25 Year Old Beauty Queen Isabella Ayuk who represented Cross River state was crowned the 2012 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria last night.
The 25th anniversary of the MBGN pageant took place at the Best Western Hotel in Benin, Edo State.
The event was hosted by Toke Makinwa and Chris Okenwa.
Despite stiff competition from crowd favorites, Miss Abuja – Ifeoma Umeokeke and Miss Rivers – Damiete Charles-Granville; Isabella emerged as the winner as she was chosen to represent Nigeria in the 2012 Miss World competition in Mongolia while Ifeoma Umeokeke will represent Nigeria at the Miss Tourism International Pageant and Damiete Charles-Granville will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant.
As with 2011 winner Sylvia Nduka, Isabella Ayuk is an experienced beauty pageant contender as she had previously contested for the 2004 Miss Nigeria crowd.
The 2012 MBGN receives a cash prize, a brand new Toyota Corolla from the Edo State Government and a N1,000,000 Cartier watch from Polo Limited.
2012 MBGN Prizes
– Best Traditional Outfit – Miss Cross River – Isabella Ayuk
– Miss Photogenic – Miss Edo – Mary Omoye Omobhude
– Miss Amity – Miss Taraba – Grace Onuoha
– Miss La Casera – Miss Gombe – Antonette Igebu
– Face of Select Pro – Miss Kwara – Tomilayo Salami