One of the activities that were held ahead of the ongoing Under 20
Female World Cup is the Miss World Cup Beauty Pageant. Gorgeous Miss
Jane Ogbe (former Miss International 2007), represented Nigeria and
emerged Second Runner-up at the competition.
The event was held last
Friday June 17, 2011 in Germany and had beauty queens from different
parts of the world in contention.
Tracing Jane’s career, we see a young girl who started as a video
girl, to a professional runway model for various fashion shows
including Omoyemi Akerele & Odion (2006) and Linda Ikeji’s Fashion
Her first attempt to beauty pageantry was Miss Earth
2007 where she emerged First Runner-up and crowned Miss International
2007. According to her, this competition really gave her exposure and
several opportunities like representing Nigeria at the Miss Globe
International Beauty Pageant 2007 in Albania where she got the title –
Miss Cosmopolitan and a Diplomat certificate from the Mayor of
Tropoja. She was also part of the seven contestants whose pictures
were used to represent the continents of the world in a TV advert for
Albania’s historical postal stamps.
In 2009, Jane represented Nigeria at The Queens Of the World Contest
in Berlin – an experience that re-invited her to partake at the Miss
World Cup Beauty Pageant this year. “It was quite an experience and I
thank God for the opportunity. I am privileged and honoured to
represent Nigeria and our rich cultural heritage”, she says.
Miss Ogbe is from Benue State but was born in Jos, Plateau State. She
is a graduate from Lagos State University and currently based in Abuja
where she runs a modeling agency – grooming and mentoring other young
aspiring beauty models.