Chaos as Masvinu loses Mr Ugly title

HARARE – There was chaos at the City Sports Bar on Friday night after two-time Mr Ugly winner William Masvinu refused to concede defeat to Mison Sere.

An overly complacent Masvinu lost the $500 top prize to Sere.

The outgoing Mr Ugly walked away with $100 while Givemore Sambana from Chiredzi pocketed $50 for coming third in the pageant that ran under the theme “Celebrating Beauty in Ugliness.”

Failing to successfully defend the Mr Ugly title exposed the ugliness of Masvinu who, not only called for a re-run, but also threatened to manhandle his successor and the adjudicating panel.

Interestingly, the Epworth-based Masvinu and his supporters had briefly celebrated back stage after being misled that he had successfully defended his crown. But when the official results were finally announced the giant Masvinu totally lost his marbles.

“This is not fair. Aita number one sei iye ndakambomurova akaita number four. Sei nhasi azohwina? Chii chachinja nhasi? (How has he managed to win yet the last time we competed I won and he came fourth? What has made him win this time?)

“Angohwiniswa chete nekuti ane mavende. Zvino ndokushata ikoko. Saka murikuda kuti ndinobvisa-wo angu mazino here kuti ndihwine? Kushata ngakuve natural. (He simply won because he has missing teeth. Did you want me to remove some of my teeth in order for me to retain the Mr Ugly title?” asked an enraged Masvinu who won several endorsement deals during his stint as Mr Ugly.

The outgoing Mr Ugly, who was accompanied by his wife Alice Chabhanga, demanded in vain to have the results of the pageant nullified.

“To me the pageant has not yet started. The results were rigged hence there is no way I can accept the outcome. Organisers should quickly set the dates for a re-run otherwise I am not going to surrender the title.

“Apart from this, I want to deal with adjudicators and the winner for rigging the results.  Majudge aya anokwirira mabhazi kuMbare kwandoshanda zvino ndogona kuvaita rough ikoko and uyu ahwina wekuMabvuku ndoda kutomutsika nemota (I am a rank marshal at Mbare Bus Terminus and I will easily be able to ‘deal’ with the adjudicators whenever they come to board buses there. As for the winner, I want to run him over with a car,” he threatened menacingly.

The newly-crowned Mr Ugly appeared unruffled by the threats from his predecessor.

“Masvinu should accept defeat. Anoda kungoramba achitora mukombe  oga oga sei (he wants to keep on winning, why?). He previously defeated me and now it is my turn, so be it.

“I am not worried about his threats but instead I thank God for the chance and I know there is a reason for that. I really worked hard to win and I deserve to be Mr Ugly,” said Sere who ekes out a living by practising as a clown for a fee in schools in Mabvuku and Tafara suburbs.

“This is not a new title to me.I am called Mr Ugly in Mabvuku so Masvinu should know that. I am known by virtually every child residing in Mabvuku and Tafara vanonditi huma nhanha huma,” he said.

Third-placed Sambana defended the pageant results.

“Masvinu should just accept defeat and pass on the baton. The adjudicators did their job well. Personally, I am satisfied with my third position,” said Sere.

The adjudicators — Sharlene Nyakurai, Abigirl Mataranyika and Denzel Masawi — said Sere deservedly won the title.

“We were looking at the appearance, confidence, body structure and the zeal in the contestants. All the contestants — top three — were ugly but Masvinu was overconfident and that complacency on his part failed him. He lacked the zeal,” said Masawi.

Event organiser David Machowa, better known as Apama Styles, defended the integrity of the adjudicators.

“We hired these adjudicators because we know they are the right people for the job and because of that their decision is final. We are not going for a re-run. If Masvinu is bitter he should contest again next year,” he said.

The other contestants include Vincent Piroro, Patrick Mupereki, Doctor Chikaura and Gumisai Makonese.

Comments (3)

Please on your stories next time include pictures like what other papers do. U see a headline with a picture but when open the story there is no picture. A picture says a thousand words

Gamba - 24 November 2015

Gamba daily news still has a lot to learn in terms of how they manage their on line publication. Just look at the time they update it, and like now they last updated it almost 2 days ago. i thought its possible to get on line adverts. zvondirwadza kuona Herald richiita better than daily news in this regards with all their propaganda

cremora iripi - 24 November 2015

David Machowa, thanks for the beauty of your Mr Ugly contest. Next time you hold the contest please let me know in advance. I intend to top-up the winners take by 100 USD - from my salary.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 24 November 2015

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