By Seun Agboola, Lagos
Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has talked about a beauty pageant organizer who tried to impose a candidate on her after calling her to be the chief judge of the pageant.According to her, she was contacted to be the Chief Judge of Miss Delta Constituency Beauty Pageant but while the event was in progress, she was instructed to crown a certain contestant the winner despite her performance at the event.
She wrote, â€œI was called to be the chief judge at the Miss Delta Constituency Beauty Pageant that took place on the 24th June in Delta State and while I sat at the table with my fellow judges accessing the contestants making sure we pick who deserves to be queen, the organizer comes to our table to tell us who should win, who his candidate was.
The entire judges went angry including myself, wondering why you called us to waste our time if you already knew who the winner was. To be honest we stood our ground and picked the winner because, the obvious was stated, even the audience wanted the judges pick.
Now the organizer IK is mad at me (chief judge) and refuses to buy my return ticket to Lagos and also refuses to pay my hotel bills the next morning. Lol.. Just an experience I thought I share. It is well with this country.â€
Her allegation comes few weeks after winner of Miss Nollywood Nigeria Beauty Pageant blamed her sudden dethronement on her inability to yield to the sexual advances of the organizer.