Miss Boro Woying Kari, an undergraduate from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has been named the winner of this year’s edition of the Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural Pageant competition, held at Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Miss Kari triumphed over 22 others who were contesting for the crown and went home with a brand new car. She was also rewarded with a chance to be trained on capacity building, training programs, skill acquisition among others
During her speech, Kari who hails from Bayelsa State thanked the organizers for giving her the opportunity to contest for the crown and promised that she will use her position as the Miss Niger Delta Young Ambassador for Peace and Development positively, for the development of the area.
Commenting on the purpose of the event the organizers said, “The Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant is not all about socialism for crowning beauty queens but a significant event focused at discovering and supporting female youths of Niger Delta to be hardworking as well as supporting to train them to become self-reliant and economically empowered.”
“The Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural pageant is organized yearly to promote love, tourism, socio-cultural integration, peace, positive engagement of female youths in the region, talent development and sustainable development.”
Other winners at the 18th edition of the competition include; Miss Elisabeth Ebi(Miss Niger Delta Tourism and Cultural Heritage), Miss Blessing Ajini(Miss Niger Delta Beauty for Environment), Miss Freda Fred Bruce(Miss Niger Delta Diaspora) and Miss Temple Odogwu(Miss Niger Delta Ethics and Youth Re-orientation).
Tim Godfrey, The Soundforce Band, Mr. 2K., One Da Banton, Lady IB, DJ Moonlight, Kessy Drills among others were all there to entertain the guest.
According to organizers, the first edition of the pageant which was held in 1999 has gone to produce 18 beauty queens since inception.
Top personalities who graced the event included Mrs Anna Brambaifa, wife of Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Director Youths, Sports, Culture and Women Affairs NDDC and Charles Odili, Director Corporate Affairs NDDC, Special Assistant, Youth to the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other top politicians among others.