The axing of the beauty pageant queen comes after pageant officials ruled that the woman had broken stipulations that pageant entrants must never have appeared naked.
The scandal comes after a former lover leaked photos of the woman, with Kachote at first declining to comment on the legitimacy of before relenting and acknowledging that said images were of her.
Told the beauty pageant winner when the scandal first broke out last month: ‘I have always suspected that those pictures would circulate but it happened a long time ago and I believe my past does not determine where I am going,’
Adding: ‘I was hoping the pictures would have been deleted by now since it happened a long time ago and I last spoke to the guy a year ago and I no longer have anything to do with [him]…’
‘I have always suspected that those pictures would circulate, but it happened a long time ago, and I believe my past does not determine where I am going,’
In making their final decision after initial pleas for restraint, the Miss Zimbabwe pageant board said Emily Kachote ‘violated the rules and regulations governing the pageant.’
Adding: ‘Winners of the Miss World Zimbabwe beauty pageant whether a title holder or runner-up must not have posed nude professionally or socially in all forms of media,’
‘Being in a relationship, sexual advances to anyone and any behavior categorised as immoral by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust is grounds for instant disqualification and dethronement.’
According to News 24, the disqualification will be welcomed in some quarters by Miss Zimbabwe watchers who branded the model ‘too ugly’ to hold the title.
The board said Kachote will be replaced by runner-up Grace Mutambu, who will represent Zimbabwe at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China in December.