Ugochi Ihezue was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2017 during the pageant held Friday night, September 15 at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. She beat 35 other contestants for the crown. She will represent Nigeria at the 2017 Miss World Pageant. Miss Sokoto, Stephanie Agbasi was 1st Runner Up and was crowned MBGN Universe. She will represent Nigeria at the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant on November 26 in Phoenix, Arizona. The remaining top 5 include Miss Plateau – Winfrey Okolo (2nd Runner Up – MBGN Tourism), Miss Oyo – Emmanuella Yaboh (3rd Runner Up – MBGN Ecowas) and Miss Bayelsa – Rebecca Hampson (4th Runner Up)
Some of the special awards of the evening includes:
Miss Amity – Miss Yobe
Miss Photogenic – Miss Anambra
Model of the Year – Miss Kebbi
Best Costume – Miss Sokoto
Best in Evening Wear – Miss Bayelsa
The pageant, most commonly known as MBGN is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, which is under the management of Silverbird. MBGN had its most successful year in 2001, when Agbani Derego placed in the top 10 at Miss Universe and then crowned Miss World 2001 months later.