As the journey to identify Malawi’s beauty queen continues, Sunbird Capital’s Viphya Room will be the hive of activity this Saturday where organisers will choose Central Region’s representatives at the national event.
The quest to fill up a four-year vacancy in the Miss Malawi office begun in June when organisers started receiving applications for the 2016/2017 contest.
That was followed by the first auditions in Mzuzu the same month, an event that attracted hopefuls to a gruelling session before judges Wilkins Mijiga, Tadala Chihana and Blandina Khondowe.
Under the theme Beauty With A Purpose, organisers Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and Nation Publications Limited (NPL) want to find a beauty queen who will advance issues around Malawi’s population boom.
“Judges, during auditioning, will be looking for self-confidence and passion to drive this year’s theme which is addressing overpopulation.
“As such, their responses to the judges’ questions need to be relevant to the Malawi situations. The contestants will have to demonstrate creativity and imagination on different tasks,” says the project’s spokesperson Teresa Ndanga.
Interested ladies that have not yet expressed an interest, but qualify can also walk in at Capital Hotel on the day and take part in the audition.
Hopefuls should be 1.67 metres tall, aged between 18 and 26, with a minimum educational qualification of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), have a good command of English, never married before and without children.
The last stretch of auditions will take place in Blantyre on August 28, after which selected contestants will go into the last audition stage that will produce 15 finalists to contest for the crown in April next year.
This is the first time the media organisations are running the Miss Malawi pageant since the crowning of Susan Mtegha in 2012.