Zimbabwe

I never posed for any nude pictures: former Miss Zim

2015-06-15 14:50
(Bobby The Brand via Twitter)

(Bobby The Brand via Twitter)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare - The former Miss Zimbabwe hinted on Monday that she may take legal action to protest against the unceremonious way she was stripped of her title.

Emily Kachote, 25, was told last week she could no longer represent the country as Miss Zimbabwe after nude pictures of her emerged. 

The rules of the pageant insist that all models taking part must never have posed naked.

The model was described as "ugly" by some Zimbabweans soon after she was named Miss Zimbabwe in April.

But she isn't going down without a fight.

"I've never posed for any nude or indecent picture in my life," she wrote on Facebook on Monday. 

Her argument appears to hinge on whether she actually "posed" for the contentious photos, which were allegedly leaked by a former partner, or whether the pictures were taken without her consent. 

According to the Sunday Mail, Kachote maintains she did not consent to the pictures being taken and therefore did not "pose" for nude photos.

"What happened, I'm not proud of it, but I'm not ashamed of it either," she was quoted as saying. 

A day after she was told she was being stripped of her title, Kachote said she was "waiting for [my] attorney" and would hold a press conference soon. 

Unconfirmed reports say she has refused to hand back her tiara and insists she is still Miss Zimbabwe.

Some Zimbabweans have been critical of Kachote. They include pageant organisers Miss Zimbabwe Trust, which allegedly accused her of being "reckless, a drunk and a liar", according to state media.

But others have defended her.

Writer Tino Hondo tweeted: "Am angry at the firing of Miss Zimbabwe not only coz she dark like me but this rule that Miss Zims hev to be 'moral' has to go."

She said: "Moral women do drink beer and have sex."

Kachote is not the first Miss Zimbabwe to lose her title over nude pictures. Last year's winner Thabiso Phiri lost her crown over similar allegations. The Miss Zimbabwe Trust insists she resigned voluntarily.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.