The winner of the 2015 Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant could soon be stripped of her crown after pictures online photos that allegedly show her posing nude.

Emily Kachote

Pageant officials said they were investigating Emily Kachote, 25, who won the Miss Zimbabwe pageant on Sunday, April 26, 2015 after the photos were discovered, with the Zimbabwe Trust spokesperson Tendai Chirau saying that if the allegation turn out to be true, the queen would be dethroned.

“Regulation 5 for Miss World Zimbabwe Trust, which conforms to the one stipulated by Miss World, states that professional or socially in all forms of media posing nude, being in a relationship , sexual advances towards anyone and any behavior categorized as immoral by Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and/or dethronement,” Chirau said.

“Delegates must maintain a high standard of moral and ethical behavior which in no way reflects negatively upon Miss World Zimbabwe and Miss World Trust. All the 57 models who went into the boot camp signed a form with this information saying they had never done it.”

Chirau said when they conducted the auditions across the country’s provinces, the aspiring contestants were told not to participate in the pageant if they had ever posed nude.

Kachote, who is meant to compete at this year’s Miss World finals, told Zimbabwe’s H-Metro tabloid that she had suspected “these pictures” would emerge but “it happened a long time ago.”

She referred to a date with a man, saying, “We had some drinks, and I had no control over everything that happened that night. I no longer have anything to do with the guy.”


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