L-R: Miss Ondo – Ayoyemi Ajimatanrareje, First Runner-up; Miss Nigeria USA 2017 Idara Inokon; and Miss Lagos – Susan Adeyemi, Second Runner-up at the 2017 edition of Miss Nigeria USA on Saturday night in New York.
Idara Inokon, Miss Nigeria USA contestant representing Akwa Ibom, has emerged winner of Miss Nigeria USA 2017 beauty pageant held on Saturday night into early Sunday morning in New York.
Idara, who was crowned by the former holder of the title, Miss Lola Adeoye, beat 13 other contestants to emerge winner.
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The new Miss Nigeria USA, who was the fourth to be crowned in the pageant, carted home $10,000 in prizes, according to Ms Joy Fakhoury, the organisers of the annual beauty pageant.
She would also embark on a pet project that would impact on the less privileged back home in Nigeria.
Each of the contestants represented her culture in the pageant that was meant to promote the richness of Nigerian culture, the diversity of its people, the beauty and intellect of the Nigerian lady and to promote togetherness and unity among Nigerians in the Diaspora.
Some of the contestants at the Miss Nigeria USA 2017 pageant on Saturday night in New York
Miss Ondo – Ayoyemi Ajimatanrareje, emerged the First Runner-up, Miss Lagos – Susan Adeyemi, emerged the Second Runner-up, while Miss Rivers, Lucy Edosomwan, emerged Miss Congeniality, in the keenly contested pageant.
“My platform is to create awareness on prevention. As a registered nurse, I do health education on a daily basis.
“It is something I am very passionate about and I believe that if people are educated about their health, they can live healthier lives. So that would be what I would pursue during my reign,” she said.