The 65th Miss World grand final will take place on December 19 at the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya, China. The contestants started arriving about a month ago to jam-packed schedule to experience the exotic wonders of Sanya & Hainan Island as well as compete in the Miss World challenge events ahead of the grand final.
Miss Nigeria Unoaku Anyadike, 21, stands at 1.83m and she will be holding her head high at the world pageant. Well, the first thing she does is to shock you with her two Ibo names despite her life’s story of hailing from Ilé-Ifẹ̀, Osun Sate. She is a final year student of Psychology at the University of Ibadan with the ambition of a career as a child developmental psychologist.
Unoaku will be contesting against beauty queens from 116 other countries for the 2015 crown. There is a good number of dark skinned girls contesting the crown – from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Haiti, Belize, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, British Virgin Islands, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Sudan, Tanzania, St Kitts & Nevis, South Africa, Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago and Zambia.
Judging by the hue of their skins and the countries they represent, at least 28 dark skinned girls will be contesting against 89 lighter ones.
She has also been an active member of the Ace5 Initiative for the past 3 years, a charity working with children from impoverished homes. In her spare time Unoaku likes to cook, to play tennis and to listen to music, citing hip hop and RnB as her favourite genres. Her favourite food dish is fried rice with chicken and plantain.
Nigeria’s own Agbani Darego, the 2001 Miss World, is in China to shore up support for Unoaku. Tonight 15th December, Agbani Darego is set to stun everyone at the Miss World Charity Gala in a silky print floor-length Tiffany Amber dress in a parallax of colours.
From her brief bio on Wikipedia we learn that Unoaku Anyadike was “Born into a middle-class family to an Igbo father and a Yoruba mother who are educationists in Osun State, South-Western Nigeria (and) On October 24, 2015 while representing Anambra State, Unoaku was crowned winner of the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria that was held at the Calabar International Convention Centre.”
In your view, what are the chances of Unoaku Anyadike and do you have any idea how her beautiful Ibo names could have hailed from Ile-Ife, Osun State?