(Throwback) Bianca Ojukwu Won Miss Druzhba At Miss Charm Pageant 1989, Russia Photos
The Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria who also won the Miss Africa and Miss Intercontinental beauty Pageants and who later became a presidential special adviser on Diaspora matters as well as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom Of Spain and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Bianca Ojukwu took to her FB page to celebrate the anniversary of her historic win of this title at an International pageant which took place 31 years ago in the former Soviet Republic…
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE 1989
Memories…BIANCA ONOH WINS MISS DRUZHBA @ THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT IN RUSSIA.
This was one of the five international beauty pageants I contested in as Nigeria’s National Beauty Queen.
It was the Soviet era, and this was the first international beauty pageant to take place in Russia just after the first ever official and government approved national beauty pageant – Miss USSR had taken place in the spring of 1988. This International pageant was called Miss Ocharovaniye in Russian, which means Miss ‘Charm’.
It was the era of Gorbachev, Glasnost and Perestroika, and the year that changed everything in international politics; the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the beginning of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the overthrow of Communist rule throughout Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War.
The pageant took place at the Cosmos in Moscow and was attended by beauty queens from all over the world. I represented Nigeria, it was my first trip to Russia and Yes, it was cold!
It was almost like a national event was taking place in Moscow and Russians were glued to their TV screens. I won the MISS DRUZHBA title and made some nice friends, including Miss Singapore who was later to invite me on an unforgettable ‘Royal Visit’ to Singapore, Miss Israel and Miss Turkey, who clinched the Diadem, and the hilarious Miss Greece. Marvelous Experience!
# Memorable Moments.
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