'I have no boyfriend'

HARARE - Recently-crowned Miss World Zimbabwe Emily Kachote, 25, says she has no problem with the Miss Zimbabwe Trust’s position that she should have no boyfriend because she is currently unattached.

The boyfriend ban is an attempt by Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson Marry Chiwenga to avoid a repeat of last year’s debacle when Thabiso Phiri was forced to relinquish the national beauty title after some of her nude pictures were leaked allegedly by a scorned boyfriend.

“Yes, she (Chiwenga) mentioned it but I was unattached already. If I am to be approached by someone expressing love interest, I will deal with it when it comes. If anyone is that much interested he will wait,” Kachote told the Daily News.

The new national beauty queen also revealed that she has deleted her social media accounts due to the cyber bullying she has fallen victim to since she was crowned over a week ago.

“I had Facebook pages but I deleted them because I was trying to avoid a whole lot of things. People were getting into my accounts and taking pictures and using them for different purposes,” said Kachote.

“I will open another  account, but it will be a fresh start. When we got crowned, the chairperson just advised us to stay off social media.”

She added that she was not losing sleep over the adverse criticism that has come her way.

“I have heard what they are saying. Why should I be bothered by other people who have time to text and write all sorts of things?

“One thing I have realised is that even if we have elections to select the  country’s president people will still comment, so what’s the difference with me?” She said.

Kachote also gave advice to future models who might receive the harsh criticism she has endured.

“It is not the critics’ dream but yours. Don’t let the world shatter it because at the end of the day you stay at your house and they stay at theirs. It’s just an opinion, I also have opinions and they should not stop me from being myself. Besides, I am a person who doesn’t apologise for who I am or what I want.

“To those that are rallying behind me, I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I will make you proud.”

Kachote, who has previously won Miss Women’s University 2010 and Miss Harare 2011, said she almost failed to participate in the Miss Zimbabwe 2015 finals.

“My friends encouraged me to go and participate. I was not willing but a friend convinced me and in the end I won,” she said.

“I thought I had outgrown pageants. You know beauty pageants have a whole lot of things going on. I have a job so I was considering concentrating more on that, but it always has been a dream to represent my country. Even at work at times people ask me if I am a model, so it’s the other factor.”

She also revealed that her father was initially against her entry into modelling.

“Everyone else did not have a problem with it but you know how our traditional fathers are. They are not too comfortable with the things that are associated with the industry. But when I won Miss Harare, he started getting on board and even began to give me advice and telling me that I was representing the family in all what I was doing.”

In line with Miss World ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ requirements, Kachote is doing a project that seeks to establish the impact of cancer on people living with albinism.

“I am doing a project on albinism, focusing on the people who are affected by cancer.

“As you know cancer has become one of the deadliest diseases and the albino community is mostly affected by skin cancer,” she said.

The lanky model explained how she became a financial advisor despite studying psychology.

“The funny thing about life is that there is no one way of doing things; you might not even work in the exact field you studied,” Kachote said

“My job doesn’t require one to have a strong financial background, but the ability to speak to, study and understand people. I deal with clients on a day-to-day basis and you need to be able to speak to them effectively.”

The beauty queen, who also claims to be a designer and a motivational speaker, revealed plans to resume playing volleyball as part of her preparations for the Miss World pageant.

“I am an athlete, I play volleyball. I used to play at university, right now I only play for charity. But I will get back on track for the Miss World preparations,” she said.

