By BENJAMIN NJOKU
Nollywood actress cum model,Precious Chikwendu who represented Nigeria at this year’s Miss United Nations beauty pageant, was crowned one of the queens of the beauty contest during the week in Kingston, Jamaica.
Twenty five-year old Precious has been in Usain Bolt’s country with other contestants for some weeks now. She was crowned Miss UN after a keenly contested pageant with other queens from all over the globe. Commenting on her victory, an excited star of Obi Emelonye’s “Onye Ozi” said, “ I’m looking forward to brighter days with this platform and Nollywood.”
Emelonye, while congratulating the new queen said, “We thank God for you, and are proud of being associated with you.” Precious who hails from Awka, Anambra State started modelling since 2006.
She participated in “M Idols Fashion Show, in Calabar. In the same year, she took part in numerous fashion and runway shows, including Nigeria Television Fashion show, Catwalk for Change and Galaxy Fashion show. In 2007, she emerged first runner-up in the Prettiest Girl in Nigeria contest and also participated in the Miss Earth Nigeria contest, where she finished in the Top 10.
In 2010, she contest for Miss Nigeria in Abuja. She recently dabbled into acting, working with top directors and actors in the industry. She featured in Hustler directed by Elvis Chuks, Onye Ozi by Obi Emelonye and a TV series, Secrets and Scandals as well as Ije Di. Her crown came with a cash prize of $2,500 cash.