Organizers of The Ms True African Queen pageant (Matofotofo) have stripped Florence Banda of her crown over a sex scandal last week weeks after winning it in style.
Miss Matofotofo has become a popular beauty pageant in Malawi because many see it as a representation of true African beauty -the heavy set or over weight women.
First princess 22-year-old Constance Kachoka has since ascended to the throne, with second princess Leah Banda, 21, succeeding her.
Chairperson of the organizing committee Wisdom Chimgwede said during a press briefing at Lilongwe Hotel, the move has been done solely to protect the integrity of the crown and that of its partners.
“The pageant has clear rules stipulating the conduct of all contestants and the winners are also expected to abide by these rules during their entire reign.
The committee thus found Ms Banda’s matter wanting and in contempt of the rules and thus resolved to de-crown her
with immediate effect, he said.
But the organizers were quick to say that the move does not in any way mean that the fallen princess was guilty of wrong doing.