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Miss Blantyre pageant set for October

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The Miss Blantyre pageant is set to come back bigger in October spearheaded by a new management.

Organising Chairperson Daniel Ngwira said preparations are at an advanced stage for the pageant which almost died a natural death. The auditions for the event will be held early August.

“This year the management of the event will take a more professional approach learning from the past challenges that mainly came through due to lack of systems of governance and accountability. All portfolios in the organisation will have to account for their activities and add value to the cause” said Ngwira.

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He said the management has partnered with various business stakeholders including the City Council and Mayor to hold series of pre-event build up activities in Blantyre and a strategic sustainable campaign that should promote the girl child as a productive citizen.

He said this year’s Miss Blantyre beauty pageant will be held under the theme ‘Beyond beauty’ which aims to produce role models in the society rather than just models.

“The theme revolves around going outside the box of beauty to explore models that have extracurricular skills, talent and merits that can be worth modeling after. Stereotypes which models have suffered as being unfairly adjudged by society and thinks this year’s feat will try mending the reputation,” said Ngwira.

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He then appealed to all current and aspiring models to strive for a difference in their lives if they are to become role models and productive citizens.

The last Miss Blantyre was conducted in December 2013 whose main sponsor was United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).

Polytechnic student Nerani Nthara emerged winner with Yalenga Vinkhumbo (Chancellor College) and Samantha Williams crowned first and second princesses respectively.

Redrose Modelling Agency was running the pageant in the past years but they have now handed it to an independent team.

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