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Beauty Queen returns crown over ‘sexual harassment’



Miss Cynthia Ugbah, winner of Queen of Trust International 2015, has resigned her position over an alleged claim of sexual harassment by the organizers of the pageant.

According to her resignation letter obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja Cynthia said her decision was informed “after much thought and careful consideration.’’

“I am convinced that my decision is in our mutual best interest and for the sake of peace.

“I’m sorry that circumstances at your pageant leave me with no other alternative than to resign but I thank you for whatever support I did receive during my time with your organization.

“I have already returned the crown and all other materials.’’

Cynthia alleged that since her resignation, the organizers have been tarnishing her image on the social media.

“I don’t think I did anything wrong in contesting …what I did was to fall into the wrong pageant where everything about them is full of packaging
“They wanted me to sleep with men for money and then give the money to them to better their own organization (apparently that is how it works).

“They are rogues, thieves, fake and most of all broke; they need pretty girls to fetch them money,’’ Cynthia said.

However, a statement from Ms Onyeka Agu, Deputy National Director, Nigerian Queen Beauty Pageant, organizers of the pageant, said Cynthia was officially dethroned for gross misconduct.

“All entitlement including her car will be handed over to the 2015 Runner up who can lead.

“We will be releasing more details shortly; we believe a beauty queen should be an example for others to follow,’’ Agu stated.