Winner of the 2019 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant, Nyekachi Douglas, has lamented on the hardships that affected her reign as a former beauty queen.
Douglas, who handed over the crown to her successor Oluchi Madubuike on Saturday, took to her Instagram page on Monday to speak on the roadblocks she faced in achieving her goal while she held the crown as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.
“In the very last moments, it was hard. It was the longest but at the same time the shortest reign. It felt like I did so much but got so little. Sometimes I didn’t want to be called Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria because of how hard it was,” she wrote.
Pointing at the organisers of the pageant for not “doing enough”, Douglas said she sometimes hated herself for not being able to do enough while she was the reigning queen.
“Sometimes I hated @mbgn_silverbird, @silverbirdmbgn, organizer because I felt they were not doing enough,” she said, “I started to feel like the crazy one when I asked for what we deserved. I questioned myself and the fight.”
Douglas also reposted a fan’s comment on her Insta stories which implied she had more to say about the organisers.If only you understand the unspoken words, she clearly didn’t say it all but this is deep. I noticed all along. MBGN organisers should do better. Go for real talents and when you are lucky to find one, value them,” the post read.
In an earlier post, Douglas also cited the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the major challenges that limited her from reaching her goals.
“I had imagined glamorous events and opportunities that would allow me visit various cities in Nigeria, but then COVID-19 happened,” she wrote.
The beauty queen who was crowned Miss World Africa while representing Nigeria at the 2019 Miss World pageant however encouraged African women to demand for their rights and challenge convention.
“My dear African women, at any stage in life you are in, you are not crazy for demanding what you deserve. You are not doing the most when you demand change and become the change you want to see.
“Rather, you are the hero. When they say ‘this is how things have been done in the past 100 years’ tell them that the system is wrong. Remember why you started and find a way to finish,” she said.