PHOTO NEWS: Miss Nigeria 2016 contestants unveiled

One of the contestants representing Delta, Miss Winfrey

The 38 contestants who will represent the rich heritage of the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory at the Miss Nigeria pageant have been unveiled.

These contestants are the successful candidates who scaled through the audition stages held in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Lagos State.

They have since headed to camp where they have been involved in different activities, which include a three-day intensive empowerment training at the Nigerian Export Promotional Council, etiquette classes with Janet Adetu and fun choreography sessions.

Other activities mapped out for their stay in camp are courtesy/facility visits, the international beach soccer courtesy of PowerHorse, and mentorship by a renowned WIMBIZ member, amongst many others privileges.

These selected contestants will then be judged based on the following criteria: punctuality, etiquette, daily tasks and also the Green Girl challenge.

The Miss Nigeria 2016 Queen will be crowned on Monday at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

Atinuke Oyelode was the first winner of the Miss Nigeria pageant. She was crowned queen at the Lagos Island Club in 1957. Following her win, she was given £200, a wardrobe filled with four beautiful cotton dresses and a trip to London.

Here are the names of the contestants and the State they represent:

Miss ONYINYE – Representing ABIA

Miss PRINCESS – Representing FCT

Miss GLADYS – Representing ADAMAWA

Miss IDORENYIN – Representing AKWA IBOM

Miss CHIOMA – Representing ANAMBRA

Miss EDITH – Representing BAUCHI

Miss ISAAC – Representing BAYELSA

Miss ANNA – Representing BENUE

Miss BLESSING  – Representing BORNO

Miss SHARON  – Representing CROSS RIVER

Miss WINFREY – Representing DELTA

Miss BLESSING  – Representing EBONYI

Miss SHARON – Representing EDO

Miss TOBI – Representing EKITI

Miss ANITA – Representing ENUGU

Miss CORDELIAN – Representing GOMBE

Miss CHIAMAKA – Representing IMO

Miss MARYANN – Representing JIGAWA

Miss JOAN – Representing KADUNA

Miss FRANCES – Representing KANO

Miss AMINAT  – Representing KASTINA

Miss LORETTA – Representing KEBBI

Miss FOLASHADE – Representing KOGI

Miss SHADE  – Representing KWARA

Miss DEBORAH – Representing LAGOS

Miss JUNE – Representing NASARAWA

Miss ERICA – Representing NIGER

Miss WINIFRED – Representing OGUN

Miss SANDRA – Representing ONDO

Miss ENIOLA – Representing OSUN

Miss ABISOLA  – Representing OYO

Miss EBOSETALE – Representing PLATEAU

Miss ANGELA – Representing RIVERS

Miss SARAH – Representing SOKOTO

Miss SALIMA – Representing TARABA

Miss ADENIKE – Representing YOBE

Miss AKEELA – Representing ZAMFARA

Miss JOY – Representing FCT

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