Judges declared Mison Sere, 42, as the ugliest man in the country on Saturday, upsetting supporters of the crowd favourite William Masvinu, who had held the title since 2012.
Supporters of his main rival rejected the result, saying he was “too handsome”.
Mr Sere was declared the winner because of his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque facial expressions, the judges said.
However, supporters of Mr Masvinu protested, saying Mr Sere was “too handsome” to win. His ugliness wasn’t natural because it was based on missing teeth, they said.