The planning and organising Committee of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Miss University 2012 beauty pageant show on Friday (14Dec12) formally launched and unveiled the star prize- a Ford Focus saloon car worth $4,500,000.
AYV Miss University Sierra Leone, is one of the biggest and most talked about red carpet beauty pageant and contest of applicants from universities in Sierra Leone. The Miss University pageant is held every December. This second edition of the contest has as its theme: ‘Our Women, our Health and Our Wealth’ and nine contestants will be taking part. AYV Project Coordinator, Racheal Sesay revealed at the Old School Night club that, the contest is aimed at promoting peace, unity, beauty, lifestyle and cultural values and the fight against disunity and cultism amongst students in campuses.
She added that Miss University will take place at the Family Kingdom on the 21st December, 2012, and that the contest offers the platform to find that smart, intelligent, confident and most of all beautiful young lady, who will serve as an ambassador for peace and unity among students.
The Project Coordinator stated that this year universities includes: Fourah Bay College, Liscal Business College, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET), Njala University, Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and University of Makeni (UNIMak).
The Co-ordinator noted that the winner of the contest will also represent Sierra Leone in the Miss University Africa in February 2013, courtesy of First Face International.
She assured all the contestants that being part of AYV Miss University as a contestant has made them automatically a winner, even if they don’t get to win the crown, they will walk away with a consolation prize, and not only that, they have lots of opportunities with AYV as a media House and film production.
The Project Coordinator reiterated that women are very instrumental and significant in the development process of ‘Mama Salone’. She said that women are the most vulnerable, that is why it is very important as a nation that we owe it to the women of Sierra Leone to be sure they are healthy not only physically but also intellectually, so that the jewel and wealth of this country will be associated with our women.
She concluded that the judges are credible and that the contest will be fair and transparent. Managing Director AYV, Ahmed Sahid Nasralla said that AYV is a media establishment comprising of different sectors. He added that as the name implies, AYV, young people are the heart of their programme of what they publish in the newspaper and air on radio. Nasralla stated that last year’s contest was successful and that they are working towards a greater event this year. This year’s contest is sponsored by Sierra Leone Bottling Company, GT Bank, Sunshine Media, Africanus hotel, Cribs International and DSTV.
By Abibatu Kamara