By CALEB AYANSINA
The Founder, Snowwhite Heart Foundation and reigning queen of Miss United Nations Pageant, Miss Precious Chikwendu, has said that beauty pageant had moved beyond wearing crown and cat-walking, but a means to impact positively in the society.
Chikwendu, who stated this at a press conference on the first edition of the Miss United Nations Nigerian Pageant (MUNNP), coming up 16 May, in Abuja, said the MUNNP contest was designed to audition, select and prepare the best among the Nigerian contestants.
The reigning queen explained that the main focus of the pageant was the need to have volunteers who were ready to use beauty to add value to humanity, adding that she had several community projects both in Nigeria and abroad that qualified her for the crown.
“The United Nations Pageant is a pageant that focuses on volunteer work; each contestant must have a background in volunteer work for her community. “If they are chosen to represent their country they will receive their countries’ title, even if they don’t win one of the United Nations titles they will still have their countries’ title to do charity work.
“The United Nations Pageant has a category for every woman because we believe every woman has a voice at any stage of her life. Our pageant has four areas of competition: Interview; fashion; sportswear and evening gown,” she said. It will be recalled that Chikwendu won the 2014 edition of the Miss United Nations Pageant in Kingston, Jamaica.