The organizers of Miss Nigeria beauty pageant have revealed that there will be no registration fee for the 2018 edition.
The announcement was made on Tuesday 25th September 2018, during a press conference held in Lagos.
According to the organisers, the decision to make the form free is “to prevent financial restraints on the part of young ladies who are truly deserving of the ultimate title”.
The statement released by the organisers said: “The competition is open to young ladies within the 18-25 age bracket who possess exemplary leadership qualities and can align excellently with the organisation’s mission to empower women beyond beauty.
“The organisation in its bid to bring back the essence of its establishment has highlighted six core targets that would be crucial in the selection of the ultimate winner.
“These targets — education, environment, arts & culture, health, financial management and technology.
“This year’s competition will not be business as usual as the winner will not be selected based on physical attributes alone but factors such as intellectual prowess, ability to function effectively within the six core targets.”
2013 Miss Nigeria who was recently appointed the creative director of the pageant, Ezinne Akudo, said: “We are committed to finding a young lady who defies the stereotypical perception of beauty queens as just superficial.
“Miss Nigeria 2018 must embody all the attributes of a strong female leader. She must be beautiful, socially conscious and committed to positively influencing young women across the country and continent.”
The winner of the pageant will be awarded N3 million, a luxury apartment and an automobile.
Call for entry starts September 26th and will end October 14th. To register, interested contestants are expected to visit MissNigeria.ng.