By CALEB AYANSINA
Nollywood actress and reigning queen of Miss United Nations Pageant, Miss Precious Chikwendu, has said that beauty pageant has moved beyond wearing crown and cat-walking, but a means to impact positively on society. Chikwendu, who stated this at a press parley 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. She is the Founder, Snowwhite Heart Foundation.
Chikwendu said that the Nigerian version of the pageant would audition Nigerian ladies for the international pageant competition scheduled to hold in Kingston, Jamaica, later in the year. 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.
Chikwendu further said that the pageant would afford the contestants the opportunity to build relationships with women from all parts of the world, who were working diligently to leave an indelible footprint in their communities. “The United Nations Pageant is a pageant that focuses on volunteer work; each contestant must have a background in volunteer work for her community.
She said the winner of the contest in Nigeria would represent the country with a view to winning the 2015 MUNP International title scheduled to hold in Kingston, Jamaica.