Anyaoha Ezinne Akudo was crowned Miss Nigeria 2013 at the conclusion of the pageant held on July 7th, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 22-year-old beauty beat 20 other hopefuls to win the crown. With the title, Akudo walks away with a grand prize of NGN million, a brand new car, 1 year luxury apartment and a trip to California (sponsored by MUD Cosmetics to the Headquarters of the make-up company).
Newly crowned Miss Nigeria 2013 Anyaoha Ezinne Akudo (C) and her runners-up
Miss Nigeria 2013 Ezinne Akudo. She will compete at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
Commenting on her victory, Akudo, who is a graduate of Law from the Abia State University, said: “I am so excited to have won. There were many other pretty girls who contested but I won. I want to thank God for this victory.”
However, Akudo will not represent Nigeria at any International beauty pageants. The Silverbird group holds the license to send Nigerian representative to Miss Universe pageant.
Newly crowned Miss Nigeria 2013 Ezinne Akudo.
The 1st runner-up is the 21-year-old sweetly beautiful Celestine Queen.
The 2nd runner-up is 18-year-old Olive Sadiq with the beautiful low cut.
– Miss Congeniality went to Celestine Queen.
– Miss Photogenic went to Ezinne Akudo.
This is the 38th edition of the Miss Nigeria pageant which lasts about 2 hours with 500 guests. Some of the guests, who graced the event included former Miss Nigeria International, Jay Jay Okocha, former Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest Ajayi, first Miss Nigeria ever, Grace Oyelude who crowned the new Queen, Dakore Egbusan Akande and her husband and Betty Irabor to mention a few.
There were performances by the duo of Seyi Shay and Kaycee of the Limpopo fame. The event was hosted by the comedian AY & Eku Edewor, while there was comedy skits by the duo of Bovi & the newly married Elenu.
Special thanks to Sayed Kemal.