Chidinma Leilani Aaron a 25-year-old native of Anambra State has emerged winner of the 2018 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. She was crowned at the grand finale of the pageant, which took place on Sunday at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
Eighteen contestants made it to the grand finale before the selection of the final 12 of Ntan Nton, Egede Lagele, Thomas Mseve, Ameh Munirah, Otunba Ifunaya, and Shitta Remilekun. Others are Tizhe Usa Miriam, Okudili Odinaka Doris, Agida Stephanie, Ugwu Ijeoma, Aaron Chidinma Leilani, and Dunu Chisom Olivia. The contestants were later reduced to five from where Aaron emerged.
The final five were Dunu Chisom, Ntan Sharon Nton, Ameh Munirah, Agida Stephanie and Aaron Chidinma Leilani. Dunu eventually picked the prize for the first runner-up, while Ameh was named the second runner-up.
The winner of the pageant takes home three million naira, a luxury apartment and an automobile. She takes over the crown from Mildred Ehiguese who won the 2017 edition.
Organizers of the pageant said there was no registration fee for the 2018 edition in a bid to make it all-inclusive and to prevent financial restraints on the part of young ladies who are truly deserving of the ultimate title.
Chidinma is a graduate of Business Administration from Leads City University, Ibadan. She is a chef, who loves mountain climbing.