[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki]
The 2021 edition of Nsukka beauty pageant is set to commence.
The Chief Executive Officer, OCOWorld Ltd, and Mr. Celestine Okwudili and sponsor of the event, disclosed this while briefing Journalists in Enugu on Tuesday.
He said the winner of Nsukka Most Beautiful Girl in 2021 would win the star prize of a brand new Toyota Spider car and one week paid trip to Dubai.
He said the event was aimed at promoting Nsukka cultural values, showcase beautiful and intelligent Nsukka girls to the world.
“Through this contest we showcase beautiful and intelligent girls from Enugu North Senatorial District known as Nsukka Most Beautiful Girl to the world.
“This contest also helps to give girls in the district the courage, empowerment and boldness to compete with their peers globally.
“Every year, we look out for a girl who is not only beautiful and intelligent but also one who will serve as a role model for other girls in Enugu North Senatorial District,” he said.
He said the last year winner would hand over to the new queen that is expected to emerge on December 28, 202.
He disclosed that the last winner of the contest went home with a new Toyota Matrix car, first and second runners up received N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.
“This year, the prize for the queen has been upgraded to a brand new Toyota Spider car and one week paid trip to Dubai while prizes for first and second runners up remain the same.
“OCOWorld starts preparations for the contest every year early so as to avoid any form of rush as well as ensue a level playing ground for contestants in all activities that will climax to grand finale on Dec 28,” he said.
The CEO said the theme of Nsukka 2021 Beauty contest is “Beauty Beyond the Eyes”, adding that the contest as usual was open for all girls who are indigenes or residents of Enugu North district between the age of 16-30.
“Nsukka, Igboeze-South, Igboeze-North, Igboetiti, Udenu and Uzowani are the 6 Local Government Areas that make up Enugu North senatorial district,
“Parents should allow their daughters who are interested to contest as the contest is transparent,” he explained.
Speaking Mr. Ezekiel Anyanso, the Event Manager of OCOworld assured that judges would be fair to all contestants as all the judges that would screen and assess contestants would be men and women of integrity with good track records.