The organizers of the beauty pageant which took place about two weeks ago at the Royal Regency Hall in east London, have announced that their crowned queen, Precious Okeke has been disqualified due to pageant terms and conditions. While 19-year old Sonia Ike is now the reigning queen. Read the press statement issued to that effect below:
The Miss Black Africa UK finals took
place on the 5th of October with the judging panel made up of Ini Edo, Adebayo Jones, Sporah Njau, Jenni Steele and Kunle Lawani. The Miss Black Africa pageant is the largest ethnic pageant in the UK, with over a thousand applications received in 2013. Miss Black Africa is also the current holder of the BEFFTA Best Beauty Pageant in the UK Award.
Miss Black Africa pageant director Dele Onabowu said " I am sure that the girls in question did not try to flout the rules.
This is a case of failing to read our terms and conditions when applying. Our online application form makes it impossible to submit your entry without first confirming that you have read and understood our terms and conditions. Next to the checkbox is a link to our terms and conditions. The Miss Black Africa organisation takes it's rules, terms and conditions very seriously. This is an unfortunate incident for everyone involved but we have to move on from this point".
As a result of this development, the 2nd runner up, Sonia Ike from Nigeria has been crowned the new Miss Black Africa UK, Alexalyn Owuadey from Ghana - 1st Runner Up and Tara Daviess the 2nd Runner Up.
19 year Old Sonia Ike has now been crowned and says that she can't wait to start her charity project in Nigeria. The 6ft 1 model is from Imo State, Nigeria.
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