The age limit for Nigeria’s premiere pageant, the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria, has been reduced from 26 to 23.
The age limit for the pageant since its inception in the 80s had been 18-26. In fact,the current queen Isabella Ayuk won the pageant last year at the age of 25. But now, the age limit is set at 18-23.
The reason for the change in age limit may not be unconnected with the fact that the age limit for Miss World is 25, and the winner of the MBGN pageant goes on to represent the country on the world stage. The pageant organizers Silverbird Entertainment must have their reasons for reducing the age limit of contestants progressing with the crown.