Newly married Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has been selected as one of the judges of a new beauty pageant with an international touch, the Miss Grand Nigeria (MGN).
Tonto Dikeh won the Most Fashionable and Most Beautiful Celebrity Star award at the 2013 Lagos Fashion Award. Others on the judges list are Olisa Adibua media consultant and On Air Personality, Shola Balogun CEO Shola studios, Shyam Sundryani National Manager Power House, Kiss Mix and Miss Loveth Ajufor pageant director, ex-beauty queen and etiquette coach of the pageant.
Meanwhile, after a fierce pre pageant screening which was held on September 1, 2015, 15 bevies of beauties was picked as the official delegates to the 2015 pageant which is also the maiden edition of the pageant in Nigeria.
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The contestants are expected to hit camp today, September 9. They will be camping at the Orchid hotels in Lekki, Lagos.
The winner of MGN 2015 is expected to fly Nigeria's flag in the world finals of Miss Grand International that will be holding later in the year
The organisers are putting everything to crown Nigeria's finest as queen as we are determined to win the world title.
However, MGN National Pageant Director Loveth Ajufoh said that she has received the gorgeous crowns, trophies, sashes and other paraphernalia of office for the new queen and the runners up, they arrived Nigeria from the United States where they were designed and hand crafted last week.
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According to the Ajufoh:
“The era of a Nigerian Queen wearing a baby tiara is over; the runners are also queens and will be duly crowned as well. The precious stone crested crowns will be unveiled in a brief ceremony in camp.”
MGN which is Nigeria's newest beauty pageant with an international crown will hold on Friday, September 11, at Orchid hotels and event center. Online voting has since commenced on the pageant website, http://www.missgrandnigeria.net/peoples-choice-queen/miss-gran-nigeria-2015-the-peoples-choice-award-online-voting.
Ajufoh was a former Miss Unilag (2009) and World Miss University Nigeria (2010). She beats other notable Nigerians to win the franchise to host the Miss Grand Nigeria beauty pageant.
Ajufoh’s company QLA Nigeria limited secured the franchise of the Nigerian version of the pageant from Miss Grand International, President, Nawat Itsaragrisil.