Colourful Handover: The Rise Of Stephenie Korie As She Becomes An Ex- Beauty Queen Of Imo State

By Alex Reports

It is indeed a great historical experience to have been part of the many beauty paragons who came to limelight through this Mr and Miss Imo State Pageant platform.

Stephenie Korie will forever remember the day she finally handedover her crown to a new winner after reigning for one full year. It was obviously an emotional atmosphere ‎on the prestigious night of 16th April 2016 at ‎Jesus Never Fails Arena, when her majesty formally becomes an ex- beauty queen.

Looking every inch like a beauty queen that she was and still is, the ex- winner and Imo state beauty pride reigned supreme during her time with a project targeted at the aged. She visited the old women, fathers, grand fathers and grand mothers in villages and communities in Imo state with food stuffs, medicine, mosquito nets, cloths, beverages, tollieteries etc on several ocassions.

Health for the aged project has led her to even visit some kings of communities and confirm her presence as a true daughter of the heartland state. According to her when asked her best moment in her reign she said " My best moment was seeing an old woman really happy as we got to her during our "Health for the aged" project".

‎The Soft spoken light skin beauty enters annals of history as few of those beauty queens who campaigned the Kick Against illiteracy Nigeri‎a project. This had taken her to several primary and secondary schools in the state as well as held awareness programmes in rural communities within Imo state. Her her media tour recent‎ly in Abuja buttresses her determination to kick against illiteracy in Nigeria as highlighted during her interview on People's Television and NTA International in Abuja.

In truth, nothing much was known about Stephenie korie until she ascended the ladder of fame with her 2015 victory during the highly contested Mr and Miss Imo State Queen Nigeria pageant. The discoveries of personalities since its inception gives credence to the beauties that abound in the state in particular and Nigeria in general. From

Queen Anita, Cynthia Onyekachi, Samantha Ubani, Stephanie Koria to the present 2016 winner Queen Jacinta Okonkwo, have not only shone like a millions at their emergence but portray what the golden image of the world should be.

‎Speaking to cross section of journalists at the venue of event she said while answering questions that her plan now is to graduate with flying colours as a final year student of computer science. She stresses that other plans could come in later‎ maybe after graduating especially with regards to the beauty industry.

Kay‎ as she is popularly called by friends has Mr Anunobi Val Peterson who won a house at the recent MTN Best 11 promo as her project manager while Mr Chris Ikuko is the Chief executive and founder of Mr and Miss Imo State Nigeria pageant.