Zimbabwean Man Wins Mr Ugly 2017 Contest

Posted on December 7, 2017

Two-time champion of Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly 2017 William Masvinu was again crowned the winner of the title for the third time in the event that attracted scores of people.

Mr Ugly is an annual contest that seeks to celebrate beauty in ugliness, according to organisers.

Masvinu edged off competition from four other contestants including close rivals Fanuel Musekiwa and Maison Sere at the braai fest held at Mutangaz Hideout in Goromonzi on Sunday night.

He walked away with $500 and a cow while Musekiwa earning $200 and Sere $100 for second and third position respectively.

“No one can dispute that I am the ugliest person in Zimbabwe. I now want to take my ugliness outside the country. If there is Mr Ugly World, I am confident I will bring the crown to Zimbabwe,” Masvinu said.

Masvinu lost the title to Sere in 2015 amid complaints that Sere’s ugliness was only based on his missing teeth.

“Last time, complacency cost me a lot but this time I came well prepared for the contest and I am happy I have reclaimed my trophy,” he added.

His win has however not gone down well with many as they say it is a monopoly. According to News Day, besides suggesting a protest over Masvinu’s monopoly of the title, the crowd also suggested that Masvinu should not be a contestant in the forthcoming pageants so that other contestants get a chance to win.

The event’s founder David Machowa has described the 2017 event as successful.

“This year’s event was bigger and better. It coincided with the braai festival where 14 000kg of meat were eaten,” he said.

Mr Ugly World will be held in South Africa in 2018.

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