The competition, which was tough between 10 elegant contestants, was described as one of the most free and fair contests in the history of pageantry in Nigeria.
The 2016 maiden edition of MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA which was held on 05th NOVEMBER 2016 at RICHARD CONTINENTAL HOTELS & SUITES IN SAPELE, DELTA STATE recorded impressive turnout with headline showbiz , entrepreneurs and entertainment practitioners storming the venue in style.
The event which had about 10 beautiful contestants on stage put up overwhelming display of talent show, Runways, fashion exhibition on the prestigious night.
The entertainment packed and colourful event which also had awards sections for distinguished personalities, saw the emergence of WOSU CYNTHIA as MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA 2016, EBOSELE BIBIAN as MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA HOSPITALITY, NELSON SOPHIE as MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA PERSONALITY, EDEMA EXCEL as MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA PHOTOGENIC and UBOGU LILIAN as MISS TOURISM NIGER DELTA AMITY.
The contestants who were judged by their activities in camp, catwalk on stage, intellectual assessments, carriage/ poise on runway and other related yardsticks had Most REAL EVENT Director MR ALVIN OMOREGIE and THE MD of ROYAL MARBLE HOTELS AND MRS LINDA ELOHOR as part of the judges.
Speaking to cross section of pressmen at the red carpet, the project director IYABOR IKPONMWOSA DOMINIC said that it was indeed a dream come to true to host a successful contest irrespective of the limited resources available. He commended the sponsors and partners who were instrumental to the impressive staging of the most anticipated Niger delta based pageant contest.
Speaking shortly after the event, the excited and fulfilled event manager/coordinator of Miss tourism Niger delta , Iyabor ikponmwosa Dominic, popular with his stage name ‘D' GREAT IK’ said he is happy the contest did not follow the trend in the beauty pageant industry where winners are known before the end of the pageant, but rather, it is totally out for the game and suspense where the crowned queen will know that her crown didn’t just come easy, so as to enable her work to save promote the tourism industry across Niger delta and redefining modelling, which is models aren't prostitute which is what the competition represents.
He further called on the federal government and other relevant agencies to support this laudable project that aims at reaching the health under-serve citizens.
He added that any queen who is not ready to work will be dethroned immediately as the management is not ready to condone any act of laziness and urged all hands to be on deck to make sure the pageant impacts meaningfully on lives of citizens.