The are countless beauty pageant contests around the world where many charming beauties and intelligent contestants compete to show what they have got. But this time in Zimbabwe it is a show for the hatch looking men with the appellation “Mr Ugly” and somany men want to compete in the infamous competition that the organisers are being forced to hold three semi-finals.
About two months ago, it was reported that just 13 people had registered to take part in the competition to crown Zimbabwe’s most aesthetically-challenged man.
But now there are 36 would-be “Mr Uglies”, forcing the organisers into the happy position of having to whittle down the competitors before they can stage the much-awaited finals, Newsday reports.
“We were left with no choice but to conduct semi-finals so that we can have a small number for the finals,” the paper quoted David Machowa as saying.
In a country where beauty pageants are common, Machowa organises what has arguably become the best known of them all.
Mr Ugly was set up in 2011 and has been held in the capital three times since.
The winner in the last two contests was William Masvinu, a market porter whose face has now become something of a brand. Masvinu, 41, says his looks are a gift from God.