Miss OGACA Beauty Pageant Ukraine 2019
How I won the first runner-up and People’s Choice Award among the 12 most beautiful women in my university, at the Miss Ogaca Beauty Pageant Ukraine 2019. It was challenging but also interesting.
Have you ever felt like your too fat or too slim to fit into a particular place or to do a particular thing. I’m sure we all had that moment that we complain grudgingly that “I’m too fat or too slim, I need to add weight here and there, or I can’t do this because of my body size…” so funny right? I’m sure you might be wondering why I’m saying all these things. But am going to tell you a story about my recent experience.
I participated in a beauty pageant on the 21st of March 2019, for the title Miss Ogaca Ukraine and yes that’s my university, the Odessa State University of Civil-Engineering & Architecture.
It was a pageant for all the ladies in my university, so how did it happen? Just exactly at about 3:41 pm, on a cold Thursday afternoon, I was going through my phone, then my phone beeped and I saw this startling message about a beauty pageant contest for my university.
I sat down for a moment contemplating and then told myself that, “You can give it a try, if you’ve done it before…” Back in 2017, I participated in Miss Africa Ukraine in my city, Odessa, Ukraine. I won and was crowned as the Miss Africa Ukraine.
You may be wondering why I didn’t jump on the proposition immediately after I received the startling message for the competition. Since I’ve had some experience already.
But, that’s not the case, as there was something different about this one. Given the fact that the most beautiful white skinned girls and women in the world are from the Ukraine, it felt like a challenge for me because of my toned skin color, residential status, language difficulty and experience.
So, few weeks later to the program, I made up my mind that I would partake in the competition. It was not only about winning but to also have a wonderful experience. And so, I decided to opt-in.
I had no idea on what to present after the categories given with which were;self introduction, talent show and runway catwalk. I sat down reflectively on ideas and outfits for the segments of the show. I had nothing, which lead to my agitation on what exactly I was going to do. So feeling so agitated due to lack of ideas, I had already giving up hope and I was ready to call it a quit.
I didn’t know where the strength or ideas came from but I got it, I really wanted to do something divergent because I had a new type of audience.A friend of mine helped me to get through the introductory video, which was a success and it motivated further for my talent show.I asked myself how can I captivate an audience that where different and still have to stand out.
Meeting with all the contestants was a whole new level, I got to make new friends we had fun also practiced together and they were fun moments. So the day finally came and we were called up to the stage and I was there all tensed up,shaky and my feet where so wet and all eyes was on me. The time came, I was called up and the crowd screamed and I was surprised because it really got the audience… So my performance also caught the audience because they had not seen that type of performance….
down to who was going to get the crown. So they started calling the other girls names and there was I standing waiting to be called so I was finally called and guess what.. I didn’t win but I came second and I won miss people’s choice. It was such a treasured moment I would never forget.