The 2023 edition of Miss Universe Nigeria has officially begun as thirty-seven contestants have been selected to compete for Miss Universe Nigeria 2023 crown. The physical screening was held last Friday at Silverbird Galleria in Abuja.
Miss Universe Nigeria is a standalone pageant this year, a spin-off from MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria).
The winner will succeed Miss Universe Nigeria 2022 Hannah Iribhogbe.
The panel of jury responsible for selecting for the delegates included award-winning international journalist and TV host Keturah King; entrepreneur and public speaker Kiki Chiori; and an award-winning presenter, host, digital and media strategist Bridget Chigbufue.
The thirty-seven delegates competing for Miss Universe Nigeria 2023 are Roseline Okenwa, Aisha Taalia Ali, Favour John, Freda-Ann Eko, Paula Ezendu, Oluchi Ugwu, Boma Dokubo, Doris Eyisi, Chinaza Miracle, Louisa Jacob-Duke, Joy Agiagiah, Chimamaka Immaculate Ali, Cassandra Avan, Princess Agunbiade, Chidinma Chijioke, Chibuzor Chijioke, Ugochi Ihezue, Perpetual Ukadike, Silvia Ifebueme, Violet Ejiata, Cynthia Okoro, Anu Toluhi, Rachel Ojeba, Aminat Bello, Tofe Olagoke, Nana Aisha Abubakar, Princess Harnet Eweka, Olashubomi Balogun, Inem Shina, Funmilola Oluwatovin, Stephanie Okonkwo, Sharon Chinaka, Nyekachi Douglas, Joy Oranezi, Precious Marcus Chinah, Doris Okafor and Sectra Okundaye.
The winner will represent Nigeria at Miss Universe 2023, the 72nd edition of Miss Universe, to be held in El Salvador on 18th November 2023 where Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.