Friday, April 12, 2024

Thokozile Mphande is the winner of The Next Hot Zambian Model


Thokozile Slhekiwe Mphande winner of The Next Hot Zambian Model

Thokozile Mphande was announced as the winner of season 1 of The Next Hot Zambian Model. She walked away with the title and a cash prize of k20 000.

The next hot zambian model is a model search with the goal of grooming young ladies that want to be in the industry. During the duration of the show they were given knowledge and skills to succeed as models and brand ambassadors. There are so many talented young people who aspire to be models and this was an opportunity to give them a platform to shine.

One thing the show wanted to do was change the perception of the industry. There is a negative perception to modeling and they wanted to change that and showcase the positive side with the show. They wanted people to understand there is a lot of hard work and dedication that goes with modeling.

Thokozile being handed her prize of k20 000

The Next Hot Zambian Model started with 17 models, some as far as Mazabuka. These included students (some studying law, medicine, business and other courses.), entrepreneurs, some just out of school all aspiring to be models.

There were various clinics at the beginning of the competition for models to learn about being brand ambassadors, how to do the perfect catwalk, catching the perfect light in photography and personal etiquette and grooming. With these clinics the model were equipped with knowledge they need to know as they get into the industry.

Behind the scenes with contestants of the show

The models spent boot camp at longride, chilanga, which was the home base of the competition.

The 13 episode show was broadcast on Diamond TV. The finale took place at La Bottega restaurant in Lusaka. The Next Hot Zambian Model was produced by renowned media personality Alec Mugala. Dorcas Kela Hasiciimbwe (miss lumiere international Zambia 2017) as was the host of the show.

Some of the team behind the show (from left to right) Alec Mugala(producer),Agness Chiyesu , Valentine Mundea , Kaiko Muyunda ,Travis, Kela (Host and Miss Lumiere international zambia 2017) Mickley Banda (Model trainer)

It was an Incredible journey for the filled with challenges and tasks the models had to go through. The top 3 contestants were; Jane Mumba, Thokozile Mphande and Mutinta Ng’andu. Thokozile Mphande crowned the winner and presented with a k20 000 cash prize. Jane Mumba and Mutinta Ng’andu were 2nd and 1st runners up respectively. The Facebook popularity award also went to Mutinta Ng’andu.

Mutinta Ng’andu 1st runner up
Jane Mumba 2nd runner up
Host Kela Dorcas Hasiciimbwe with judges Marta Bessi , Penjani Ng’uni and Deejay prodigal son
Thokozile Slhekiwe Mphande winner


  1. That cheque bounced! Is it Twenty Thousand goats, dollars, cows, chickens or Kwacha?
    In Zambia nobody reads otherwise how can publicise such a document which is clearly wrongly written.

    • How did she even win unless there was corruption? She doesn’t have one of the most important statistics in modelling! No boobs – they are all quashed and zero height! That is a Zambian champion – how?

    • what does K mean to u? or the sum of kwacha? u cant clearly see that written on the cheque ? or u are used those one from building society??

  2. They need a professional photographer! This one seems to have been picked up from the streets. Those chaps for ma quick snaps!

  3. No this cant be……..this one the top model even her body can’t qualify to be the model

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