The Miss Zimbabwe pageant hit by a series of damaging scandals is being cleaned up this year.

The trust is demanding that models who will contest in this year’s contest must take an oath holding a Bible, declaring that they do not have skeletons in their closets.“Instead of having the contestants signing declaration forms, we’re going to make sure they swear under oath as they’ll also serve as the country’s ambassadors. They’ll take oaths holding a Bible upon checking in for boot camp in Harare next month,” Miss Zimbabwe Trust spokesperson, Tendai Chirau, said.

This is one of the many efforts by pageant organisers – Miss Zimbabwe Trust – to ensure they crown a Queen with integrity. The Trust has for the past two years been marred by controversy after they crowned five Queens in two reigns following a series of dethronements mainly caused by the leaking of the models’ nude pictures.

The national pageant will be held on April 16 at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course with auditions for the most beautiful woman starting in Bulawayo on Friday.

Chirau yesterday advised aspiring contestants not to waste their time as there is no room for chancers.“If you know you’ve a background that contravenes the rules stated by the Miss Zim Trust, please don’t come to the auditions. We’ve no space for chancers,” he said ahead of the Bulawayo auditions.

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