Miss Culture Malawi Malumbo Mtonga has a tough task ahead of her this weekend as she seeks to make history for the country in the Miss Culture International event whose grand finale is Saturday.
Miss Culture International Chief Executive Officer Lorraine Kljajic said Thursday that, since their arrival, the contestants have been engaged in different activities.
“It’s been hectic for them. We took them outside the city for game drives today for them to appreciate some places. Contestants also had sessions. For instance yesterday (Wednesday) Malumbo was teaching fellow contestants some of the traditional dances performed in Malawi,” Lorraine said.
She said they would also go through cooking sessions to show each other some of the foods in their respective countries.
Mtonga has since said she is ready for the grand finale, which will attract over 20 contestants.
“I pray for the best and I know I will have to work very hard. I am here not as a tourist but to represent Malawi,” she said.
The winner, according to Lorraine, is expected to walk home with R100,000, Black Pal all year supply of products as well as being the ambassador.
The second and third-placed ones will pocket R50,000 and R20,000, respectively.
Meanwhile, 25-year old Sharon Sichali is expected to leave the country today through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to participate in the 2021 Miss University Africa.
Sichali confirmed Thursday that she was travelling to Abuja, Nigeria, to participate in the contest.
“I am ready and looking forward to doing well,” she said.
Miss University Africa is an annual international beauty pageant organised by Visions, Innovations and Concepts. The pageant was first held in 2010.
The last time the country participated in the contest was in 2018, when it was represented by Susan Moyo Johnson.