A year after her predecessor quit over a similar scandal, Miss Zimbabwe 2015 could be stripped of her crown over online photos that allegedly show her posing nu*de.
Pageant officials said they were investigating Emily Kachote, 25, who won the Miss Zimbabwe pageant on April 26th, 2015 after the photos surfaced on the Web.
Miss Zimbabwe Trust spokesperson Tendai Chirau recently said they were conducting investigations into the allegations, but indicated that if the allegations were proved true, the queen would be dethroned.
“Regulation 5 for Miss World Zimbabwe Trust, which conforms to the one stipulated by Miss World, states that professional or socially in all forms of media posing nude, being in a relationship , sexual advances towards anyone and any behavior categorized as immoral by Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and/or dethronement,” Chirau said.
“Delegates must maintain a high standard of moral and ethical behavior which in no way reflects negatively upon Miss World Zimbabwe and Miss World Trust. All the 57 models who went into the boot camp signed a form with this information saying they had never done it.”
Chirau said when they conducted the auditions across the country’s provinces, the aspiring contestants were told not to participate in the pageant if they had ever posed nude.
Kachote, who would compete at this year’s Miss World finals, told Zimbabwe’s H-Metro tabloid that she had suspected “these pictures” would emerge but “it happened a long time ago.”
She referred to a date with a man, saying, “We had some drinks, and I had no control over everything that happened that night. I no longer have anything to do with the guy.”