The organizers of the Miss Carnival Calabar Queen Pageant has begun preparations for the crowning of the next beauty queen that would take home the coveted crown in the 2012 edition of the beauty pageant. The 2011 edition saw the emergence of Emem Udonquak, who has been the ambassador for tourism in Cross River State and as well as the face of Mothers Against Child Abandonment (MACA), an initiative of her Excellency, the wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Obioma Ledal Liyel Imoke.
The Calabar Carnival Queen Pageant (CCQ) is an annual pageant that holds in Calabar every December, a few days before Christmas.
The first runner-up will get five hundred thousand Naira (500,000) and second runner-up takes home two hundred thousand Naira (200,000).
The Carnival Calabar Beauty Pageant is part of the activities marking the annual Calabar festival which is an initiative of the Cross River State Government. The festival aims at developing the tourism potential of the state and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The sponsors for this year’s event are Vlisco, Mega Hilton hotel, Yellow Chilli, Springs Day Spa, Minds of Creation, Channel View Hotel, Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Surefoot America School and Zaron.