The Miss Swaziland organizer has decided to skip on participating on the Miss World competition. Instead, the winner will attend the American-owned Miss Universe pageant.
According to the Swazi Observer, a letter was sent by Miss Swaziland organizers to the Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture offices notifying them of the new developments.
Reigning Miss Swaziland Ayanda Dube said missing out of the Miss World contest was a “blessing in disguise” as her portfolio which she was to submit was not competitive. Ayanda is now preparing for the Miss Universe contest.
Dube also said that she is not sad for not going on to the Miss World competition in China. “Reems never really said I will take part in the Miss World contest. They only told me that I will take part in an international contest which they did not specify,” she said.
She will soon meet with Reems to discuss her participation at the Miss Universe contest. This marks the return of Swaziland to the international competition after 18 years. Its last contestant attended the pageant celebrated in Manila, Philippines, in 1994.