By Ismail Abdulaziz
The top 18 finalists for the 2021 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant have been unveiled as the organisation prepares to crown the 44th beauty queen.
The unveiling cocktail took place at the KIA Showroom in Victoria Island Lagos, and had representatives of the press, corporate Nigeria, and members of the entertainment industry such as Osas Ighodaro, Uti Nwachukwu, Denrele Edun, Alex Unusual, Anto Lecky, Dianne Russet, Mike Edwards, IK Onyema in attendance.
The guests were treated to sumptuous nibbles and champagne at the showroom amid lots of fun, glitz and glamour.
The 18 finalists had an interactive session with the guests and members of the press where they shared their goals, aspirations and plans if they emerged victoriously and won the prestigious Miss Nigeria title.
The guests commended the efforts of the organisation in maintaining the quality of queens that have been produced by the organisation since inception.
The guests were impressed with the excellent crop of finalists who were articulate and precise about their mission to use the Miss Nigeria organisation in empowering their nation and women beyond beauty.
Speaking about the unveiling cocktail and the selection of the 18 finalists, Miss Nigeria’s current Creative Director who is a former Miss Nigeria 2013, Ezinne Akudo, revealed that “this year’s selection has been quite tasking because of the sheer volume of entries.
“However, it has been very rewarding. Beyond their looks, every single one of these incredible ladies brings something unique to the table and we can’t wait to see which of them wears the crown as the 44th Miss Nigeria.”
Miss Nigeria, formed in 1957 with the motto, “Empowering Women Beyond Beauty’’ is an annual beauty pageant competition that showcases the positive attributes of Nigerian women.
The winner portrays exemplary qualities and serves as a role model for young women in the country.
The grand finale of the 44th Miss Nigeria pageant will be held on Dec. 17, at the Landmark Convention Centre, with the winner walking away with N10 million, a brand new car, 1-year residency in a luxury apartment, and lucrative brand ambassadorship opportunities.(NAN)