3 September 2016 Last updated at: 6:12 AM

Road to Miss Blantyre 2016 hots up

The wait for this year’s Miss Blantyre beauty pageant is being mitigated with the passage of each day, as the distance between the present and the future continues to get shorter.

The Miss Blantyre 2016 will paint the commercial capital with beauty, style, charisma, you can name it! The red carpet event is this year getting bigger and better with the organisers already having sleepless nights in preparation for the judgement day slated for 4th November at Comesa Hall.

Chisomo Machelo

Reigning miss Blantyre Chisomo Machelo

Registration for models to take part in the fight for the crown is currently underway. All girls who are done with secondary school, residents of Blantyre, and fall in the age range of 18-25 years qualify for the contest.

It’s not just about beauty as the theme, beyond beauty, suggests. Skills in different disciplines are of great essence if the models are to increase their probability of emerging claimant to the all-important queen of Blantyre honour.

“We don’t just look for good looks, we demand something extracurricular; whether skill, qualification or talent etcetera. We would love to transform your story into motivation for youth and young adults in Blantyre and Malawi as a whole. All you can base on is purely potential,” said organisers of the pageant.

Winner for this year will bear the responsibility of motivating girls in a campaign called Every Girl Child Must Be in School. Taking into consideration the seriousness of the campaign, Blantyre City Assembly is drumming up support for the pageant.

Chisomo Machero, the current queen is in a keep Blantyre clean and green campaign, an initiative that impressed the city’s mayor Noel Chalamanda such that he offered his support in the project.

Last year’s highlights included music performance by renowned television personality Blackjack. This year music is also on the menu and artists to perform will be revealed through Malawi24, 2016 Miss Blantyre official media partner.

Journey to Comesa Hall began last week with a grand photo shoot at Malawi Sun Hotels by the poolside. Gorgeous creatures from all corners of Blantyre were part of the camera action.

The fun has just began, Malawi24 will always be there to give you updates on the red carpet occasion. For information on how to register for participation, like the Miss Blantyre page on Facebook where information has been provided.