Mitchel Ihezue has been crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Nigeria, MUN, 2023 pageant, becoming Nigeria’s candidate for the upcoming 72nd Miss Universe beauty pageant in El Salvador.
Ms. Ihezue faced stiff competition, triumphing over 36 other talented contestants, each representing a Nigerian state and the nation’s capital, Abuja, to secure the coveted automatic passport to El Salvador. She represented Imo State.
The grand finale of the MUN event took place at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Sunday, September 10.
Ihezue, 26, is no stranger to the spotlight. Back in 2017, she snagged the ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)’ crown and rocked the ‘Miss World’ beauty pageant in China the same year where she placed in the top 15. She also earned the ‘Miss World Top Model’ title in 2017.
Miss Zamfara, Sectra Sede emerged as the first runner-up, earning her the title of ‘Miss Supranational Nigeria’. She will represent Nigeria at the ‘Miss Supranational’ pageant in Poland in 2024.
Miss Ekiti, Princess Agunbiade, emerged as second runner-up; Miss Nasarawa, Aisha Abubakar, clinched the award for ‘Miss Photogenic’; Miss Taraba, Precious Marcus, won the ‘Best Traditional Costume’; award and Miss Borno, Chinaza Miracle got the ‘Miss Amity’ award.
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