Queen Celestine Osem, MBGN (Universe) On Fame, Pageantry And Leaving A Legacy

Celestine Osem is surprisingly down-to-earth!


 Queen Celestine Osem who emerged the Miss Universe in just concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant granted Punch an interview.

The queen talked about her background, fun times during the procession and life after that.


Read excerpts from the interview: 

On pageants

I have always been in love with pageants because I know I have the looks .The first pageant I participated in was during my service year as a corper. I contested for and won Miss NYSC Osun State in 2012. Same year, I participated in Carnival Calabar Queen and I emerged second runner-up. I was also a part of Miss West Africa International where I went home with the Miss Amity Award. I made up my mind to be one of the contestants at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014.

Celestine Osem

On life in camp

I would have to say camp was amazing, the host state, Bayelsa, was warm and welcoming. I learnt a lot from the in-house instructors and organisers on the journey to being a queen. The other contestants were beautiful, talented and a complete

Celestine Osem

On her pet project

I will be giving support to different organisations. I want to be a good ambassador of Nigeria and give the world more than a bird’s eye view of my culture. One can never be too prepared. I am learning by the day and believing in God.

Celestine Osem

On leaving a legacy

One thing I know about legacy is that it’s knowing how you want to live your life and how you will affect the lives of people around you. In the end, I want to make sure that I am successful with the things I choose to do and be a woman to reckon with in the society.

Celestine Osem

On lifestyle change

I did not change when I became runner-up at Miss Nigeria last year, why should anything change about me now? I am still me and I am not different from who I used to be before I participated in MBGN. I want to remain myself and be the queen I was born to be.

Celestine Osem

On Keeping fit

To keep fit, I do dance aerobics and I eat healthy. Every morning, I take a glass of water; do a bit of exercise either by way of jogging or taking a walk. I take a shower and then hit the road if I have an appointment to keep. I apply make-up on my face when it is extremely necessary and keep my face bare sometimes for my skin to breathe.

Celestine Osem

On Fame

It is great being in the limelight but one must not get carried away by the attention. There is more to life than people giving you the desired recognition. However, what I enjoy most in the limelight are being recognised and meeting great people.

Celestine Osem



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