BY SIMON NDIVE KALLA
24-year-old Ngounoue Mariva Ingrid, a nurse based in Douala has been crowned winner of the beauty contest, held in prelude to the celebration of the 10th edition of Meveo Cultural and Development Assembly, MEVCUDA. billed to kick-off on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
The event took place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Miramare Resort Hotel in Limbe I Subdivision. The beautiful decor of the seaside view with a mixture of traditional and cultural setting announced the 10th edition of MEVCUDA to kicked on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 with activities including; national.
U-20 football tournament, capacity building workshop, handicraft exhibition village, trade exhibition and the general assembly.
It was a long night full of nostalgia as over 300 spectators anxiously watched ten (10) finalists in the competition. The ten competitors came in six different passages. The contestants’ parade and display of traditional outfits, smiling and cajoling the 4 man jury.
The next stage of the contest blew a red signal as spectators became tensed. This time each contestant picked a paper in a ballot box and the members of the jury asked each contestant a question. The next stage comprised of each contestant being asked to express herself and present a project in English and answer two questions.
The crowd cheered contestants, the jury, headed by the representative of the South Regional Delegate of art and culture, the Divisional Delegate of art and culture Enokenwa Paul Ayuk assisted by Miss Cameroon 1st runner-up Moutetey Monalisa
declared Ngounoue Mariva Ingrid winner of Miss MEVCUDA 2023. She bagged home the sum of FCFA 500.000
The first runner up, Miss Elouma Onana Veronne grabbed FCFA 250.000. Mean while Miss Christefs Ngowo Litumbe second runner up. She received FCFA 150.000
Speaking to the press Miss MEVCUDA 2023 thanked God for granting her victory. She went further to add that it was “A dream come-true”. She revealed that she has a project to prompt peace, sustainable development and social cohesion. “Young girls can be able to look up to me for aspiration and everything” Ngounoue Mariva added.
Present at the ceremony was, the Divisional Officer for Limbe II Subdivision Albert Serge Meke, Divisional Delegates, service heads among others.
It should be noted, the event started with auditioning in Limbe, Buea and online. Meanwhile there were preliminary votes sponsored by SellVotes.com, an online Cameroonian voting platform.