The Founder Joy Ikedinma Fakhoury Started this pageant with the aim of promoting and appreciating young beautiful Nigerian women in America. Her goal is to help the girls set a goal and work on achieving the goal.
Pageant week kicked off on Wednesday August 9th- August 12th, 2017 with various activities in New York, including a visit to Northside Senior home where the contestant fed, cleaned up and danced with the senior citizens, a workshop on life after the crown and a preliminary contests on platform presentation at the MTV studios.
For the Finale on August 12th, Hundreds of guests gathered at the Schomburg Theater, New York to witness the phenomenon, most highly treasured and biggest African pageant in the United States of America, Miss Nigeria USA Pageant.
The event was hosted by Liz aka Mama Sade and Ms Ayodelay.
Special Guest like Neal Farinah, Celebrity hairstylist to Beyonce, Nicki Minaj & Mary J blige. Jordun Love, International Model. RnB musician Praiz. MBGN Tourism Chinyere Adogu was in attendance. His Excellency Habib, the Ambassador of Nigeria to US and Acting Consul General Mr Ella also blessed the occasion.
A big thank you to all the highly esteemed Judges Ty Hunter (Fashion designer and Beyonces stylist), Millen Magese (Ex beauty Queen & humanitarian), Wura Kolawole (Miss Nigeria USA 2015 1st Runner up), Isaac boaten (Ceo Babu group), Efemena Adabamu (Media Personality) & Asumoh Enyiema (Entrepreneur). A big Congrats to all the 17 Finalists who represented their States this year, a big thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and Advisers who all contributed in one way or the other to make Miss Nigeria USA 2017 a remarkable success.
The 17 finalists competed in categories including Swim wear, Traditional Outfit, Evening wear, Talent, platform presentation and on stage question. They all represented their states with grace and honor, they are all winners indeed.