Joyce Mphande, a 20 year old girl from Lilongwe is 2009 Miss Malawi. Joyce Mphande holds a Diploma in Insurance. She will represent Malawi at the 2009 Miss World Competition which will be held in Johanesbourg, South Africa where the current reigning Miss World Ksenia Sukhinova(Russia) will crown her successor. At the Miss World Pageant,The new Miss Malawi will face strong competition from other African pageants like Miss Ghana Yvette Nsiah (Pictured).
Miss Malawi Joyce Mphande receiced: K150,000($1,000)
Karen Chimkwita, the First Princess received K100,000 ($660)
Yvonne Nkhata, the Second Princess received K50,000($330)
Other contestants for the top spot included Tamara Chitanda and Dilia Kamzati.
Joyce Mphande was crowned by 2008 Miss Malawi; Perth Msiska who decided to join politics. Perth Msiska was inspired by Alaskan beauty queen turned politician Sarah Palin.
The Miss Malawi event took place at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe and the evening's entertainment was dished by Malawian politician/musician Billy Kaunda, Lilongwe's popular musician Annie Matumbi, and RnB singer Dan Lufani among others.
Miss Malawi 2009 Joyce Mphande was preceded by Perth Msiska (Miss Malawi 2008 Click here for picture)
By Chimwemwe T. in Lilongwe for Mmalawi Blog
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