A 25-year-old model and video vixen, Marie Miller, has emerged the overall winner of the 2013 Miss Earth Beauty Pageant, which took place on Sunday at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos State.
The new queen walked away with a N3 million one year salary and a brand new 2013 Toyota Avensis. Miller will also be representing Nigeria at the Miss Earth pageant world scheduled to hold later this year.
The second and third runners up, Amarachi Uwakwe and Damilola Akinsanya, also won an award for Miss Amity, while the first runner up, Bibowei Kiri Tessy, won the prize for Best Swim Suit.
The event, which was co-hosted by Joseph Benjamin and Tope Adeniru, had in attendance some Nollywood actors such as Fred Amata, Ejike Asiegbu and Segun Arinze.
Also present were Ibinabo Fiberesima, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, and organizers of the beauty pageant, Zik Zulu Okafor, Lancelot Imasuen, Charlse Novia and Fidelis Duker amongst others.
D’banj, Timi Dakolo and a few other international artistes thrilled the audience.