SOME models who took part in Miss Curvy 2014 are crying foul claiming that the pageant was notA� fair. The crowning ceremony saw six models all from Harare walking with titles and this has raised eyebrows from some contestants.
Sheila Chikengezha (19) was crowned Miss Curvy 2014, Chantelle Jeradi (19) and Chengetai Mnisi (19) were crowned first and second princesses respectively.
The Peoplea��s Choice Award went to Tara Casimiro, the twins Tafadzwa and Takudzwa Mushunje were crowned the Curvy Queens.
A number of beauty queens who talked to this publication and requested anonymity for fear of victimisation claimed the selection of winners was not fair.
a�?The selection process was not free and fair. How can all the models from Harare win? There are some models that deserved the crown but they were not even recognised. Ita��s so painful to learn that after striving so hard to win the competition the judges decided to crown Harare ladies only,a�? she said.
a�?There were rumours in circulation before the pageant that the Harare ladies were going to retain the title as they had more representatives and that is what actually happened. Some of us were not even surprised that the ladies from Harare scooped all the accolades,a�? said one of the contestants.
Miss Curvy 2014 was crowned last Saturday during a glamorous ceremony which was held at Carribea Bay in Kariba.
The pageant that focuses on women with round figA�ures saw 18 curvaceous ladies taking to ramp.
For winning Miss Curvy 2014, Chikengezha became the domestic tourism ambassador for Kariba.
She and the two princesses were set to be given prizes which were not disclosed during the night of the pageant.
The pageant which was launched in 2011 seeks to celebrate African beauty through appreciating a uniquely built figure.