Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012, is one of the Judges at the World Finals of the Exquisite Face of the Universe International Model Competition in Nigeria.
The contest is being held at the EKO Hotels & Suits, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 12th to 20th December 2013.
Ms. Mutale who is also Founder/CEO of POSITIVE RUWNAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS, joins a Panel of distinguished international Judges from different parts of the world.
“In recent years model and beauty competitions have become more and more demanding for both the organizers as well as the contestants, as the industry has evolved not only as a vehicle for creating entertainment, but also as a creative way of selecting role models for the 21st century young generation. No longer is it enough for a model or beauty queen to just walk the runway strutting her stuff and simply looking beautiful. Let’s face it, everyone is beautiful,” said Ms. Mutale.
The Exquisite Face of the Universe was founded five years ago by Evelyn Addy-Sackey from Ghana to promote African cultures to the outside world. The beauty pageant supports under-privileged children.
“We recognize our responsibilities to society and, in particular, to the local and international communities in which we operate. We are committed to enriching the advocacy of propagating the message of helping the needy and street children across the globe,” said Ms Addy-Sackey, Founder and CEO of Exquisite Face of the Universe.
The competition which has previously been held in Ghana for three consecutive times, will now move around the world.
Nigeria is the first country to win the bid to host the prestigious international competition in 2013.
It brings together over 60 contestants from all around the world to compete for the Ambassadorial Crown of “Exquisite Face of the Universe”.
The winner of the crown will also walk away with US$20,000 in cash, while the runners-up will receive US$10,000 and US$5,000 respectively.