There was drama at a Mr Ugly contest in Zimbabwe after the second runner up accused the judges of bias.
Speaking after the announcement of the winner, William Masvinu, a three-time Mr Ugly winner who walked off with a Sh10,000 second prize this year, cried foul saying the judges are not fair and they need to be replaced.
“The judges were not fair, the organisers must look for new judges to start the contest afresh. I did not lose today,” Masvinu told AFP.
However, Maison Sere, the 42-year-old winner of the contest who walked away with Sh50,000 expressed joy at winning the crown.
“I want to thank God for winning this title, last time I came fourth. I just want to thank the judges for recognising me as the winner,” Sere told journalists.
Show organiser David Machowa said he created the pageant in 2012 to celebrate “beauty in ugliness”, AFP reports.
“The show last night was very successful, and I still have plans to host Mr Ugly world,” he said.