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Miss Fiona Amuzie Afora has won the 2010 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. She was crowned by 2009’s Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Glory Chukwu. The pageant’s first and second runners-up were Odaloni Ngozi from Niger, and Charity Chinenye from Ekiti, respectively. The pageant took place at Expo Hall in Eko Hotel and Suites in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos. Fiona Amuzie Afora will go on to compete in the 60th Miss World pageant in Vietnam this fall. Over 120 nations will participate in the pageant.
30 contestants competed for the title. Afora, who comes from Plateau, will represent Nigeria in Miss World 2010. The first runner-up is Ngozi Odaloni from Niger and the second runner-up is Chinenye Charity from Ekiti. She is a student of the University Of Jos in the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)
It was a keenly contested pageant with beauties from all over the country competing for the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the Miss World content along with other exciting prizes.
Though she won the main crown, Fiona was not the only young lady who was crowned that night. Onyeka Martina Udechukwu who represented Abuja FCT was chosen as Miss LaCasera 2010. She will receive a 1 Million Naira cash prize and the chance to be the Face of LaCasera for 12 months. Miss Ebonyi, Shalom Obi won the Face of Select Pro Cosmetics Contest and a 500,000 Naira cash prize.
Silverbird went all out in ensuring a fantastic occasion. The night’s judges included Agbani Darego (MBGN 2001 / Miss World 2001), Bryan Okwara (Mr Nigeria 2007), Omowunmi Akinnifesi (MBGN 2005 and Miss Tourism International 2005), Nadia Letova (Group Divisional Manager, Danel Nig. Ltd). The night started with a soul stopping rendition of the Nigerian National anthem by ChiDynma. After which the shows hosts IK Osakioduwa and the Beautiful Jasmine Murray-Bruce took control of the stage.
With show stopping performances from Timi Dakolo , MI, Basket Mouth and RL from Next, the audience were kept thoroughly entertained and glued to their seats for the entire night. The night also included a performance from Jeffery Daniels, former member of the group Shalamar, and former dance instructor to the late king of hip hop MJ.
It was a great event by Silverbird and a beautiful ‘queen’ was crowned. Wishing her and all the girls the best at the international pageants.
MBGN 2010 – The Winners
Miss Photogenic: Miss Taraba – Rosabel Oyaole
Miss Amity: Miss Kwara – Ruth Chinenye Chukwueke
Best Traditional Costume: Miss Delta – Onoma Osiki
The top 15 contestants of the night were:
Miss Yobe, Miss Rivers, Miss Plateau, Miss Lagos, Miss Akwa Ibom, Miss Abuja, Miss Benue, Miss Ekiti, Miss Ebonyi, Miss Edo, Miss Osun, Miss Niger, Miss Gombe, Miss Ogun and Miss Cross Rivers.
Although Miss Delta was an obvious hit with the crowd she failed to make it to the top 15.
Miss Gombe – Lynda Dunkwu
Miss Ekiti – Chinenye Charity Obiora
Miss Rivers – Nengi Warikoko – MBGN Tourism – 2nd Runner-Up
Miss Niger – Ngozi Odalonu – MBGN Universe – 1st Runner-Up
Miss Plateau – Fiona Aforma Amuzie – MBGN World – Winner
Article collated by Adjani and Tara and culled and readapted from bellanaija , linda ikeji,questionamarkmag and a host of other sites and sources ! Thanks Tara & Adjani !