Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly 2012, William Masvinu liked the title so much, he decided to give the competition another go this year.
And once again, Masvinu walked away with the title of the ugliest man in Harare Zimbabwe on Friday night at the City Sports Bar.
The competition which pits a group of ‘aesthetically challenged’ men against each other in a contest
to win the title of ‘Mr Ugly Harare’ was first held in 2011 and although it received a lot of criticism at the time it has since gained more popularity.
This year the participants were reportedly rewarded with overalls, safety shoes and rain coat.
The first runner up, Benny Chakanyuka also received US$100 (N16,000) while the second runner up Funny Musekiwa walked away with US$50 (N8000) and groceries.
Along with the crown and prize money, the grand prize winner also won a year’s school fees for one of his children, a prize his wife was very happy about.
Speaking to Allafrica.com about the preparation process he went for the contests, Masvinu said no preparation was needed because it all came naturally for him.
“My ugliness comes naturally to me and although I did a bit to prepare for the show, I let them do the rest,” he was quoted saying.
“A bit of choreography together with his funny clothing helped him on stage but it was all minimum effort,” his manager, Michael Gundo, said.