Malawians in South Africa hold beauty pageant

Malawians living in South Africa have introduced their own beauty contest in the rainbow country, called Miss Malawi SA, with the first beauty queen to be crowned this October.

The beauty pageant is being hosted by an association of Malawians and Friends in South Africa (MAFSA).

According to MAFSA, the objective of the competition is to use beauty to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate girls and children in Malawi.

Beauty goes for contest
Beauty goes for contest

“Our objectives in holding this beauty pageant is to give young Malawian girls an opportunity to give something back to their country by using their God given gift of beauty to help less fortunate girls and children living hopeless lives,” says MAFSA on its website.

“It is also aimed at promoting international peace and friendly relation between nations,” further says the association, which is headquartered in Johannesburg.

The pageant is open to female citizens resident in South Africa, Malawi as a country of origin or born in SA with at least one Malawian parent. They must also be in possession of a valid Malawian ID or passport.

Among the number of prerequisites which are on the website, applicants must also be aged between 18 and 30 years or should be within the specified age limit by the day of the final pageant.

Registration for the pageant is underway and entry forms are currently available for download on the Miss Malawi SA website. According to the organizers, the forms will also be available at the Malawi High Commission and Consulate Offices.

The winner of the Miss Malawi SA will be a goodwill ambassador promoting Malawi and Malawian culture on the international stage in public appearances and front humanitarian causes that affect the Malawian people around South Africa and the world.

She will also be expected to participate in fundraising activities and be a major spokesperson on HIV/Aids awareness, the sexual exploitation of children and women rights issues.

Miss Malawi SA shall also be aligned closely to uplift Malawi’s tourism sector by taking initiatives and lobbying those who wish to visit Malawi.

“Malawi with its friendly and peaceful people can become one of the top tourist’s destinations in the world. Miss Malawi SA seeks to promote tourism in Malawi,” says the MAFSA.

Miss Malawi SA is also expected to be involved in charity work, promoting Malawi cultural values in terms of dressing, food and involved programs which shall be typical Malawian.

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