A beauty queen in Zimbabwe has been stripped of her crown after nude photos of her surfaced online.
Pageant organisers said reigning Miss Zimbabwe Emily Kachote would no longer represent the country in the Miss World competition in China later this year because of her “immoral behaviour.”
In a statement, Miss Zimbabwe Trust officials said the 25-year-old beauty queen violated a contract that made her swear she had never posed nude, nor would she ever if she won the competition.
Her dethroning marks the second-straight time Miss Zimbabwe has fallen to a nude photo scandal.
Last year’s winner, Thabiso Phiri, was also forced to turn in her crown and sceptre after X-rated pics surfaced.
Kachote, who works in finance, admitted the pictures were real and they were posted online by an ex-boyfriend.
They were taken before she entered the competition, she said. They leaked online last month, reportedly in a WhatsApp group, according to Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper.
Runner-up Annie Grace Mutambu will succeed her.