"I Want to Put Us on the World Map": Student, 22, Representing Nigeria in Manhunt International Pageant Says
- Lam Chris Chidubem, Nigeria's only representative at the Manhunt International Pageant 2022, has expressed his desire to put the country on the world map again
- The 22-year-old final year student of Imo State University, Owerri, will battle it out with numerous contestants from over 57 countries to claim the top prize
- The global contest, which is in its 21st year, seeks to empower men as the search for male supermodels intensifies
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A 22-year-old final year linguistics student of Imo State University, Owerri, Lam Chris Chidubem, will be flying Nigeria's flag at the keenly contested Manhunt International Pageant 2022, which holds in Manila, the Philippines, between September 21st to October 1st.
The native of Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state became Nigeria's only entry for the contest after emerging as the winner of the national Manhunt contest that held in Lagos.
Chris hopes to make history
Unfazed with the challenge ahead of battling for the top prize of $35,000 (N14.9 million) with other contestants from over 57 countries, Chris told Legit.ng that he wants to put Nigeria on the world map again.
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The environmentalist and on-air personality said he is banking on the full support of Nigerians to remind the world that Nigeria is still the 'Giant of Africa.'
"I hope to win the contest by getting the full support of my fellow Nigerians.
"Winning this competition will be a history for Nigeria and will never be forgotten. It's going to be an opportunity to rewrite our name on the minds of people and remind them we are still the Giant Of Africa.
"I journey to put our dear country on the world map again."
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Chris becomes the second Nigerian ever to be in the global competition that seeks to empower men in its search for the world's male supermodels.
19-year-old student emerges Miss Burundi 2021
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a female student, 19, had won Miss Burundi 2021 contest.
Celebrating her feat, @AfricaStoryLive shared pictures of the beautiful lady as she made the walk on the runway and after she received her crown.
According to the Twitter page, the lady identified as Lyvia Iteka is a 3rd year student in an undisclosed university. The scholar wrote her name in her country's history books while still in school as she was crowned Miss Burundi 2021.