The contestant from Nimba County, Wokie Dolo, has emerged as winner of the nation’s most glamorous and prestigious beauty pageant, Miss Liberia. According to the judges, she outperformed her fellow competitors with her poise, confidence and intelligence.
Dolo, managed to steal the show with her traditional warrior outfit, which served her well in her quest for the title. However, the first and second runners-up, Tina F. Nyunkor and Goretti L. Itoka from Lofa and Maryland Counties respectively, were the only contestants that seriously challenged Wokie for the title.
In a brief interview with the Daily Observer’s LIB Life, the newly crowned Miss Liberia 2016/2017 said she was not surprised when she was announced the winner, “I was just speechless.”
“Sincerely speaking, I had the confidence that I was going to win this year’s Miss Liberia judging from my previous experiences participating in other pageants.” In 2012, Dolo also captured the crown of her alma mater, Cuttington University.
“However, the first few minutes before I was called to give my speech, I was completely out of words. It sounds funny, but it’s true. Winning Miss Liberia is an honor which puts me in the right position to serve my country,” she said.
Meanwhile, finishing fourth in the competition, Alfreda Toomey from Grand Bassa, who was given the People’s Choice award, walked away with a cash prize of over US$2,000.
As the winner of the 23rd edition of Miss Liberia, held under the theme: “Beautiful Mind, Everything Liberia,” Dolo came away with a brand new car (a Renault), a cash prize and other fabulous rewards.
This year’s event was held at Destiny Entertainment Center, and featured 10 contestants.