Hillary Makaya Biography| Age, Career And Businesses
Hillary Makaya is a multi-award-winning Zimbabwean model based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her family has a strong legacy in the world of modelling and beauty pageants. Her aunt, Connie Makaya, was the first black beauty pageant winner in Zimbabwe, and her cousin, Catherine Makaya, held the title of Miss Zimbabwe in 2014 and is also an Olympic athlete. Following in their footsteps, Hillary has achieved tremendous success in various beauty pageants in Zimbabwe, winning over five titles, from Miss Teen to Miss InterContinental.
Hillary Makaya, one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent Instagram models, was born on July 2001 in Harare, making her 22 years old.
Her modeling journey began with Top Model Zimbabwe Agency. After a year of experience, she entered her first beauty competition for teenagers, Miss Interact Zimbabwe, and emerged victorious. Encouraged by her initial success, Hillary continued to compete in various pageants, consistently impressing the judges with her talent and beauty.
Over the course of her career, she participated in several beauty pageants and secured prestigious titles, including Miss Teen World Heritage 2016-2017 and Miss Intercontinental Zimbabwe 2017-2018. Her fame extended beyond the modeling world when she featured in the music video for Takura’s hit song “Can’t Get Over You.”
Brand Ambassador and Businesses
In July 2021, Hillary Makaya was appointed as the brand ambassador of Face of Kariba, a role aimed at promoting tourism and investment in Kariba. This further solidified her position as a prominent figure in the industry.
Beyond her successful modeling career, Hillary ventured into entrepreneurship and started her own company specializing in beauty care products. The company, named MKY, derives its abbreviation from her last name. According to The Herald’s report in June 2021, she was close to finalizing an agreement with the manufacturer of these products. With her wide network of connections in various countries, including Dubai, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, Hillary had plans to distribute her beauty products internationally.
Enzo Ishall Song
On 16 June 2021, the renowned Zimbabwean dancehall musician Enzo Ishall released a song dedicated to Hillary Makaya, aptly titled “Hillary Makaya”. The song expressed Enzo Ishall’s admiration and love for the accomplished model.