Miss Nigeria wins best national costume at Miss Universe

Miss Maristella Okpala, Nigeria’s consultant within the 2021 Miss Universe pageant, is not going to come dwelling empty-handed.

She received a prize for greatest costume.

Sporting a fancy dress impressed by a “Mmanwa”, a standard Igbo masquerade, Okpala defined that the costume needed to have a good time Nigeria’s wealthy heritage.

On her Instagram web page, Okpala mentioned: “I’ve to say that the Nationwide Costume Present is at all times my greatest a part of any competitors.

“It reminds us in a method that we’re all linked and that we share related wealthy cultures/religions irrespective of the place we come from, it’s only ONE HUMAN RACE”. And we’re lighting up the @missuniverse stage with our stunning costumes.”

“I selected this specific costume as a result of I see a self-reflection of my trigger on this Mmanwa that protects youngsters and ladies from any sort of abuse.

Lastly, this costume pays consideration to girls’s sturdy will to achieve the heights they need to attain, whatever the challenges they face in reaching their desired objectives.

Watch her strut within the video under


In accordance with GMA Information on-line, the costume was created by Filipino designer Kennedy Jhon Gasper.

Notably, he additionally created the unimaginable “Liones” ensemble worn by Miss Universe Cameroon 2020 Kossinda Angeles on the newest Miss Universe pageant.

In accordance with Kennedy, the costume was made with African beads, stones and handicrafts.

“This costume pays consideration to the sturdy will of girls to achieve the peak they need to attain, whatever the challenges they face in reaching their desired objectives,” he wrote on Instagram.

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