After what was an amazing night of glamz, showbiz, and display of culture, intelligence and beauty in the African nation, Sierra Leone, Liberia won!!! Yes, the very first edition of the Miss Mano River Union International Beauty Pageant was held in Sierra Leone on April 25, 2019. The event saw Queens coming in from Sierra Leone, the host country, represented by Ms. Doreen Archer-Campbell, Côte d’Ivoire, represented by Ms. Nelly Emmanuela Diezou, Guinea brought on Ms. Bilguissa Camara, and of course, Liberia w Liberia was blessed with the beautiful Ms. Goretti L. Itoka.
Every contestant put in their very best, but as is always the case, there had to be only one winner, who happened to be Ms. Itoka of Liberia. Her cultural display was spectacular! She was seen wearing a hunter’s dress and was out there with a bow and arrow, trying to hunt down animals. That was an awesome display!
Ms. Itoka is an eloquent speaker who articulated her points very well and was able to showcase beauty at its best, thus emerging as the winner of the crown!
As the winner of this prestigious crown, Miss Goretti L Itoka is to serve as the Youth Ambassador of the Mano River Union countries and promote tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ).
Congratulating the Queen, the CEO of the Miss Mano River Union, Ms. Henrietta Mbawah wrote:
“Best wishes to Goretti L. Itoka from Liberia for winning the MMRUi – Miss Mano River Union International. May this inspire every young woman in the MANO RIVER UNION countries to achieve her dreams, in whichever field she chooses,”
The Queen was later an Official Guest at the 58th Independence Day Presidential Awards at the State House in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Ms. Itoka happens to be the second winner ( Miss Maryland ) of the last Miss Liberia that saw Miss Wokie Dolo as the reigning Queen. Besides, Queen Goretti L. Itoka is a super model who knows all too well how to blend that with her field of study, Agriculture and her work as a humanitarian. The young Queen is a strong, versatile woman who says that it’s too easy to do all that as long as you can manage your time well, with the help of a management team.