Pretty-looking Brenda Evbodaghe, graduate of Mass Communications from Covenant University, was crowned the beauty queen at the Bold and Beautiful pageant organised by national telecoms operator, Globacom over the weekend.
Evbodaghe, 21 and currently a youth corps member posted to Lagos beat other equally beautiful ladies to the crown at the Lagos Orientation Camp in Iyana Ipaja, venue of the pageant organized as part of activities to welcome the Batch ‘A’ corps members.
Miss Evbodaghe outperformed other beauties by her confidence, poise and quick wit. They include Business Administration graduate from Babcock University, Iwuese Oluchi Precious, who was first runner-up and won a Samsung Duos with 4.5 Gb data and 5,000 airtime, while Judith Nze, a Biomedical Science graduate from the University of Wolverhampton, England placed third, winning a Samsung Duos.
The well attended event was anchored by accomplished stand-up comic, Gbenga Adeyinka, who was in his element treating the guests to rib-cracking jokes. His performance was part of the high points of the evening.
The excitement the celebrated anchor created with his opening routine was sustained by Glo ambassador and rave-of-the-moment musician, Burna Boy. His performance was also superlative, getting nearly every member of the audience on their feet and dancing.
The highest point of the night was the beauty pageant, christened, Miss Bold and Beautiful. All the ladies who had applied to be part of the competition and previously screened were invited to exhibit their stuff.
The contestants appeared on stage in three costumes: Full NYSC Corps regalia, evening gown and native wears. They danced in well-choreographed steps and later appeared on stage after the dance routines to answer a few questions from the anchors. Their poise, splendor, intellectual depth and elegance showcased Nigeria’s abundant talents.
In the end, Brenda was declared winner by a unanimous decision from the judges comprising Glo ambassadors Bez, Ego Ogbaru and other NYSC Camp officials. She won an iPhone 6 with 4.5 GB data and 5,000 worth of Glo Airtime.
The pageant winner in her reaction said, “I feel so happy winning this contest. I never expected to emerge winner. It’s a very happy moment for me. This crown, I’m sure will spur me into giving my best during the service year. I will use this as a springboard to achieve my dream in the wider society.”
Other interesting performances of the evening included one by Chuddy K, a Nigerian hip hop sensation. He sent the audience wild with the performance of his hit ‘Gaga Crazy’.
A youth corps member, Ifeanyi Solomon from the University of Abuja had also replicated the Michael Jackson’s electrifying dance steps precisely like the late global music icon would have, sending the crowd into an ecstatic applause.