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Hi Everyone,

How are you guys going?
I’m sorry for abandoning y’all.
Crazy is an understatement for the last couple of weeks!
I was in South Africa last week and the internet in my hotel was achingly slow!
Anyways, hope all is well.
It seems like this is my month for ‘celebrity’ spottings LOL
I saw Nollywood actresses, Ini Edo and Oge Okoye shopping about a week ago….lots of ‘fans’ were approaching them to say hi and all that. Its that serious!

Anyways, the Miss Universe pageant is here. Once again, the African contingent is trying to grab the crown. Check out the African contestants in this year’s pageant.

NIGERIA – Stephanie Oforka
See Stephanie’s Video Interview

TANZANIA – Amanda Ole Sulul

SOUTH AFRICA – Tansey Coetzee

GHANA – Yvette Nsiah

MAURITIUS – Olivia Carey

ANGOLA – Lesliana Pereira

EGYPT – Yara Naoum

All the airbrushing and oiling up is rather serious.
Anyways, what do you think?
What are Miss Nigeria Universe’s chances??
Let us know

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  1. The Life of a Stranger called me

    June 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Wow, great post as always, lovely colourful outfits.

  2. onydchic

    June 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Ghana and Angola are gorgeous; Nigeria, she’s okay, but I dont see it happening this year. Maybe I need better view of her face. Who knows? And when did all this cleavage/baby oil wahala start?

  3. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

    these girls have been airbrushed to within an inch of their lives and you can’t really tell who’s truly beautiful and who’s not

  4. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Stephanie Oforka’s chances are great. All it is, is that she could get rid of the straight hair, have it more in curls. ‘Do the side’ posing a lot, if possible, have a pout. Wear more of bandeau/bustier and the cleavage concealing outfits. She could try wide legged trousers, if it’s allowed. OR she could wear long gowns with slits in the front. She will do well, it’s just little bits that matters.

    Take care Bella…

  5. Bhookey

    June 23, 2008 at 11:55 am

    lol @ airbrushing n all, gurls look all pretty tho

  6. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    haters!!!!!!out in force…with or without air brushing,these r some very pretty girls…ppl so quick to criticise,half the pics we see of stars or in magazines,any website r all airbrushed unless ot was taken on sm1’s private camera…these pictures r and i dnt expect less from the show promoters!
    can u compare these to the mgbn pics???????
    i thnk she looks beautiful & ll go far….

    shame on the haters…..

  7. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    i wonder why it is that when once criticizes, one is termed a ‘hater’. What the heck does that mean? Why the heck should i hate? Have the pics been airbrushed or not? As someone who’s heavily involved in photography, i find excessive airbrushing sometimes takes away from the true beauty of the objects, rather than adding to it. Proficiency in the use of photoshop doesn’t make one a good photographer. I often prefer when the shots are left as natural as possible, but to each his own. Not hating, just stating.

    ’nuff said

  8. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    dang! i should have previewed! I meant ‘when one criticizes’ not once

  9. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm


  10. Eniola

    June 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    As in, this airbrushing is serious O!!!

  11. tiwalade

    June 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Gosh they all look so pretty! -airbrushing or no airbrushing. I think the Tanzanian one is the prettiest but still I’m wishing Stephanie Ofroka all the best!
    Hope she wins

  12. tiwalade

    June 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Sorry,I meant Ghana not Tanzania was the prettiest.

  13. BlogVille Idol

    June 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    i think the 9ja chic can make it!bella did u get my email pls reply!!

  14. BlogVille Idol

    June 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    really the whole baby oil thing serious o see ms angola’s breast shining!good luck to them all sa!

  15. ~Da-SisTa~

    June 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    they are pretty chicks sha regardless

  16. notjustok

    June 23, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    they are all dimes!… God is good!

  17. Anonymous

    June 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    miss nigeria is gorgeous!!

  18. Godisalive

    June 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Yup the naija chick is on point this time i must confess. we sure got a good chance of gettn somewhere…Miss SA kinda looks like beyonce or is it just me…

  19. BrownSugar

    June 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    yeah, the ladies are really pretty and i think ms. oforka stands a chance. feeling the comment on criticism =/= hateration.

  20. OluwaDee

    June 23, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Am not sure what the Nigerian contestant chances are o, but to me she is the finest of the bunch

  21. misschristabel05

    June 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    The Ghanian is GORGEOUS!!!!!! As for the Nigerian contestant, obviously not the prettiest of the bunch, but she might just make it. Don’t mess with Naija! lol

  22. Lola

    June 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    miss nigeria is so pretty! i think her chances are good though i always feel that they’d be scared to pick nigeria again after all the drama last time :o(

    bella, pwweeeeeeeeease? i sent you a message on facebook! cheers! :o)

  23. The Girl on the Block

    June 24, 2008 at 12:41 am

    See Enh Dat girl Has a very big chance I think- thats mIss Naija Im talking about because I thought she was meant to win when chose MGBN because that other girl is jus fair nuthin else but her not winning that crown seems like God has sumthin else plannd for her…Evenif she doesnt win, I think shell get pretty far…

  24. Adaora and Rock

    June 24, 2008 at 1:42 am

    mehn…d body on south africa is SERIOUS OH!!!!!stephanie na fine girl but mehn…competition is steep!!!!
    either way…up up nigeria!!!

    Adaora n Rock

  25. Hair Azara

    June 24, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Azara loves Stephanie!!! go MISS NIGERIA!!!

