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Mr Ugly pageant gets uglier

Mr Ugly, William Masvinu (right)
Mr Ugly, William Masvinu (right)

Epworth-based Masvinu, who was also victorious in the same contest in 2012 and 2013, has now been replaced by Fanuel Musekiwa (61) who was the first runner-up at the pageant hosted by Isaac Mutangadura’s Ruwa-based Mtangaz Hideout last the weekend.

According to pageant organiser and founder David “Apama Styles” Machowa, Masvinu has been banned for life.

“For winning the pageant, Masvinu was supposed to be given a bull but he opted to be given $500 in cash instead.

The fact that the sponsor (Isaac Mutangadura) had to sell the bull to get the cash for Masvinu caused the payment delay but the dethroned Mr Ugly was very impatient,” said Apama Styles.

He added that: “Instead of him (Masvinu) dealing with me concerning his winning prize, he went behind my back and manhandled the sponsor.

We therefore had no choice but to dethrone him for dragging the name of the pageant into the mud.”

Apama Styles added that the decision to dethrone Masvinu was arrived at after taking into consideration the fact that he has “repeatedly exhibited” violent tendencies at the Mr Ugly pageant over the years.

“This is not the first time Masvinu has engaged in violent activities at Mr Ugly. He once threatened another former sponsor — Devine Assignments director Biggie Chinoperekwei — over the same issue and for this reason we have to part ways with him,” Mr Ugly founder said.

When the Daily News contacted Masvinu’s manager Michael Gundo, he insisted that Apama Styles converted to his own use the money meant for the dethroned Mr Ugly.

“Apama took time to give us our money. Imagine since December 3 up to now. He only paid us $100 instead of $500.

“It is not easy to parade before the whole world showcasing your ugliness and in the end getting nothing for it.

“We understand Apama got $500 from the sponsor Mutangadura but instead of giving us our money Apama chose to pocket it. Masvinu is prepared to be stripped of the title as long as he gets his prize money,” Gundo said.

He claimed that they reported the matter at Ruwa Police station in a bid to force Apama to release the prize money.

But the claims by Masvinu’s manager were rubbished by Mutangadura.

“What they are saying is not true. In fact, they were supposed to deal with Apama not me. I never gave Apama any money so how could he misuse money that I never gave him in the first place?” the Mtangaz Hideout proprietor said.

The unfolding drama at Mr Ugly won’t come as a surprise to many. The 2015 Mr Ugly pageant almost degenerated into a brawl after Masvinu refused to concede defeat to Mison Sere. He argued that Sere’s ugliness wasn’t natural since it was based on missing teeth.

He threatened to beat up the pageant’s adjudicators-Sharlene Nyakurai, Abigirl Mataranyika and Denzel Masawi — after accusing them of bias.

“That was not fair. How could he (Sere) win when he was number four the previous year?

“What has changed all of a sudden for him to win this time around?

“You made him the winner simply because of missing teeth. But does that define ugliness? Do you want me to remove some of my teeth to reclaim my position,” an agitated Masvinu said then. DailyNews

  • What can you expect?? Guavas from a mango tree??

  • Give him his money bch. Don’t mess around with an ugly dude

  • Ndiva Wezhira avo havadi mashoko vanoda kuti chawatawura ita kwete ngano,MaVhotori hadi zvekudzvinyirira

  • Masvinu “akaipa”!

  • Saka zvonyimisa mari yake here mupei . Musada kuvhara munhu apa

  • Kkkkkkkk kuda kushandisana morohwa akomana

  • Kuchemera mari yekushata zvakaoma

  • Aiakaka zve..unoda kudiii…

  • kkk, majaira masalad vana britta masalethulini vamakavhara mabenz, ava ndivana shatiricia havatani kubata munhu

  • Kkkkkk shatamaster.

  • Ha nyika ine nzara yechibunz

  • you should have put a clause which says prizes are not transfarable for cash to avoid such a standof. should have been given his bull since it was the prize

  • They must give him his money ,myb the sponsor ari kuda kumbo tenderedza is it in USA$ don’t accept eco cash

  • you should have put a clause which says prizes are not transfarable for cash to avoid such a standof. should have been given his bull since it was the prize

  • Mupei mari yake!

  • Drama

  • Ipai munhu mari yake. Zvunhu zvechi boy indava?

  • Ruma vanhu chikomana kkk

  • Kuripwa kunyangara saka kana akudya mari yacho anoti chii?Tombodya mari yekushata?

  • Iye akanonokerei anofunga kt kushata konakidza here

  • The guy won the competition and there was no point in delaying his prize money.. Why disqualify him for trying to discipline a crooked sponsor?

  • The whole competition is now a FARCE! Sei vazvonda uyu Musvinu kusvika pakudaro? I smell a rat! To the extent yekumuita frustrate

  • Typical of ugly people !!!!

  • Daddy Try

    Nhamo haisi bhoo hama dzangu, it forces you to stoop very low.

  • Realist

    STOP THIS humiliating rubbish contest
    Everyone is beautiful.
    Ugly in the eyes of who
    Am sure that if they were white or very brown like Zodwa Wabantu they would not be called ugly. If Trump was black he would be called ugly and only in Zimbabwe are such things encouraged.
    So stop it they have other talents that can give them money

    • Tindo

      Nhai nhai zvako. Sando dzako.

  • Mr ugly face kunge uri kudya sadza nenyuchi

  • Kkkk mr ugly varikuda kutoishandisa mari iyo

  • Lincoln Tinotenda ,,,, akashata nemoyo wese😂😂😂😂😋

  • Arikuda kuburner

  • mabwe

    This Apama guy should stop taking people for fools. He is humiliating people and then fail to pay them!!!

  • Tht man is not ugly at all imanza chete!

  • This man is too much same same like a stone I think some1 witched him kkkkkk

  • That’s what they always wanted .Initially they wanted to ban him from contesting in future and they find and opportunity. He can still approach the courts for his prize money

  • Oooh Masvinu was defrauded apa

  • Kubva paStage nekupihwaka twake ..aaa chaipa chii ipapa chazopfuura kuhwinha kwake nekuipa kwake ..mupei mari yake hatidi huwori