By Niyi Tabiti/Gistmaster.com
The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2011 contest ended few minutes ago as Sylvia Nduka was announced winner of the crown.
Sylvia represented Taraba State at the beauty Peagent. Sophie Gemel,Miss Bayelsa won the first runner up position.
Miss Enugu, Lagos and Gombe won the 2nd, third and fourth runner up positions respectively.
The event was held at the New Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, the traditional home of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Beauty contest.
The contestants were judged based on their look, their carriage, their lifestyle in camp, votes from the public and judgment of the panel of judges. Their swim suit and evening gown segment brought a lot of people to their edge of their seats as they hailed contestants of their choice ceaselessly.
After the last outing of the 34 contestants in evening gowns, various awards and prizes were announced.
Miss Photogenic went to Miss Ondo
Miss Amity- the most ambiable and friendly contestant (voted by the contestants)-Miss Ebonyi
Best Traditional custume- Miss Taraba
MGBN Model-Miss Kogi
Face of select pro- Miss Abia
Miss Adamawa won Miss Lacasera
Top 15 contestants were also announced shortly after.
The lucky ones who made it in this category are Miss Kano, Katsina,Lagos,Delta,Ondo, Ebonyi,Enugu,Bayelsa,Osun,Ogun, Taraba,Miss Kogi,Anambra and Miss Niger,Gombe. The audience and the MBGN contestants took a deep breathe as Mitchel Dede and her co- presenter went on to announce the top 5.
Luckily, Miss Taraba,Miss Lagos, Gombe,Enugu,Miss Bayelsa made it to the final list. Miss Taraba was later announced as the winner. She won N3 million Naira cash prize amongst other fringe benefits.
JUDGES MBGN 2011
The judges at this year’s edition are include Susan Peters a stylish Nollywood actress, Bankole Animashaun, a Director with Classic Beverage makers of Lacasera,George Uboh, a top executive with a security company,Caline Chauogury of the billionaire Chauogury and Chauogury family. She holds a top position in Eko Hotel(where the family huge business interest),Prince Tonye Princewill, a business man-river drill Group,Femi Solebo,Rita Arati and Nike Adegoke, Regional manager, Lufthansa German Airlines and Guy Murray Bruce representing the Silverbird group.
BETWEEN SILVERBIRD AND STYLE EDITORS
This 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) was largely boycotted by style editors from major newspapers and magazines, due to what they termed ‘attitude’ problem of the organizers.
Most style writers who spoke to Gistmaster.com blamed the organizers for non availability of invitation cards. Most of them said they were not invited.
A female reporter with an international media organization said ” We have tried in our little way in promoting the contest in the past. Many thanks to Amadi Ogbonaiya of Vanguard who made sure that press tags were readily available. But now, sorry, Silverbird did not even want to make the style people attend so as to block their loopholes”