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Brawl over 'pretty' Mr Ugly winner

By AP Reporter

Published 23/11/2015

'Too handsome': Mison Sere
'Too handsome': Mison Sere

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's fourth annual 'Mister Ugly' contest - upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite and prompting rioting.

Judges chose 42-year-old Mison Sere, citing his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque facial expressions, over William Masvinu, who has held the title since 2012.

Masvinu and his supporters mobbed the judges upon hearing their decision, claiming that Sere was "too handsome" to win and his ugliness was not natural since it was based on missing teeth.

Masvinu claimed: "I am naturally ugly. He is ugly only when he opens his mouth." "Do we have to lose our teeth to win? This is cheating," shouted another contestant, Patrick Mupereki.

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