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Omowunmi Akinnifesi is Y! Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World! Former Beauty Queen smoulders on the cover of the June 2013 Issue



Omowunmi Akinnifesi covers Y! Magazine's June 2013 Issue - June 2013 - BellaNaija003

Take that Gwyneth Paltrow!

After the Hollywood superstar was crowned People Magazine‘s Most Beautiful Woman in the World in April 2013, Y! Magazine is proving the international publication wrong, calling former beauty queen Omowunmi Akinnifesi as not only Nigeria’s but the World’s Most Beautiful Woman.

Judging from how the ex-Miss MBGN smoulders on the cover and in the Nigerian publication’s June 2013 Issue, we certainly agree. Omowumi looks playful on the cover in a black-and-white striped dress and black pumps. In the editorial spread, she rocks geek shades, a sexy print dress and a white figure hugging dress.

Read the official release;

She’s back! And already, she is taking no prisoners. Omowunmi Akinnifesi, who was Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2005, has just returned from a 2-year public break, armed with a Master’s degree from King’s College, London and already busy working on policy for the Lagos government.

And with beauty, and smarts, and the will to boot, the Y! magazine editors have presented her as their proud alternative to the international People magazine choice for World¹s Most Beautiful Woman 2013, Iron Man actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

The global pop-culture shock at the decision coupled with an already seething defensiveness about the audacity of deciding on the world’s most beautiful female from the comfort of the United Kingdom inspired us to take the challenge ­ who would we choose as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman? The editor, Chude Jideonwo, said Omowunmi Akinnifesi who, incidentally took the Nigerian version of the title eight years ago, came into the country just right in time.

Editorial Spread
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The magazine also includes incisive op-eds on life and country by some of the country¹s best, the Y! list of the Most Influential in business and politics. Plus an exclusive sit-down with the Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

This is rounded up with the best in the culture ­ music, movies, television, places, literature, radio, and a fashion spread.

Omowunmi Akinnifesi covers Y! Magazine's June 2013 Issue - June 2013 - BellaNaija001

Photography: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Managing Editor: Adebola Williams
Stylist: Ebun Aboderin
Profile by: Wilfred Okiche

The issue is currently available for sale across the country. You can get a copy at any of the House of Tara stores in Lagos, Abuja, Ilorin, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Kano, Ibadan and Kaduna as well as from Y! campus representatives in 19 states.

For more information and general inquiries, log on to | follow them on Twitter @YNaijaMagazine. You can visit the website for information on how to pay with your mobile phone, and have the magazine delivered to you.


  1. Joan

    June 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I won’t lie, mehn, she’s gorgeous 🙂 #NoHomo

    • Amaka

      June 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm


    • Joan

      June 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      hmm you too lol.

  2. jcsgrl

    June 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Huh??? No comment

  3. be real

    June 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    pretty indeed..very gorjuss

  4. tee

    June 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    shes really pretty no doubt but no need for all them titles!!!!!!!!not interested………

  5. trendyrammy

    June 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm


  6. If you like vex!

    June 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It seems those writers at ynaija where smoking the cheapest weed! They need to upgrade! Yes she’s pretty but most beautiful in the world? Abeg lets restrict it to her village!

    • bidibang

      June 5, 2013 at 5:26 am

      yes o my dear….shes pretty but lets not forgetit is airbrushed ha!!! she no fine pass me o!!! shuuuu

    • Omo1

      June 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Yes o! Pretty but definitely not most pretty in the world..probably a random selection or something

  7. X- Factor

    June 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! End of discussion….

  8. damsel

    June 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    She might not be the most beautiful in the world but she is beautiful.

  9. Tomi

    June 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm


  10. Odior

    June 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    if you like vex…….LMAO at your comment… know we like to over do in Naija

  11. Ibinabo

    June 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    she’s pretty, but obviously not the most beautiful in “the world”.

    • Msunderstood

      June 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      So gwyneth Paltrow is? I say we make our own rules n titles.

  12. Dora the explorer

    June 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    tooo fineeeeeee!

  13. Obongawan

    June 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    She is very beautiful. But most beautiful girl in the world is a stretch. Even in Nigeria she wouldn’t even be in the top 1 million.

  14. Bella

    June 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Not in the world and believe me am not hating. #justsaying. Omoge is not ugly but not world abeg.

