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Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly, first runner-up cries foul
23/11/2015 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
Unhappy ... First runner-up and former Mr Ugly William Masvinu

A FEW days after losing the Mr Ugly 2015 contest, two-time reigning champion William Masvinu, has called for a re-run accusing the judges of being biased towards the eventual winner Mison Sere.

He is arguing that if the 2015 winner came 4th in the previous edition held in 2013, what has changed today since he used the same face to compete on both occasions.  

Masvinu came 2nd in this year’s edition that was held last Friday at a local night club in Harare having won it in 2012/3.

He had early on accepted defeat saying that every dog has its day and vowed to come ‘well prepared’ in 2017.

But competition organisers David Machowa dismissed Masvinu’s allegation, saying he cannot claim monopoly to ugliness but should accept defeat and enter the 2017 edition if he will still be interested.

An angry Masvinu told NewZimbabwe.com that facial looks of old people do not change and he would have been happy to lose to someone new who has never participated in the competition.

“He came fourth when I took the 1st prize in 2013. What has changed today; how has he become uglier? This stinks. I want my top prize money.

“I am still the undisputed champion.”

Happily ugly ... 2015 Mr Ugly winner Mison Sere

Machowa insisted that Masvinu is the first runner up as what was announced by the judges and there won’t be a re-run.

“He should understand that this is a competition and you lose some and win some and on Friday he lost.

“Masvinu is someone that I have worked with in the past very well and all these years, so he must stop causing confusion.”

Second runner-up Givemore Sambana said he accepts the outcome.

“We lost. It’s a competition. I think everything was fair.”

“Masvinu should just work harder, but he should not fool himself that he will ever lay his hands on the prize again because I am also coming back stronger next year.

“I will not rest until I become Mr Ugly.

The organisers said the next Mr Ugly competition will be held in 2017 and there are plans to introduce Miss Ugly in future.

Sere won $500 with 1st runner-up Masvinu getting $100 and the second runner- up Givermore Sambana taking home $50.


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