[TIMES OF ZAMBIA] NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) public relations student Namakau Kayombo at the last week outclassed eight other beauties to walk away KR15, 000 richer after being crowned Miss Nipa 2013.
In a tightly contested beauty pageant that saw Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Keziah Zulu donate KR10, 000 cash to the winner, many people could not predict the winner as every beauty impressed in their own way save for some who could not explain what the term subsidy means.
It was during the question-and-answer session in the cocktail category that many models could not explain the term subsidy, a move that rules out the term ‘being with brain’.
Brains aside, the models comprising first princess Elizabeth, Second Princess Natalia Sakala and Mwita as Miss Personality were amazing in the bikini category that was also the highlight of the event as they walked majestically in their attire much to the delight of both male and female attendees.
Introduction, Talent and Traditional were some of the other categories that determined who took over from Ruth Mukanga as Miss Nipa and contestant number seven, the humble Namakau, scooped the contest.
Afunika, Chef and Pilato were on hand to entertain the youthful audience that braved the cold on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Riding high on the trio’s collaboration in the hit song Kumwesu, a doubt moment was out of reach at the venue though the sound system was somehow not good enough for the task.
Mbaita, Wangu, Chikulu, Diana Monde and Natasha were the other finalists in the event that was organised by NIPASU with the sponsorship of EnVogue entertainment, Power FM and Simpex cosmetics.