The new Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Chipo Mandiudza has been dethroned after her n_des leaked.
She lasted two days as Zimbabwe’s Miss Tourism.
“It is with humility and regret that I step down and cede my reign as Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2021. The past two days have been both a win and lesson for me. I thank you for the honour that had been bestowed upon me but I am stepping down because of bad publicity that I feel will further hinder both the MYZ brand and mine, therefore I apologise to the organisers and Zimbabwe at large, for the inconvenience caused. As I step down, I will continue focusing on my studies as a marketing management student and my modelling career,” said Chipo in a letter.
Chipo is a second year student at Lupane State University.
But according to the model’s manager Godwill Tasunga there were no n_de pictures but screen grabs from a raunchy display on Instagram Live by Chipo.
“We would like to nullify the false n_de picture allegations because there are no n_de pictures of Miss Chipo Mandiudza. Miss Chipo Mandiudza was cornered and manipulated into writing a resignation letter, a protective stunt to the license.
ON Tuesday 19 October, Chipo Mandiudza was crowned as Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) 2021.
Her crowning was not accompanied by the usual fanfare that is usually the hallmark of past coronations.
This on its own, caused a flutter amongst those with an interest in the crown.
How had Mandiudza been chosen, some detractors quipped, after all, they had never seen her walk the ramp.
The organisers were quick to fire back. This was a coronation taking place in a year in which, only a few months earlier, a pandemic had grounded the whole nation, with most events cancelled or postponed.