Nigeria’s Amanda Akunne Ifeoma sets new target of winning Miss World

29 Jan 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Nigeria’s Amanda Akunne Ifeoma rose to fame as she won the Miss Talent title at the recently concluded Miss Aura International organised by Rixos Sungate in Turkey. The stunning beauty has now set a new target for herself; winning Miss World.

Amanda is a graduate of International Relation and Diplomacy from the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. The 22-year-old beauty queen advocates supporting the girl child, leading a campaign against all forms of injustices against women.

Amanda spoke on her experience at the recently held Miss Aura International, she said, “The competition was held in September 2020. My first pageant was Miss Africa Golden, 2019, held in Nigeria and the second was Miss Super Model Globe in February 2020, in India. So, this is my third international pageant. In my second outing, I emerged as Miss Talent. For Miss Aura International, I also emerged Miss Talent. So these are my titles so far.”


Nigeria’s Amanda Akunne Ifeoma sets new target of winning Miss World


The Nigerian beauty now wants to win the Miss World title for her country. “50 persons contested for the crown. It was quite difficult for me because I don’t speak their language. It was difficult to communicate, but some people could still understand me because they speak English; it was a great experience”, she said.

With her crown, Queen Ifeoma is now focused on working for humanity and helping change the society for good. “I have a pet project, which has to do with the girl child. I go to schools to talk to girls, donate and educate them on use of sanitary pad and hygiene. I also talk to these girls because many of them indicated interest in pageantry; whenever they see the crown on my head, they tell me they want to be queen like myself. So, I also educate girls on how to become a beauty queen.”

Amanda recalled her first shot in the pageantry as she spoke, “I asked my mum who is also my manager, if I could compete in the University, but she objected because she was scared it could make me go astray. I disregarded her, as all my friends believed in me and wanted me to compete. When I did, I failed; that was my first failure in pageant world. Luckily for me, when I graduated from school, I told my mum about competing in Miss Africa Golden and she supported me and I was crowned the winner.”  

Do you think Amanda has the chances to win Miss World if she gets an opportunity?