In a thrilling culmination of the 11th edition of the Miss Tourism Nigeria competition, Joy Ebere Ekekwe emerged as the victor, claiming the coveted title. The prestigious event, held at Rushing Tap Studios in Lekki, witnessed intense competition among more than 300 beauty queens. Despite the stiff challenge, the 26-year-old financial consultant and business owner showcased her exceptional qualities and rose above the rest.
The judging criteria for the 2023 competition transcended conventional beauty standards. Contestants were evaluated not only on their physical appearance but also on a range of life skills, including cooking, physical fitness, and their understanding of Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultures.
With her well-deserved victory, Joy Ebere Ekekwe will proudly represent Nigeria at the highly anticipated 2023 Miss World Tourism competition. The global event is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from July 20th to July 30th. It is an exceptional opportunity for Joy to showcase her charm, intelligence, and grace on an international stage.
Meanwhile, the runners-up of the competition also earned remarkable honors. Somtochukwu Maduagwu will represent Nigeria at the Miss Tourism World pageant in China, while Sophia Adaeze (Miss Glam Nigeria) will be the Nigerian representative in India. Loveth Oyetunji (Miss Tourism Africa Nigeria) will carry the pride of Nigeria to the Miss Tourism Africa pageant, set to take place in September.
These remarkable young women have demonstrated their exceptional qualities and are poised to make their mark in the world of beauty and tourism. As they embark on their respective journeys, they carry with them the hopes and aspirations of a nation. Let us celebrate their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their upcoming endeavors.