This is not the best of time for the organizers of the most beautiful in Nigeria following the age falsification scandal against the 2012 winner of the most beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN),Isabella Ayuk. According to statements being spread against the beauty queen and Silverbirds Production the organizers of the competition,Isabella lied that she was 26 at the time of
MBGN contest.However, those who claimed to know her said she is 30 and her younger sister is 27 years.
First runner up,
In the rumour file sent accross social networking sites and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), the organizers were in the know of of her real age but allgedly allowed her to contest because according to them, she is dating two influential Nigerians who were well known to the Bruce family.They mentioned the name of Mr.Henry Imasehka,a multimillionaire businessman,directors of many conglomerates and close pal of former governor James Ibori. They also alleged that she is also dating Hon. Emeka Ihedioha Deputy speaker in Nigeria’s low house of parliament (House of Representatives)
However, in a swift reaction to the development, a statement was issued by the Group Vice President of Silverbird, Mr.Guy Murray Bruce.
Here is the full text of the statement as published below
“The management of Silverbird, organisers of the annual Most Beautiful
Girl in Nigeria and Africa’s longest running beauty pageant will be
sending MBGN First Runner up, Miss DIAMETTE CHARLES GRANVILLE, to
represent the country at the Miss World pageant holding in Mongolia,
China in August.
MBGN winner, Miss ISABELLA AGBO AYUK will represent
Nigeria at the Miss Universe. MBGN Second Runner up, Miss IFEOMA
UMEOKEKE will be at the Miss Tourism International holding later in the
year in China
In a signed statement, the management said the
decision was in the best interest of the beauty ambassadors, the company
and the country at large. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in the
world of beauty pageantry, Its our wish not to only raise the bar but
replicate the groundbreaking records achieved by Agbani Darego as the
first Black Africa’s Miss World 2001 as well as some past queens who
have achieved remarkable results at some renowned international pageants
in the recent past. While we seek your understanding, we also urge you
to pray for their victory at the various global beauty pageants where
they will be flying the country’s flag”.