Against the backdrop of melodious sounds, the 18-year-old Michiru View Private Secondary School Form Four student outran the pack, flexible and glorious in assorted wearÃ¢â‚¬â€office, casual, dinner and traditional.
Although first princess Tadala Ndisale and second princess Elisha Tembo were impressive on stage, Chokani’s sheer confidence and superior height raised her grade in the eyes of judges and viewers.
“As Miss Valentine, I would like to take part in the fight against early marriages. I would like to visit various schools and youth clubs to share the dangers of this malpractice with the youth, especially girls,” said Chokani, a keen admirer of US model Tyra Banks.
Mathews Mapiko and Jones Kumwenda of Red Rose Modelling Agency were part of the beauty contest’s five judges. They said competition was stiff, but Chokani scored more points than the rest.
“The winner did everything required during such a contest; She wasn’t pretentious, but remained true and natural,” said Kumwenda after the show.
Chokani received a K30 000 shopping voucher from the uptown L. Devraj boutique and a scholarship at Midima Highway Driving School.
The beauty contest was brightened by live performances from urban music talent Diktator, Blak Jak and Deejay Lomwe.
Also in attendance was 2010 Miss Malawi Faith Chibale and reigning Miss Warm Heart of Africa Aisha Chiwaula.