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Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly

ZIMBABWE: A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe’s ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare – but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.


By AFP

Saturday 28 November 2015, 09:00AM


Newly crowned “Mr Ugly” Zimbabwe, Maison Sere, poses in Harare last Friday (Nov 20). Photo:Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Newly crowned “Mr Ugly” Zimbabwe, Maison Sere, poses in Harare last Friday (Nov 20). Photo:Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Maison Sere, who was missing several teeth and dressed in torn overalls, beat off five other contestants for the $500 (B17,940) Mr Ugly prize – a large sum in a country facing massive unemployment.

“I want to thank God for winning this title, last time I came fourth. I just want to thank the judges for recognising me as the winner,” Mr Sere told journalists during a night of festivities last Friday (Nov 20) attended by 200 revellers.

But William Masvinu, a three-time Mr Ugly winner who walked off with a $100 (B3,588) second prize this year, cried foul.

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“The judges were not fair, the organisers must look for new judges to start the contest afresh. I did not lose today,” Mr Masvinu said.

Show organiser David Machowa said he created the pageant in 2012 to celebrate “beauty in ugliness”.

“The show last night was very successful, and I still have plans to host Mr Ugly World,” he said.

 

 

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