Miss Adamawa, Ehiguese Mildred Peace is the winner of the Miss Nigeria annual pageant organized by Dailytimes of Nigeria.
Apart from Miss Peace, the 1st runner-up is Miss Delta, Rita Chinedu while Miss Ogun, Tolulope Ayanfalu Mary took the 2nd Runner-Up position.
The journey to this year’s finale started in November when auditions were held in three cities – Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos, over a one-week period.
The auditions started at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on November 7 with an impressive turn out of contestants from the Northern region who showed up for a chance to become the next queen. George Okoro (photographer and Lifestyle Magazine publisher), Adama Indimi (CEO Reign by Adama Lashes), Ogugua Okonkwo (CEO Style Temple) and Andy Ogbechei (Creative Director, A-Squared Network) were the guest judges at this phase of the auditions, accompanied by Enyinne Owunwanne (CEO, Times Multimedia – organisers of the Miss Nigeria pageant).
Then the team moved to Port Harcourt on November 9 to receive contestants from the South-South/South-East region at the Echelon Heights Hotel, before heading to Lagos where the audition was held at the Times Multimedia Lagos Headquarters. A week later, the 37 semi-finalists were announced in a special Instagram Live Session, setting the stage for today’s grand finale.
Miss Nigeria was started by Daily Times Nigeria in 1957. Grace Oyelude won the maiden edition. The pageant continued to prosper until it was rocked with several scandals, the collision with military history and national turmoil, and the unfortunate decline of its parent brand, Daily Times. In 2005, Fidelis Anosike took over a decapitated Daily Times. He has since set his sights on rewriting the story of Miss Nigeria and graft in new chapters filled with hope, dignity, and value.