18 Finalists Emerge For Grand Finale Of Miss Nigeria 2018
18 ladies have been shortlisted as the finalists for the grand finale of the Miss Nigeria 2018 scheduled to hold on November 25, at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites.
The ladies were unveiled on Monday, November 12, at an event that took place at the 7 Square Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos state.
The project coordinator of Miss Nigeria 2018, Chioma Nwigwe, while speaking on the selection process, said:
“This year’s selection though gruelling has been very rewarding. Beyond their looks, every single one of these incredible ladies brings something unique to the table and we can’t wait to see which of them wins the crown”.
The 18 finalists were picked from 40 contestants who were pre-selected from the auditions held nationwide in Lagos (West), Owerri (East) and Abuja (North) in October.
Bear in mind that the organisers had earlier said that the 2018 winner will not be chosen based on physical attributes alone.
“We are committed to finding a young lady who defies the stereotypical perception of beauty queens as just superficial,” the creative director of Miss Nigeria, Ezinne Akudo- Anyaoha, who won the Miss Nigeria pageant in 2013, had said during a media interview.
“Miss Nigeria 2018 must embody all the attributes of a strong female leader. She must be beautiful, socially conscious and committed to positively influencing young women across the country and continent.”
While announcing the cancellation of the registration fee for the 2018 pageant, the organisers had also said that the competition is open to ladies between 18-25 years old with ”exemplary leadership qualities”.
”They must also be able to align excellently with the organisation’s mission to empower women beyond beauty.
”In addition, six core targets would be crucial in the selection of the ultimate winner of its prestigious title this year.
”They include Education, Environment, Arts & Culture, Health, Financial Management and Technology.”