  26. Lolu

    June 24, 2008 at 9:21 am

    First of all, am digging all the dark-skinned ladies best! oil or no oil, You go gurls!
    Second, Stephanie is really pwety and I think she stands a chance. seems she’s giving it to them bit by bit ehn! See that side pose, makes you want to follow up on her to see the whole package…lol
    Angola and TZ are really giving it!

    Go Naija! Go Naija!!

    Great post gurl, takea x

  27. AlooFar

    June 24, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    That Naija babe is hot.

  28. NigerianDramaQueen

    June 24, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    The Nigerian chick is pweetyyyyy
    I think she stands a good chance!

  29. Anonymous

    June 24, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Bella, I hate to think that for someone like you who writes so well is hung up on this word ‘ANYWAYS’ Please, check your dictionary again and stop adding s to anyway and you use it so often.

  30. Anonymous

    June 25, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I took time to peruse the Miss Universe website. After careful study, my results:

    Miss Nigeria stands a serious chance of winning or at least placing in the top ten. Besides looking at still photographs, I also looked at video interviews. You get to see the girls personality and looks combined (and there is no photoshop). Stephanie looks so fresh and pretty. Who ever said she is not pretty is seriously blind. She looks way better than that big-nosed and shapeless Munachi Abii that disgraced herself during her reign. Stephanie has the special “IT” factor that alludes so many other pretty women.

    To borrow from one commentator, Stephanie will go far at the pageant and in life. Though she did not win the overall MBGN contest, she has thus far outshined the overall winner, Adaee Igwe. IMO, she is the true overall MGBN.

    Stephanie also has her own website, which indicates to me that she is savvy and driven (ala Beyonce). I totally respect that because I am driven and drawn to similar individuals.

    I hope she wins because she will do us proud during her reign. Best of luck Stephanie. You make me proud to be a Nigerian.

  31. Uzo

    June 25, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Our girl looks good i must say…But the airbrushing ia bit much ..ah ah

  32. Jon

    June 25, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    okaaaay…. my sentiments are
    1.Ghana – good look, great interview, needs to do sit-ups and get her upper lip waxed, would look better in long straight hair+bangs instead of those horrendous curls…
    2.Angola – good look (tho a little bit cross-eyed), does anyone have a portuguese to english dictionary? thanx! might just pull a big surprise… she’s waaaay hotter than Micaela Reis (MU Angola 2007, top 10 finalist)…
    3.Tanzania – cute, but i just don’t see another Flaviana Matata happening this year
    4.Mauritius – are you kidding me with that bridal gown? good-looking tho…
    5.Egypt – really disappointed me, nothing like Heba El Sisy, or Meriam George…
    6.South Africa – hate to be racist, but can’t there ever be a black queen? she fine tho… she got a nice body; will be shocked not to see her in the final 15/10/5
    7.Nigeria – i look at this girl and see Miss World, not Miss Universe. Her beauty is way too demure for Miss Universe. Should try out for Miss World. Capable of pulling an Agbani-sized surprise. Must also work on her communication skills… seriously… has anyone seen her interview on the Miss Universe site? it was slightly cringe-worthy!

    in general i think we have a strong African group this year… but the ladies have to step up their game against P. Rico, Venezuela, USA, Viet Nam, Japan, Montenegro and all others.

  33. kosala

    June 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

    a small mark at the time of my passage on your very beautiful blog!
    nice idea
    kosala -from srilanka

  34. BeautyinBaltimore

    June 27, 2008 at 6:07 am

    These black chics are beautiful. I am looking the dark choclate girls in bright colors. I think Miss NIgeria has a good chance. Is she not beautiful. Even in her interview her beauty was so apperant.

  35. Saved and Abstinent!

    July 4, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I used one of these images on my facebook group: African Women Style, Hair, & Beauty. I noted the source of the image. I hope it’s okay. I don’t know how long this group will be up though. Blessings…

  36. Sir Wulf

    August 9, 2008 at 5:34 am

    I am african and I am proud of da person who posted dis styll reppin africa all the way dont give no chance to listend to haters say bad stuff cuz thy juss talkin tryin to luk gud but thy dont kno a dam about africa.Yes I am happy for all the miss universal for all the world but juss gotta rep africa cuz I dont feel gud if one of my girls reppin our country aint der.Juss hope some people kno why des girls are fightin for a title in miss unversal.It is always to help africa not to feel alone.I am south african its from the trapical side datz y my people I think they strong and smart cuz thy eat alot of fish and vegetable thats gud stuff.I hope u haters stop hating and dissin africa yes der dark and unique some of us but we been to almot even dou u people make fun of us its juss aint right.No hater I dont lie peace ppl keep da peace please u guys dont kno africa juss close ur mouth.Des are one of the world sexiest women I lie nop I dont lie and I am not sorry why do I need to say sorry for I juss kno wat I am talkin about.I am south african but I am one blood africa.Cuz I was borned in angola and I also speak Portuguese.

  37. Sir Wulf

    August 9, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Since I am portuguese I am reppin for african portuguese cape verd,Angola wer I am from monzabique I dont kno how to spell dat one but search dat shit in the internet geniu besau halla at u all if ur passin by dis page iight.

  38. Sir Wulf

    August 9, 2008 at 6:11 am

    And thanx for those people who kno how to comment gud stuff cuz some of u people need to kno girls and study the right things u should say to a girls and how to treat a lady.Not juss talkin about african women up here but all the ladyz but not hoes so fuck wat u do u barge begz.I will treat u wit respect but aint a hatter in my soul.

  39. Andrea Smith

    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    These queens from Africa needs to be followed on the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant. Long Live Africa.feen

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