Disturbing reports about controversies on the recently concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) has gotten messier as the winner, Isabella Ayuk has been disqualified from contesting for the Miss World pageant.
An e-mail leaked to the media on the age cheat allegation that has trailed her since she was announced winner of MBGN.
This has made her to be rejected by the organisers of Miss World taking place in August in China this year. Silverbird Group, the organisers MBGN has come out to say their side of the story.
Silverbird, in their statement, said that Isabella will now go for Miss Universe contest while the MBGN first Runner up, Miss Diamette Charles Granville will now represent Nigeria in the Miss World contest.
Here is the leaked e-mail exposing Isabella on her age cheat allegation;
“No doubt corruption is now a way of life in Nigeria and as such you find corrupt practice in anything we do in Nigeria. Few months, when I raised the alarm that Isabella Ayuk, the lady who won the crown of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) is more than 26 years which she claims she is, many felt I was Blackmailing her!
I knew this because her younger sister who was my classmate in secondary school is now 27years old. Today the truth has been told which the organisers of the MBGN, the Bruce family knew even before she contested!
But instead, favoured her to be the winner because Isabella is dating Hon Emeka Ihedioha, the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Abuja and she also warms the bed of a big time businessman Henry Imasekha, a very close friend of James Ibori.
Today she has been disqualified from contesting in the Miss World Pageant due to age factor which she lied about and as such the first Runner up Diamete Charles will now represent Nigeria. My question is what Kind of country do we live in? Even in the pageant industry there’s corruption!.
The Bruce family have now disgraced themselves and Nigeria before the entire world.”
Silverbird Group response;
“INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANTS
Silverbird prepares MBGN 1st runner up Diamette Charles for Miss World as MBGN winner Isabella Ayuk goes to Miss Universe
The management of Silverbird, organisers of the annual Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Africa’s longest running beauty pageant will be sending MBGN First Runner up, Miss DIAMETTE CHARLES GRANVILLE, to represent the country at the Miss World pageant holding in Mongolia, China in August.
MBGN winner, Miss ISABELLA AGBO AYUK will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe.
MBGN Second Runner up, Miss IFEOMA UMEOKEKE will be at the Miss Tourism International holding later in the year in China
In a signed statement, the management said the decision was in the best interest of the beauty ambassadors, the company and the country at large.
‘As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in the world of beauty pageantry, Its our wish not to only raise the bar but replicate the groundbreaking records achieved by Agbani Darego as the first Black Africa’s Miss World 2001 as well as some past queens who have achieved remarkable results at some renowned international pageants in the recent past.
While we seek your understanding, we also urge you to pray for their victory at the various global beauty pageants where they will be flying the country’s flag”
GUY MURRAY BRUCE
Group Vice President, Silverbird.