Two years ago, 21 year old Nyekachi Douglas was in the klieglights, carting home a coveted trophy the envy of most girls her age.
At the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Bayelsa State, Douglas defeated thirty-six other contestants to take home the coveted crown of “Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria”.
Part of her winning package was a brand new car and representing Nigeria at the Miss World 2019 pageantry
Two years later, there appears to be more to the crown than meets the eye.
The hitherto toast of many is lamenting what she describes as hardships that attended her reign on the throne.
This was after she handed over the crown to Oluchi Madubuike on Saturday.
Commenting on her Instagram page on Monday, she said:
“In the very last moments, it was hard. It was the longest but at the same time the shortest reign. It felt like I did so much but got so little. Sometimes I didn’t want to be called Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria because of how hard it was,” she wrote.
If Nyekachi did not have a fulfilling reign, she believes the organisers were largely responsible as she added that they were not “doing enough”, which implied this hindered her from doing enough on the throne.
“Sometimes I hated @mbgn_silverbird, @silverbirdmbgn, organizer because I felt they were not doing enough,” she said, “I started to feel like the crazy one when I asked for what we deserved. I questioned myself and the fight.”
The Eagle reports that Nyekachi, did Aftica proud 2019 at the Miss World pageant.
Despite not winning, her friendly disposition and warmness towards the eventual winner, Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh caught the attention of the world.
She was later invited by the Jamaican Consulate in Abuja which also congratulate her for placing high at the beauty tournament and, of course, for her friendly attitude.
“If only you understand the unspoken words, she clearly didn’t say it all but this is deep. I noticed all along. MBGN organisers should do better. Go for real talents and when you are lucky to find one, value them,” the Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Esmond Reid said of her