The 2017 Miss Malawi first princess Nthanda Manduwi captivated Malawians with her smile and confidence during this year’s Miss Malawi finals. She, however, missed the crown by a whisker and settled for the second best.
But tomorrow might reverse her fortunes as Nthanda will be back on the runway, this time around battling it out with other beauties from across the world for a bigger prize.
She will be hoisting high the Malawi flag during the World Miss University beauty contest taking place in Cambodia.
Nthanda is participating in the contest by virtue of her academic credentials as someone who once attended university and has a background of success in beauty pageants.
“I once won the Miss Chanco beauty contest and currently carrying the crown as Miss Malawi’s first princess,” she said.
“I was scouted by Edward Mazibuko from Botswana due to the fact that I was Miss Chanco in 2013.”
She said that the pageant is fully sponsored although the upkeep allowance has been taken care of by her parents.
Said Nthanda: “The contest has a component of voting and Malawians can vote for me to boost my chances by going to the website www.wmu.world.com I am prepared to do my best. I will give it my best to represent Malawi well.”
According to www.wmu.world.com the pageant has been held since 1986 and this is the 28th pageant. It is a pageant advocating for world peace and winners of the contest become peace ambassadors.