and study abroad and she is also an English Access Micro-scholarship program alumni.
Shading some light on discrimination in the industry “[2/18, 13:56] Ayanda Model: I think we all deserve a platform and opportunity despite our differences. We are equally capable of delivering given opportunity. So opportunities should be awarded to everyone” said Miss Ayanda. She went on to add “I would convey to everyone part of the industry that discrimination according to race , colour, religion, ethnic background or even body shape, size or height will not make us prosper. What will is collective responsibility and working as a team.”
Asked of her inspiration “I have always done school pageants but what inspired me to model professionally was watching Miss Universe 2017. I told my mother I want to become a beauty Queen and she said if I want to do modeling I would have to get professional training first” quote in response concluding the interview.
Follow her on Instagram:@ayanda_candice_zw