For the second year in a row, organizers of the Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant have dethroned the country’s beauty queen over a nude photo scandal.
In a statement, the Miss Zimbabwe executive board said Kachote had violated the rules and regulations governing the pageant.
“The Miss Zimbabwe executive board would like to inform the nation that it has resolved to dethrone Miss Emily Kachote as Miss World Zimbabwe 2015. Early this month one of the local tabloids carried a story, which alleged that Miss Emily Kachote’s nude photos had appeared on a WhatsApp group.
“This report came shortly after Miss Emily had confessed that she had once posed nude. This was in violation of the rules and regulations governing the Trust which all the contestants appended their signatures to,” read the statement.
Miss World Zimbabwe Trust regulation number five reads: “Winners of the Miss Word Zimbabwe beauty pageant, whether a title holder or a runner-up must not have posed nude professionally or socially in all forms of media.
“Being in a relationship, sexual advances towards anyone and any behaviour categorised as immoral by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and dethronement.”