Name: HRM. Queen Jennifer Ekeh (Winner ADA AWGU 2018)
Town:Amoli, Awgu LGA, Enugu state
School: University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
Discipline: Medical Lab Science
Statistics: s15 b33 w27 h40 5’7ft tall
MY SUCCESS STORY
ADA AWGU BEAUTY AND CULTURAL PAGEANT is my first pageant and my first step into modelling.
I was naive and not sure am going to pass the audition, but was determined to give it a try. I went for the audition, it was tough as there were lot of more pretty and bold girls, but as luck would have it, I passed!
Then, I became more convinced and determined to pursue this dream of becoming the first ever ADA AWGU.
I had one big challenge along the line, which is speaking fluently in Awgu dialect. Have spent most of my life outside the shores of Awgu and Nigeria as a whole. I left Nigeria to India at a very early age of my life, and would come back and then go back again until I finally settled in Nigeria. So speaking my mother tongue became a very big challenge.
But I was determined and highly optimistic, so I went into learning and personal general pageant training. Before we entered into the camp, I had already learnt a great deal, and very much ready to compete with other girls.
It is true I dreamed to be the winner, but deep down inside me I was intimidated by other pretty and more determined contestants who made it to the camp. So I was praying to at least emerge as one of the top 5. That alone will make me very happy and fulfilled. I never imagined winning other contestants, because they all showed how ready they were to grab the crown.
Finally when I was called up as one of the top 5, I made a silent prayer of thanksgiving. (Wow, its a prayer answered!) Little did I know what awaits me.
Then it was just me and one other girl that was remaining on stage, waiting for who will finally be crowned. Was still grateful to have come that far, to beat other 8 girls to this stage is something I call GRACE! I couldn’t ask for more, I was happy even if I’m to be the second.
The moment I was announced as the winner, I lost control of myself.
Out of excitement, I turned around 5 times , not minding who was watching or the camera(smile) The feeling is just out of this world.
I’m most grateful to God who brought me this far, and the organizers of ADA AWGU BEAUTY AND CULTURAL PAGEANT for this wonderful opportunity. Most importantly for a free and fair pageant,amidst all I heard about beauty pageants and their partial judgement. Ada Awgu beauty pageant proved them wrong and gave us a wonderful event that is the talk of the town!