Kiki Divaris

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Kiki Divaris
Kiki Divaris,
Image credit: The Standard
Native nameVassiliki Babaletakis Divaris
Born(1924-09-13)September 13, 1924
DiedDecember 5, 2015(2015-12-05) (aged 91)
Harare
Cause of deathpneumonia
ResidenceZimbabwe
NationalityGreece
Spouse(s)Anthony Divaris (husband - late)
ChildrenSons: Sotirios and Dimitris

Kiki Divaris was a legendary modelling instructor and philanthropist who was heavily involved with the Miss Zimbabwe pageant, as well other modelling and charitable activities in Zimbabwe.

Background

Kiki Divaris was born Vassiliki Babaletakis (her maiden name is not readily available) on 13 September 1924 and married Anthony Divaris. The couple had two sons Sotirios and Dimitris. She passed away on 5 December 2015 of pneumonia in Harare.

Zimbabwe Modelling

Kiki appeared on the scene after Zimbabwe's Independence as she designed the dress that Zimbabwe's first black Miss Zimbabwe[1].

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References

  1. Peter Matika, Bulawayo mourns Kiki Divaris, SundayNews, Published: 6 Dec 2015, Retrieved: 6 Dec 2015