Comments (15)

Honestly are you telling us they is no beutifully girls in zimbabwe kkkk its a joke relly .you rigg even on miss world .that girl she dose not deserve to be miss world zim in ist place so ugly like bulldog .even to be miss Mt Darwin she dont deserve .we got loads of beutifull girls .i know munoita zve chi zanu .that is totally rubbish .anotinyadzisa .remove her .iye hanyarewo ega nekushata kwake kutambira crown

guchiwerindamwedziweguchiterawaona - 5 May 2015

lets not be jelous let the Queen be the Queen support her

tumirai - 5 May 2015

Ini hangu im Zanu PF asi ndobvumirana newe Guchiwechirindamwedzi. Tumirai how would we fake to support her akashata kudaro? aiwaaaa handisati ndamboona zvakadero, ehe ku Zanu toshandisa patriotism asi apa panodawo a personal opinion, Munhu unogona kuputika nekuseka wamuona

Cde Ben - 5 May 2015

zvakaoma izvi kushata kunge kwengozi kudaro mwana wangu ukaunza mukadzi akadaro hapinde mumusha medu kuita bulldog kudaro .mr ugly akatoita nani na miss zim hey hey hey musatinyadzise .dai kuri ku Nigeria taiti vakaedza coz hakuna vakanaka vanenge vatoedza .i know zim ine vana vakanaka asi vakapera nemukondazi here .ngabve mwana uyu anotirutsisa hey .musadaro .

zvinawakaonamoyowenhunzineshureragirerakaoreswaneharahwa - 5 May 2015

'I have no boyfriend' - nobody cares!

Mashoko Makukutu - 5 May 2015

“I am doing a project on albinism, focusing on the people who are affected by cancer. ... " What more beauty do we as a nation wish for ? Let anybody judge her on her physical appearance but for me what she stands for is the beauty we are missing in Zimbabwe. I do not care wether in the end she loses because her facial appearance did no impress the judges. To me she is a winner already. What she needs is our full support as Zimbabweans for her to do more. My question to those who commented negatively about her is : " If a physically or facially attractive shebeen queen were to be crowned Miss Zim were you going to rejoice or celebrate ?" Do not forget,a nation is perceived or judged by the way it values reality over fake. All that does not glitter is not necessarily lead. We run the risk of throwing away gold for lead if we continue thinking along these lines.

Chorosi - 6 May 2015

Could it be signs of changing seasons, or let me say changing attitudes ? When Mrs Chiwenga announced they have invited VP Mnangangwa as guest of honour for the contest I had this mixed feeling why a VP should partake in such events offen associated with underhand dealings and sexualism. Now it appears to me sense and substance has prevailed during the contest. 1) A not so eye-catching girl is the winner but who sounds to have the bravery to tackle the challenges in our society to make it beautiful. 2) A couple of days ago VP Mnangagwa announced during a business forum that no corruption of whatever nature should be condoned in Zimbabwe. He on no uncertain terms declared "Masamba asiyana". If he meant what he said then for me GARWE - MASAMBA ASIYANA for president !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sekuru Chihori Ngi-i - 6 May 2015

Lets give this new Miss Zimbabwe a chance, it is not always about the beauty. God has created her in his own image and all the judges should have seen certain qualities in her that gained her the honour of being the beauty queen. LET US NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.

shadow - 6 May 2015

Vamwe vane mazita mudhadhadha vane comment yataridzwa pano tinovakurudzira kuti vakure. Zita renyu iri kana padambiro revana vanobva kusina vabereki hariwanikwi. Hongu ungadaro unechigumbu nevamwe vanhu asika muZimbabwe patsika dzedu hatisvike pawasvika apa. Nyara !

Chorosi - 6 May 2015

I don't care who is miss zim at any given time. But my biggest problem is the whole miss zimbabwe orginisers. The whole thing is now a private affair as opposed to be an open national event. Even the potential women are so scared to take part in these pageant events. How can a women aged 25years be banned from having a boyfriend? It only raises eyebrows that this poor woman have been earmarked for a big Dhara somewhere up there kuti ridye roga. This miss zim thing has lost credibility.

X-MAN IV - 7 May 2015

mababe ese e modelling ndea Chiyangwa kkkkkkkkk King Muswati kedu Jona dei isiri ngochani ndokamwe

wenduru - 8 May 2015

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