The Miss Nigeria in America (MNIA) Beauty Pageant was founded in 2014 by a lady by name ChiChi Dike-Emeson a graduate of Howard University who believed that women if given the necessary assistance can be independent.
Chichi Emeson believes that this beauty pageant can to a reasonable extent help in discovering hidden talents among young Nigeria women in the United States of America.
The beauty pageant empowers women to be bold and face the challenges of everyday life without depending on men for survival.
This competition is based not only on beauty but also on each contestant’s talent and intelligence; it is aimed at displaying the rich cultural heritage of every state in Nigeria.
The contestants are judged on their native Nigerian wear, swimsuit, talent, evening gown and interview. Each contestant is scored by the sitting panel of judges and the one with the highest score is declared the winner.
There are awards and prizes for the top winners of Miss Nigeria in America beauty pageant which is given accordingly.
NAMES OF PAST WINNERS
Miss Leslie Nwoke - 2005
Miss Alimatu Sedenu - 2014
Miss Peace Amadi - 2015
Miss Ronke Oke - 2016
Miss Tokunbo Kujore of Los Angeles, California - 2017
Miss Chidera Agude of Corona, California - 2018
Miss Michelle Chioma Nwosu of Greenbelt, Maryland - 2015
CRITERIA’S FOR CONTESTING
For you to participant in the contest, you must meet up with the requirements below:
- Should be between 18 – 28 years
- Must be a student or have graduated
- Must be a Nigerian citizen living in the United States of America
- Must be single and not pregnant
- Must be healthy, fit and respectful.
- Must be born naturally as a woman
HOW TO APPLY:
EVENT SCHEDULE: Miss Nigeria in America beauty pageant is an annual event.