Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly competition to go global

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The organiser of Zimbabwe’s “beauty” pageant with a difference, David Machowa told Newsday on Thursday that he intends to make Mr Ugly a global competition.

“I am planning to host Mr Ugly Africa, Mr Ugly Europe, Mr Ugly America and Mr Ugly Asia in preparations of Mr Ugly World to be staged in Zimbabwe in 2017,” he said.

The pageant has sparked interest from far beyond Zimbabwe’s borders. But some Zimbabweans feel it is “demeaning” and not the kind of publicity Zimbabwe needs.

The pageant has sparked interest from far beyond Zimbabwe’s borders. But some Zimbabweans feel it is “demeaning” and not the kind of publicity Zimbabwe needs.

Machowa also defended the judges’ decision not to award the coveted title to defending champion, William Masvinu, saying the two-time winner behaved as if he had already won, the official Chronicle reported.

“He never excelled,” the Chronicle quoted organiser, David Machowa, as saying.

The judges of Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly competition were looking for someone “creative and stylish” – and Masvinu just didn’t make the cut.

He was ousted by the gap-toothed Maison Sere, who grimaced, pulled faces at the judges – one of whom was a university student – and apparently put in much more effort.

Masvinu has said he feels “robbed”.

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