Ambitious girls from Blantyre, who think have what it takes to become the next Miss Blantyre, have been challenged to go for auditions this Saturday at Malawi Institute of Tourism (MIT) from 9am.
With a popular slogan and theme Beyond Beauty, Miss Blantyre has gained momentum for the past year following its re-branding and the re-introduction of Miss Malawi by Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).
Miss Blantyre chairperson Daniel Ngwira said in an interview the renaissance of Miss Malawi has revived hopes for many aspirants to fight for the highest office.
“Unlike for the past four years, now beauty aspirants in the country know that there is a highest office they can fight for. That is to say their participation in lower beauty pageants like Miss Blantyre is not in vain,” he said.
The auditions require participants with the following credentials: ages between 18 and 26, single and in possession of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE).
“First and foremost, Miss Blantyre is an exciting platform for girls that are big dreamers because there is unparalleled ground support for any initiatives a queen aspires to execute. It is also a landmark step in the right direction for girls that are ambitious and willing to go the extra mile with making a difference to their lives, families, careers and society as a whole,” said Ngwira.
Some of the achievements of the Miss Blantyre office according to Ngwira, are the use of the beauty queen for marketing, media coverage, reality programmes and charity campaigns.
“Miss Blantyre is also the most outstanding pageant which has stricken a chord in the area of discipline among models,” he said.
The current Miss Blantyre is Hannah Mhone who has participated in a number of charity activities such as Blantyre Health Week with the office of the Blantyre City mayor Wild Ndipo.
She is also engaged with development activities such as HipHop4HIV in which she motivates the youth to remain in school and fight HIV. n