Miss Damilola Edward, the Beauty Pageant winner of the 2015 Miss Lagos Carnival, on Monday said that her N1.5 million prize money would be used to boost her modelling career.
Edward, 21, a sociology student of the University of Lagos, who also won a brand new KIA Picanto car, made said in Lagos.
10 females contested in the beauty pageant at the one-day carnival held on May 9 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
The winner said that modelling had been her passion right from young age.
“I was never surprised that I won the 2015 Miss Lagos Carnival because I deserve it.
“I have been practicing modelling right from my young age; I am unique in doing things. It is my uniqueness that sells me.
“The N1.5 million will be used to further my modelling ambition and career in life,’’ Edward, who said she was an indigene of Lagos State said.
According to her, modelling is a reputable profession that could be used for living.
“I have been into modelling for over four years, I never for once regretted being a model.
`It depends on how you present yourself in the industry, that is how you will be addressed,’’ she said.
Edward, who frowned at some models messing around all because they want to win a contest at all cost, advised the female folks not to sell their body to achieve their desire.
“You can achieve what you want without abusing your body. It is all about time and prayer.
“When your time comes, nobody can stop you. Therefore, put in your best in what you know how to do best and your best will speak for you,’’ she said.
Edward commended the Lagos State Government and the organisers, the state Ministry of Tourism and Inter-governmental Relations for giving youths the opportunity to showcase their talents at the carnival.
NAN also reports that three bands out of 35 that featured at the carnival also shared the sum of N6 million for coming first, second and third.
Locomotion Band of Omole-Ogba, Lagos, which came first in the competition, received N3 million, second position Africariba, a University-based band got N2 million, while third placed Ketu Band Group got N1 million. (NAN)