Nigeria’s most beautiful girl pledges to fight child trafficking, forced labour

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LAGOS – Miss Iheoma Nnadi, ’s most beautiful girl, said Thursday she would her crown to the fight against the social vices prevalent in the country.

Nnadi, 19, won the just concluded 2014 beauty pageant held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

She told the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos she would her crown to motivate young girls of her age to the fight against sexual exploitation, hawking, and street begging in the country.

Nnadi, who hails Imo, represented Akwa at the pageant, where she beat 29 other contestants to the beauty crown.

’m going to start my pet project as soon as can—which is Trafficking.

“Let’s try and beat down trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation, hawking, begging the street children; let’s try and eliminate all of .


“So, that’s definitely what would like to start my crown and then ’d like to have seminars where can encourage other girls, who are young as well and want to be in a pageant but just don’t have enough confidence to.

“So, a motivational talk would be good with girls my age. ’m going to attach to a foundation; starting my own foundation, no. But attach to another foundation, that have already started; to it stronger would be better.“

Nnadi, who is a student in , also disclosed her plan to a year away school to fulfill the obligations of her crown as the Most Beautiful Girl in 2014.

The pageant, which is organised annually by Ben Murray-Bruce’s Silverbird Group, was the 27th edition of the contest.

The winner usually goes on to represent Nigeria at the beauty contest. (NAN)