Eighteen-year-old Miss Surulere beauty queen, Vivian Nwokie, on Sunday emerged 2018 Miss Glamour Carisma, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
NAN reports that the new queen, who was selected out of 20 finalists following her outstanding outspoken and brilliant performance at the final stage, broke down as the result was announced
Speaking later, Nwokie said she did not expect to win because of the quality of competitors she met in the course of the event.
The young undergraduate, who said it was her first attempt, called for more of such contests as they would reduce idleness among youths.
“Such a contest will definitely discourage those girls who want to fly out and become hostages out of frustration, it keeps us busy with intellectual and practical skills,” she said.
The organiser of the programme, Wendy Orji, said Miss Glamour Carisma was a pageant set up by Carisma Modelling agency to empower girls irrespective of their height, shape and size.
Orji said the contest was made affordable so that young girls of any level could be part of the experience.
She said: “Having to organise such a contest is quite tasking because sponsors are not readily available and the participants must be treated nicely to achieve our aim.
“To every young girl holding back on chasing her dreams because of the thoughts on how the society would see them or if they will accept them, I say get up, wake up and chase your dreams.”
According Orji, nothing is impossible for any young lady who aspires to work and put in her best.
Reacting to the contest, some of the finalists applauded the organisers of the event, saying the experience was worthwhile.
Doris Charles, 17-year-old Miss Mushin, who bagged Miss Photogenic award, told NAN that the contest was exciting and fair enough.
“This contest afforded me an opportunity to learn more on pageantry, the judgement was fair enough, we all deserved what we got,” Charles told NAN.
Ayomide Abiodun, 21, an undergraduate, said the whole exercise was fun-filled.
Similarly, 18-year-old Anabel Desmond, an undergraduate of University of Benin, who was the second runner up, said the contest was quite educative and fun filled.
“I’ve always had passion for modelling and I was given the opportunity in Miss glamour Carisma, and I must say that we were rewarded according to what we deserved,” Desmond said.
NAN reports that the 1st runner up was Philomena James, while the 18-year-old Anabel Desmond was the 2nd Runner up at the contest, which took place at Alagbado, Lagos.
NAN also reports that the queen was splashed with N100, 000 and an automatic one year employment, while consolation prizes were given to other winners.
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