NIGERIA – For the first time in the history of beauty pageants, no winner was announced, no queen was crowned. All the contestants of the 2016 Most Beautiful Girl in Nnewi pageant held on December 30, 2016 were disqualified by the sponsor of the pageant, business mogul Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah for failing to meet up to expectations – and that’s putting it mildly.

The show which took place in Nnewi, was all glitz and glamour as the beautiful ladies representing the various communities in the industrial town paraded the catwalk in their finest attires.

Things however took a sour and embarrassing turn when it was time for them to showcase their intelligence (or in this case, lack of it) during the questions session…

The audience and organisers were left in shock when none of the girls could answer any of the questions they were asked.

During the native attire section when they were asked the creativity of what they were putting on, one of them said she’s putting on purewater cloth while another said she’s putting on cat cloth because “Busu” (pussycat) is her best pet.

The show has been postponed to December 2017.

Speaking to The Star, Princewill Atasie, one of the organisers of the pageant explained that the questions were surprisingly, very easy questions like ‘What is the name of the Nigerian president?’, ‘who is the traditional ruler of Nnewi?‘ and so on but the girls all had ‘no idea’ what to say.

He went on to say that “the only girl who got close enough to getting an answer right said the name of the Nigerian president is Dr. Mohammed Buhari.”

Feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their display of dumbness, Dr. Ubah took back the brand new car which he had promised to give to the winner and advised the girls to go back to school.

And to aid their quick return to school (maybe), he shared the cash value of the car prize to the wannabe-beauty queens.