Malawian aspiring nurse Chiku Nkosi, who is based in California, United States of America (USA), has failed to go all the way in the Miss Jetset contest.
Nkosi joined the contest to raise funds for the fight against Covid.
The aspiring nurse, who works in labour and delivery unit as well as in neo-natal intensive care unit as unit secretary, said in a video updating people that she failed to achieve the feat of grabbing the grand prize of $50,000.
Nkosi had initially said she would donate half of the prize money to hospitals in Malawi to pay for oxygen and accessories.
“They eliminated everyone who was not first. We were second in our group and, so, didn’t go through. They chose four girls out of the remaining 32 and, unfortunately, I was not part of the four,” she said.
Nkosi, who made it to the semi-final with one foot to the final, has, meanwhile, thanked everyone who voted for her and cheered her up.
“The goal was to go through to the finals but I couldn’t. I am just humbled to have gone all the way to the semi-final stage and to have people who didn’t know me voting for me is something worth appreciating,” she said.
Despite missing out on the prize money, Nkosi with the help of her family, friends and those who donated money in voting for her will donate $4,000 towards the Covid fight.
“We will put 4,000 United States dollars together and donate it through Mr Onjezani Kenani; unfortunately, it will not be $25,000. Let us continue to help Malawi during this time,” she said.
Miss Jetset is a brainchild of Jetset magazine which is an American lifestyle magazine founded in 2006 and aimed at those with an affluent lifestyle.