What is a beauty pageant without the swim suit competition?

Miss Nigeria believes it can work.

According to the Miss Nigeria Organization, the main aim of the Miss Nigeria pageant is to promote positive attributes of Nigerian women.

In order to keep focus on this, there will be no swimsuit competition or any other activity in the 2017 edition of the competition that does not show modesty, which also includes contestants not having visible tattoos or body piercings.

The organisers made this known while calling for entries into the Diamond Jubilee edition of Nigeria’s oldest beauty  pageant.

The contest will see a queen crowned from 37 women who will be representing the states in Nigeria.

In addition to winning the crown, the winner of the Miss Nigeria competition will be rewarded with a luxury car, N3 million, one year free accommodation in Lagos as well as other prizes and benefits.

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According to the organisers, interested applicants into the Miss Nigeria 2017 competition must be female Nigerian citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 years.

To apply, young ladies will need to purchase an entry form at 5,000 Naira, submit a 2-minute video clip stating their name, age, occupation, a brief background and reasons why they wish to become Miss Nigeria 2017.

Said clip should be uploaded to YouTube and the link sent to info@missnigeria.ng.

60-second video clips can also be uploaded to Instagram with the #MissNigeria2017 and tag @missnigeriaorg.

Successful candidates will be contacted on the next steps.