MBGN Miss Tourism, Chinyere Adogu, shows she is ready to conquer the world and make an impact during her reign while revealing a classy yet playful side to her personality in a series of new photos released by her publicity team on Wednesday.
The new “IT” girl hails from Anambra but was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. With an Associate Degree in Accounting, the young woman shows she is more than just a pretty face as she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Long Island University.
Chinyere has had the pleasure of being crown America’s Perfect Teen in 2012, becoming the first African American to win a national title in the pageant system. During her reign she had the pleasure of being a judge at Miss Nigeria Independence pageant and Miss Caribbean Society pageant.
After passing on her crown in 2013, she set her sights on competing in Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant, something she had been considering for a few years. Chinyere is humbled with the title of MBGN Tourism 2014. She believes her reign would give her the opportunity to promote the beauty of Nigerian women inside and out, while also using the platform to reach out to young girls.
With a passion for the youth, Chinyere has always been driven and involved in the development and growth of the youth. She wants to be a positive role model for young ladies and show that having high self-esteem and confidence is very important.
At the age of 16 she got her first job as a youth counsellor, where she taught African dance for three years. She plans to start a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of child education; spend her time giving empowerment seminars to young girls in primary school, secondary school, universities, and student union societies and youth groups. Chinyere would also like to sponsor young girls into the pageant of their dream because she is a firm believer that pageantry builds character.
Aside from pageantry, she is also a runway model, having been part of the just concluded Lagos Fashion and Design week in Lagos, in New York Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week (end), Africa Fashion Week New York, Harlem Fashion Row, Face2Face Africa and Small Boutique Fashion Week. She has also worked with Teen Vogue, Essences Magazine and The New York Post.
In her free time, Chinyere enjoys music, dancing, singing, spending time with her family and friends and traveling. She looks forward to making Nigeria proud in an international pageant.
Ogochukwu Adogu – Project manager
Oye Diran (Arista Imagery) – Photographer
Blair Berisha (BB Couture NYC) – Stylist
Tamika Hernandez (Meeks Productions) – behind the scenes
Tenelle Veira – Make up
Laide Owolabi – Hair
Head shots are by Julien Mitchell (Jsm Photography) and make up by Moshoodat