Models accuse pageant organiser

Miss Zimbabwe Mashonaland West Second Princess, Letwin Muropa (19), has castigated the provincial beauty pageant license holder for failing to pay models since last year.

Letwin Muropa claims that she never received her prize money.
Letwin Muropa claims that she never received her prize money.

“We were promised that we would receive $500, $300 and $200, for the Queen, First Princess and Second Princess, respectively, but until now we haven’t been paid,’’ she told The Zimbabwean.

“I am really ashamed to call myself a princess because the organizer failed to keep her promise to pay us. Instead, she rushed to splash our names in national newspaper claiming that we had been paid. The other provinces have received their money,” she added.

Muropa said she had since dropped out of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant since she could not afford to buy clothes and other items.

Another finalist who refused to be named said the organizer, Pamela Rusere, had promised to pay them on several occasions, but never had. But Rusere, by sms, insisted that the girls received their money and vouchers. “Letwin dropped out and never communicated with us even though we sent her several messages. You have been misinformed,” she said.

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