  15. dunkknnooooeeeeee

    June 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    yes oo she is our own miss world er and munachi!!!! go on naija beautiies!!!!!!!!

  16. Abiola

    June 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Greatest Akokitessss….Omowunmi..kiss

  17. Retrochic

    June 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    she is really pretty

  18. cathy

    June 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    fab and fooooinnnnnnnnne

  19. Rukky

    June 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    She’s beautiful but not the most beautiful woman in the WORLD haba! You want make fatima zohar-godabari vex lol

  20. Idak

    June 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    she looks better than most of the women i have heard being addressed as ”World’s most beautiful woman.

    • mak

      June 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

      I totally agre with [email protected] if it were to be any of those western magazines abroadthat titled one of their plastic surgeoned body celeb like this most Nigerians and.especially ladies won’t disagree ooo, just as they have done here with their comments ,thank y’all 1luv BN

  21. pynk

    June 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    she’s prettiest with the braids.

  22. Gusty

    June 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm


  23. sade A

    June 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    nice pics… couldnt dey find anorda brainy book for her to pose with dan IGCSE????

  24. Bella

    June 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    She is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Beautiful, especially with the braids.

  25. Just saying...

    June 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    So also Gwyneth Paltrow is not the most beautiful woman in the world too…

  26. Nawa OOO

    June 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    she is soo pretty with braids!! her skin is beautiful! she is betta than some krawkraw ladies out there

  27. Yinkz

    June 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    One thot, why is her pant lines/curves showing in the white dress?

  28. ade

    June 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    She is beautiful like everyone else.

  29. Deedee

    June 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    She is really beautiful…..

  30. Ade

    June 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Very beautiful lady!!!! Has a face and body that stands out. Gorgeous!

  31. ib

    June 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I know i can be evil but not evil enough to deny this girl is beautiful. Love the ghana weave look.

  32. christiana Akanno

    June 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    she’s so beautiful

  33. Mma

    June 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm


  34. Aryah

    June 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    As long as I am alive, I am the most beautiful woman in the world. Shikena

    • Omo1

      June 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Hahahah! Datz all!

  35. Someone

    June 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

    This is nice ,I believe n I accept it, Americans jus sit there and pick there people. And tag them ah most this and that in the world not even limiting thereslve to America ,whereas they’ve not seen others from other parts of the world. Gwynelth Paltrow is fine but she totally has nothing on omowunmi, Ymag ,way to go. N yeah she does deserve it

  36. Oaken

    June 5, 2013 at 3:04 am

    She has gained weight….not bad

  37. Babious

    June 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    she beautiful but not the most beautiful girl in the world. then again this are just titles.
    PS:given someone the most beautiful girl/woman in the world is not just about looks alone, its about what they’ve achieved how they influence people and the world at large. Omawunmi is pretty yes bt i”ve not seen anything else to warrant that title.

  38. DOO

    June 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

    she is fine but my baby is finer than her


    June 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I thing OMOWNMI IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD. Both inside and outside. Have you met her?She’s so charming, adorable, sweet and innocent. She deserves this title. She is also scandal free. All that has been written are false stories and lies by pple who wish they wer in her shoes. She has done nothing to you so stop beefing. I LOVE YOU OMOWUNMI SEXY! SMART! HOT! BEAUTIFUL!

    • lola

      June 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      kk. We don hear!

    • Oaken

      June 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Lmao…omowunmi, you may now exhale….whoooosahhhhh

  40. Demmy

    June 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    she is really pretty, I love her. x

  41. OLA

    June 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I just love her. BEAUTIFUL as always. STRIKING as usual. Welcome back Omowunmi. We have missed seeing you on Bella Naija. Please BELLA, BELLA, BELLA… many times did i call you? Show more of Omowunmi. The real diva is back. Not all those wanna bes on the redcarpet today. THANKS

  42. Africanbeauty

    June 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Why are these women crying about the title. Omowunmi is gorgeous with a perfect body, u go girl with ur pretty self.

  43. Girlgotanopinion

    July 5, 2013 at 5:20 am

    And thanks once again commentators on Bella! I only come down here to read the comments. You all have me laughing my head off with the love and hate spewed under the cloak of no names hahaha. Carry on folks.

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