Report: ‘Miss Zim nude pics went viral’
Miss Zimbabwe, who was due to contest the Miss World Pageant in London, has stepped down.
The Miss Zimbabwe Trust has not disclosed the reason for the resignation, but state media is alleging nude pictures of the model were posted on social media and went viral.
In a statement, the Miss Zimbabwe Trust said Miss Zimbabwe Thabiso Phiri stepped down for what it called "peculiar and personal" reasons.
The trust said Phiri's resignation is a prerequisite to both the Miss Zimbabwe and Miss World pageants, but it said no undue influence had been brought to bear on the model.
But the state-run Sunday Mail claims today that Phiri resigned after pictures, including one showing her topless went viral on social media platforms this week.
The paper is claiming the 22-year-old law student took the pictures of herself and sent them to a boyfriend, who then posted them online.
The Sunday Mail reports it has seen at least one of the pictures.