Emily Kachote is the second Miss Zimbabwe to lose her title for posing nude in the past two years. The 25-year-old beauty queen was stripped of her title earlier this week after naked photos of Kachote surfaced. She will no longer represent Zimbabwe at the Miss World pageant to be held in China later this year, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Contestants are required to sign an agreement which clearly stipulates contestants to the Miss Zimbabwe title have never posed naked, and will not pose in the nude once she receives the title. Contestants are also barred from “being in a relationship, [making] sexual advances towards anyone, and any behaviour categorised as immoral by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and dethronement,” according to Miss Zimbabwe Trust rules.
Turns out Emily allowed a photographer to snap her pic wearing nothing but a smile. The photos were suspected to have been released by a former spurned lover, reports online magazine New Zimbabwe.
“The Miss Zimbabwe executive board would like to inform the nation that it has resolved to dethrone Miss Emily Kachote as Miss World Zimbabwe 2015,” the Trust announced in a statement released Wednesday. Emily’s “conduct was a precise violation of rules governing the Trust,” organizers of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant said. She will be replaced by first runner up, Annie Grace Mutambu, who will represent Zimbabwe at the Miss World pageant.
The photos were taken before she entered the pageant, but quickly surfaced in tabloid newspapers only two weeks into her reign as Miss Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has a history of censoring nudity, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, when the nation cut parts of 50 Shades of Grey for being too racy. The movie was first heavily censored, then removed from theaters because no one could follow the plot since so much of the storyline had been removed.
“I was hoping the pictures would have been deleted by now since it happened a long time ago and I last spoke to the guy a year ago and I no longer have anything to do with [him] since what we had ended a long time ago,” Kachote told online magazine New Zimbabwe. “I have always suspected that these pictures would circulate but it happened a long time ago,” Kachote told tabloids. “I believe my past does not determine where I am going.”
Last year’s Miss Zimbabwe, Thabiso Phiri, lost her title after it was discovered she also posed for photos in her birthday suit.
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