The second edition of Christian Queen Nigeria beauty pageants grand finale will hold on Saturday August 19. The event billed for the Excellence Hotel, Ogba is an annual pageantry organized by AFV on the platform of Esther Beauty Pageant.
The Esther beauty pageant, according to organizer is designed to project the virtues of decency, morality, discipline, intelligence and beauty divinely embedded in the female folks of age bracket 18 to 28 years.
The beauty pageant completely outlaws the use of bikini dresses and nudity is prohibited. Auditions were held in six states, Lagos, Edo, Delta, Imo, Cross-river and the FCT. With fifty beautiful damsels emerging to contest at the grand finale, winners will be chosen based on performances in their knowledge of the Bible, especially the book of Esther and Ruth. They will also be tasked on Beauty and intelligence, as well as Cat walking and various talent displays.
The maiden edition of the pageant held last year produced Queen Joy Ayozie as winner. According to the President of Asher Fleet Ventures, organizers of the pageant, Emmanuel Chukwuji, research has shown that nudity, sexual harassment, intimidation and indecency have eaten deep into the entertainment industry especially in pageantry. Nigerians and especially young girls are angry at organizers of beauty pageant for glamorizing nudity and many of them feel self-conscious about going nude as a result of beauty pageantry, therefore are never willing to be part of any beauty pageant.
Organizers say a good number of Christian young girls are taking part in this year’s edition and they cut across all denominations.