South African, Simon Mpuyazi, becomes the first to be crowned Mr.Ugly in the country after the Mr. Ugly pageant was held for the first time in South Africa by a former judge David Ntashangase in Zimbabwe according to a report by Times Live.
There were nine participants competing for the grand prize of 1000 rands (around 70 dollars) while the runner up walked away with half the amount.
‘Ugly and fat people are among the most discriminated against people. You always get beautiful people competing and no one gives ugly people a chance to showcase themselves. Every human was crafted with the same hand of creation’, said Ntshangase, who claims that he’s not handsome himself and can relate to the entrants
David Ntashangase and organisers of the unique and highly-publicised Mr Ugly Zimbabwe pageant have launched the inaugural Mr Ugly Africa and Mr Ugly World at a Harare restaurant.
Mr Ugly Africa pageant will happen next in Johannesburg, South Africa between November and December this year while Mr Ugly World will be in Zimbabwe next year.