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Riot erupts as winner of Zimbabwe’s Mister ugly contest deemed ‘Too Handsome’

Mison Sere, a 42-year-old Zimbabwean man won the country’s fourth annual Mister Ugly contest on Saturday.

Unfortunately this enraged the fan favourite and his supporters, who claimed that Sere was “too handsome.”

Mison Sere this years winner.

Mison Sere this years winner.

The judges made their decision based on Sere’s missing teeth and ability to create distorted, unpleasant facial expressions, the Guardian reported.


William Masvinu had held the title since 2012.

William Masvinu

William Masvinu the previous winner 3 times in a row.

Masvinu and his supporters were angry at the judges, claiming that Sere was “too handsome” to win and his ugliness wasn’t natural since it was based on missing teeth.

“I am naturally ugly. He is not. He is ugly only when he opens his mouth,” maintained Masvinu, gesturing at his rival.

“Do we have to lose our teeth to win? This is cheating,” shouted another contestant, Patrick Mupereki.

Sere, who won $500, dismissed the criticism.

“They should just accept that I am uglier than them,” he said. “I hope to get a TV contract. I already moved around schools performing and showcasing my ugliness so this is a chance to make it on TV.”

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