Blantyre-based model Aisha Chiwaula, 18, is the winner of the inaugural Miss Warm Heart of Africa 2011, which took place on Friday night (December 16) at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe.
A Business Information Systems student at Zanzibar University, Chiwaula beat twelve other contestants to win the crown and the grand prize of a BMW car.
The first princess went to Lilongwe’s Amanda Sefu, 21, while Mzuzu’s Mwaiwathu Kusakala, 20, was crowned second princess.
As winner, Chiwaula, who was also voted Miss Photogenic, won a one-year local air ticket to any place of her choice in Malawi, courtesy of Swift Airline.
She was also given a one-night in the presidential suite at the newly built magnificent Golden Peacock Hotel.
Soon after being crowned, Chiwaula told Nyasa Times: “It feels amazing to win the competition. It was a tough ride but I did my best and deserved to win”.
“I am so appreciative to all the people that voted for me,” added Chiwaula who scooped 25 percent of the general public’s votes.
She came second to Nancy Chavi, who was at the top with 27 percent of the total votes before her disqualification.
The girls paraded in dinner, casual and traditional wear before the audience and a panel of five judges who selected the best eight that included Chiwaula, Sefu, Kusakala, Jane Mandeule, Shiro Ching’ani, Elsie Gondwe, Naseera Rebello and Shinarda Maxiwell.
The other BMW car, which was meant to be won by one of the voters, went away to a Chiradzulu businessman George Fostino.
Describing herself as “adventurous” the Miss Warm Heart of Africa said she will do her best to promote tourism in the country as well as promote modelling.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :