On a good day in the ideal world, the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria goes on to represent Nigeria at the Miss World Pageant that same year. So how come this year as opposed to Isabella Ayuk representing Nigerian, the first runner up Damiete Charles-Granville will be heading to Mongolia, China for Miss World?
The first bit of information revealed was that Isabella could not go because of personal reasons, but she was not dethroned and will continue to hold the crown of MBGN, and in addition represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe in December. But later on rumors surfaced that Isabella Ayuk had indeed been disqualified because she had lied about her age and her real age would disqualify here from Miss World by exceeding the age limit of 26.
Silverbird management represented by Guy Murray Bruce have released a statement stating “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 Damiette 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”
Whatever the case is, it has turned out to be a very interesting and somewhat embarrassing series of events for the organizers, and silverbird management.