Organizers of Mr and Miss Malawi Ireland have disclosed that the event will be held on Saturday, 29 July in Ireland.
One of the organizers of the show, Brian Mwenelupembe, said the long awaited show will take place at Camden Court Hotel in Dublin and it will be a red carpet event with dress code being evening wear.
According to Mwenelupembe, they decided to merge Mr Malawi and Miss Malawi pageants because they all have same goal which is to give Malawian men and women a chance to represent their country at international level.
“At first in 2013, we did the Mr Malawi Ireland and Miss Malawi Ireland separately. So this time we have decided to do it together,” he said.
Another organizer, Grace Matsuka, told Malawi24 that the competition is aimed at providing entertainment, fitness, Malawian fashion and style, knowledge and better understanding of Malawian history and culture.
“Eight young men and eight young women will compete for the crown. Apart from the crown and trophy, the top 3 winners of Mr and Miss Malawi Ireland will go home with cash prizes, one night stay at a 5 star hotel for 2, dinner for 2, with lots of consolation prizes for the next 2 next contestants,” she said.
Matsuka disclosed that the winners of the competition will represent Malawi at the International event of Mr Africa Ireland and Miss Africa Ireland 2017 to be held later in the year.
“The contestants will compete in four main challenges, namely Malawian History Challenge, Fashion and Free Style as well as Body Physical Challenge,” she said.
Malawian multi-skilled song writer, producer and singer Limbani Kalirani popularly known as Tay Grin will perform at the event.
Additional information about the event can be found at www.mrmissmalawiireland.com