Interview with Miss Premier Nigeria 2018/2019 – Esther Bernard
Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions about your pageant journey it’s lovely getting to know fellow pageant queens and more about the pageant system that they represent.
What made you enter pageants ?
In 2005 I watched a first pageant contest which was the MBGN and Queen Omowunmi Akinnifesi won the title after listening to her interview I fell in love with her because she was beautiful , smart , intelligent , bold an mist of all she had the heart of gold . So I asked my mum a question “mum can be I this confident on stage “an she told me I can be anything I want be in life if I focus and believe in myself that I can do it . Ever since then I have been working hard to get my dream achieved – secondly I’ve always wanted to make impact and be of help to the less privilege.
Can you tell us about your pageant journey so far ?
This will be my first title, my journey has been fun so far. I’ve competed in some local pageants while in college.
What the best thing that pageants have taught you ?
Pageants have thought me so much. But most significantly , this pageant has taught me how to be confident and independent.
What’s your dream title ?
My dream title is Miss World
What was it like when you won Miss Premier Nigeria ?
I was extremely excited when I won, even though I knew I worked hard for it, I was still in awe when my name was called so I couldn’t help but screamed and shed tears of joy .
What’s the best advice you have for fellow pageant queens ?
Be confident , believe in yourself , stay focus and have faith. Read online, make research on pageantry, watch videos online, practice practice and practice, above all, just be yourself, make sure you have fun and enjoy the process.
What have you been doing since you Miss Premier Nigeria?
I have been about several capacity building projects, I have been able to touch lives by donating reliefs materials , food and educational materials to orphanage , less privilege and public school. At the same time I’ve been preparing for my next charity event but it’s been on hold due to the pandemic.
What’s your favourite ever appearance ?
How has the lockdown due to COVID19 effected your pageant journey ?
Unfortunately this year’s pageant event have been postponed due to the COVID19, therefore extending my reign till after the pandemic. My charity event which was supposed to come up this April have been postponed till further notice too due to the pandemic ….
What makes a good pageant role model ?
Being a good pageant role model entails believing in your ability to make a difference and impact society.
What’s your favourite pageant round ?
The interview section is my favourite part, Because I get to express myself and get the judges to know that I’m the best choice for the title
How do you deal with pageant nerves ?
I have been doing lots of personal work on myself, I also got a coach who has really helped me to build self-confidence.
What made you decide to compete in your current system ?
When I came across the advert, I did my research on the pageant company and their previous achievements. I realized that the company can help me fulfil my dreams and accomplish my goals.
What’s your pageant platform and why ?
Touching life from different angles – Empowering the youths and less privileges. there are many youths within my catchment who seek opportunities to learn Skills. I support them so they can be useful to themselves and contribute to societal development
Social Media Links
Instagram : BianahBernard
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions for my pageant lockdown blog. It’s been lovely reading your answers and I wish you all the best in the future. Much love Charlotte Ms Diamond South Yorkshire 2020.