By Ushang Ewa
The auditions for the second edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant has commenced across the continent a statement from the Cross River State Government says.
“Auditions are currently ongoing in all the participating countries with the Nigerian auditions scheduled to hold in Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria,” the statement made available to CrossRiverWatch read.
They will be a press conference to unveil the 30 finalists with voting opening shortly after for their favorite contestant the organizers said.
The contestants are currently engaging “in a Miss Africa 60 seconds video challenge as a prerequisite to the selection process,” the organizers said, adding that boot camp will begin at the Obudu Mountain Resort in December while the last stage will be at the “Tinapa business resort for the last stage before the finals on 27th December, Eve of the Calabar Carnival.”
The finals will hold at the Calabar International Convention Center and the organizers say fans have the “opportunity to win a chance to watch the Miss Africa show live in December and also win free tickets by taking the Miss Africa challenge and telling us one way you will help support the fight against the negative effects of climate change.”
The pageant which has the theme; ‘Climate Change; a tool for sustainable development’ will see finalists compete for USD50,000 and a brand new SUV as well as become the African Ambassador on Climate Change, charged with spreading “the word, educating people and teaching practical ways that we can collectively help reduce the adverse effects of climate change and create new ways to handle #migration across the globe,” the statement read.
The pageant which began last year saw Angolan, Neurite Mendes crowned the maiden queen.
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