Wednesday, 20 June 2012
MISS BIG AND BEAUTIFUL 2011
The Miss Big and Beautiful beauty pageant held on Sunday, April 1, 2012,and was awarded a car and cash prizes to the winners of the 5th edition of the pageant. The prizes were given to the winner, Chibuogwu Adaobi Promise from Anambra State, a pharmacist and a graduate of Madona University. Others are the 1st and 2nd runners-up, Lovina C.Nwankwo and Tracy Edwin, respectively. The event will take place at Marble Field Hotel and Event Centre, 35 Seinde Carlisto Crescent, off Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Oshodi, Lagos.
According to the CEO, Miss Big and Beautiful Beauty Pageant, Ambassador Austin Godswill Enehizena, a creative mind is a terrible thing to waste whether one is fat or not. “ Over the years, we have been made to accept the fact that you have to be slim to be crowned a beauty queen, but the question is, what will happen to those who aspire to enjoy this opportunity but are plus size? Ge-Swill Global Investment Ltd the Sole Custodian of The Big and Beautiful Pageant Show Project has been able to make a statement that you can also be big and be crowned a queen.
That is why we came together to create the Big and Beautiful Pageant show, which is a yearly event that helps plus size ladies to showcase and achieve their dreams irrespective of age or tribe. Due to research made, we realized that most plus size ladies lack confidence, feel inferior and do not appreciate their robust nature, which is the true representation of a beautiful African woman. Basically, the pageant show stands to orientate the plus size to be proud of who they are.”
Speaking on the process of selecting the contestants, Ambassador Enehizena said that the zoning process gives room for the enhancement of cross ethnic interactions, bonding diverse cultures in Nigeria. “A creative mind is a terrible thing to waste whether you are orobo or not. this was what I saw that made me create this pageant. We also have judges of integrity who determine the winner by their performances. We hope to make The Big and Beautiful event a TV reality show some day and we hope for sponsors too.”
Miss Big and Beautiful with Nollywood Actress Maureen Solomon