Maison Sere Win Mr Ugly Zimbabwe

Maison Sere Win Mr Ugly Zimbabwe

Maison Sere Win Mr Ugly Zimbabwe

As anticipated, the title of Zimbabwe’s Mister Ugly for 2015 was most coveted yet in the history of the beauty contest with a twist. 42-year-old unemployed, Maison Sere was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare.

Maison Sere, who was missing several teeth and dressed in torn overalls, beat off five other contestants for the $500 Mr Ugly prize but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.William Masvinu, a three-time Mr Ugly winner who walked off with a $100 second prize this year, cried foul.

"The judges were not fair, the organisers must look for new judges to start the contest afresh. I did not lose today," Masvinu said.

William Masvinu has held the title since 2012. He still works at a market in Harare, hauling vegetables for $10 a day. He had hoped the wins would lead to advertising contracts but they haven’t materialized.

But a jubilant Maison Sere,wouldn't let the accusations mare his victory, he told journalists during a night of festivities Friday attended by 200 revellers:

Show organiser David Machowa said he created the pageant in 2012 to celebrate "beauty in ugliness".

"The show last night was very successful, and I still have plans to host Mr Ugly world," he said.

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