Cecilia Khofi will tomorrow night officially hand over the crown to her successor in Lilongwe.
Khofi claimed the crown in the inaugural Miss Malawi pageant after two media giants revamped after a four-year break. Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) revived the contest under the theme ‘Beauty with Purpose’.
Spokesperson for the Miss Malawi contest, Africanno Phiri, says they are set to crown a new queen tomorrow.
“Everything is set and tomorrow we are crowning a new queen,” he said.
Phiri said 15 girls will battle it out in the finals designed to be entertaining and tasteful.
“We have secured all the prizes for our winning queen as well as her princesses,” he said.
The Miss Malawi 2018 has been sponsored by Itel Malawi, Umodzi Park, Blockbuster and Poundstretcher, Malawi Website Host, Riverside Hotel, Glam and Glory, Family Planning Association of Malawi, Printer Systems and Adlib Executive Lodge.
“The main prize for the winning queen is a Nissan Tiida Latio which is already here,” said Phiri.
Apart from the vehicle, the new Miss Malawi will receive a laptop, a mobile phone and other consolation prizes with a combined value of K7 million.
The first princess will walk away with a laptop, a mobile phone and other consolation prizes.
The second princess will also take home a laptop, a mobile phone and other consolation prizes.
“We also have hampers for all the finalists and K50 000 to the top 10 girls courtesy of Glam and Glory,” said Phiri.
He said that the guest of honour will be Mary Chilima, wife to Vice-President Saulos Chilima.
Outgoing Miss Malawi Khofi described her tenure as wonderful.
“The Miss Malawi platform gave me an opportunity to reach out to my fellow youths as well as vulnerable people. It has been great,” she said.
The finalists have been drawn from all the three regions of Malawi after conducting regional contests.
Last year’s winners were Khofi as Miss Malawi, Nthanda Manduwi as first princess and Yvonne Kamanga as second princess. n