Saturday, November 09, 2013

Miss Africa Ireland, Osuemhe Ugonoh

"I used to think that pageants were all about beauty. But then I competed in one in Poland and it totally opened my eyes. These were girls with master's degrees who had achieved so much. It's not only about how you look, but how you present yourself. I felt inadequate at first, but competing boosted my confidence, and when a friend's mother told me about Miss Africa Ireland, I leapt at the chance."

--------Nineteen year old Osuemhe Ugonoh the reigning Edo-born Miss Africa Ireland remarks. As African Beauty Ambassador to Ireland, Osi promotes African heritage and multi-culturalism, attending events that promote the empowerment of women and Africans in need. Image: Mark Nixon/Weekend Independent, November 10, 2013
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