Idara Inokon has emerged winner of Miss Nigeria United State of America 2017 beauty pageant held on Saturday night into early Sunday morning in New York.
Idara, representing Akwa Ibom, was crowned by the former holder of the title, Miss Lola Adeoye.
She beat 13 other contestants to emerge winner.
The new Miss Nigeria USA, who was the fourth to be crowned in the pageant, carted home $10,000 in prizes, according to Joy Fakhoury, a representative of the organisers of the annual beauty pageant.
She would also embark on a pet project aimed at impacting on indigent Nigerians back home.
Each of the contestants represented her culture in the pageant that was meant to promote the richness of Nigerian culture, the diversity of its people, the beauty and intellect of the Nigerian lady and to promote togetherness and unity among Nigerians in the Diaspora.
Miss Ondo – Ayoyemi Ajimatanrareje, emerged the First Runner-up, Miss Lagos – Susan Adeyemi, emerged the Second Runner-up, while Miss Rivers, Lucy Edosomwan, emerged Miss Congeniality, in the keenly contested pageant.
The contestants were tested on intelligence, carriage, beauty, knowledge about Nigeria, Nigerian culture, and planned contributions to Nigeria through a pet project during their reign.