Organisers of Miss Malawi beauty pageant say everything is set for the ceremony to choose and crown the country’s beauty queen.
Spokesperson for the organising committee Africanno Phiri said the date of April 28 is confirmed, venue and outfits are in place and that the major prize for the winning queen is a car, just like last year.
“The car is already here and it will be unveiled tomorrow,” he said.
Phiri added that judges for the contest have also been identified and are ready to help Malawi choose its beauty queen who acts as goodwill ambassador in raising awareness on the dangers of overpopulation growth.
The judges are Tadala Chihana, Blandina Khondowe, Wilkins Mijiga, Maggie Chaika and Tayibu Azizi.
“This year we have a good number of sponsors, including Itel Malawi, Umodzi Park, Blockbuster and Pound Stretcher, Malawi Website Host, Riverside Hotel, Glam and Glory, Family Planning Association of Malawi, Printer Systems and Adlib Executive Lodge,” Phiri said.
He added that during the crowning event, they will have Mizu Band entertaining patrons, apart from other activities lined up to spice up the event.
Phiri said they have been drilling the girls in all aspects of the competition and the finale will be an exciting one.
Unlike last year, Malawians are participating in choosing the top 10 finalists through voting on social media.
The outgoing Miss Malawi Cecilia Khofi said being the country’s beauty queen has helped her realise her dream to encourage girls to work hard in school.
“I use my crown to inspire girls to work hard in school, thereby, reducing cases of early marriages and over population,” said Khofi.