Effective from the next edition which comes up in May, organisers of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant have said that the maximum age of contestants is now 23 years as against the former 26. For the first time since the pageant was created in the 1986, wannabes of the 2013 MBGN can’t be more than 23.
A source close to the organizers revealed that the reason is to make the eventual winner eligible for the Miss World contest. It would be recalled that the current queen, Isabella Ayuk, was above 25 last year, when she won the pageant. Thus, she was over-aged for Miss World competition. Besides, there were speculations that she could have been above 30 years of age. The current age limit for Miss World is 25.