Zimbabwe’s ‘ugliest man’ Wins Contest

Zimbabwe’s annual Mr Ugly contest is trending on social media after a row broke out over the winner.

Mr Sere - who walked away with $500 (£330) - celebrated his controversial victory with his family on Saturday in the capital Harare:
Mr Sere – who walked away with $500 (£330) – celebrated his controversial victory with his family on Saturday in the capital Harare:

Judges declared Mison Sere, 42, as the ugliest man in the country on Saturday, upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite William Masvinu, who had held the title since 2012.

Supporters of his main rival rejected the result, saying he was "too handsome".
Supporters of his main rival rejected the result, saying he was “too handsome”.

Mr Sere was declared the winner because of his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque facial expressions, the judges said.

However, supporters of Mr Masvinu protested, saying Mr Sere was “too handsome” to win. His ugliness wasn’t natural because it was based on missing teeth, they said.

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Source: BBC