Thirty-three- year-old Malawian aspiring nurse Chiku Nkosi who is based in California, United States of America (USA), is contesting in the Miss Jetset in order raise funds for the fight against Covid.
Nkosi, who works in labour and delivery unit as well as in neo-natal intensive care unit as a unit secretary, said she decided to participate in the contest because she wants to help raise money for a children’s cancer charity project as well as raise funds for Malawi to go towards Covid response.
“The organiser of the contest is a celebrity magazine and if I win this competition, I will donate half of the prize money, which is $25,000, to hospitals in Malawi to pay for oxygen and accessories, which is a very scarce commodity especially this time that we are battling Covid,” Nkosi said.
She has since made it to the semi-final with one foot to the final and has since called for support.
“In order for me to win and fulfill my wish to help in the acquisition of oxygen tanks for hospitals in Malawi, every citizen should vote for me every day until the end of the competition,” she said.
Nkosi said if she won, this would be success for all.
“So, for one to do well you need votes. We have free voting and paying and I am therefore calling upon people to use free voting, the more votes I get, the more chances of winning. I need more Malawians voting each and every day,” she said yesterday.
Nkosi said people can share the link of the contest with fellow friends on Facebook and Twitter.
According to available information, Miss Jetset is a brainchild of Jetset magazine which is an American lifestyle magazine founded in 2006, aimed at those with an affluent lifestyle.
The magazine is available as a quarterly print magazine and is distributed in private jets, private yachts, private jet terminals, yacht charters, exclusive resorts and events around the world.
The magazine runs the Miss Jetset, which is an annual competition to find Miss Jetset.
The information further says women from all over the world compete, while raising money for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, a children’s cancer charity.
However only 25 percent of the profits collected from paid votes is donated so Jetset Magazine profits 75 percent of paid votes.
Some of the winners of the contest are Becca Tepper (2015), Laura Lydall (2016), Adaliz Martinez (2017), Lara Sebastian (2018), Enea Culverson (2019) and Janeilla Burns (2020).