Chizzy Ogari is the current Little Miss Nigeria International and in this interview with Arogbonlo Israel, the pretty and eloquent beauty queen spoke on her dream of becoming a doctor, advocating for the girl-child and many more.
Briefly tell us about yourself. Who is Chizzy Ogari?
I’m the current Little Miss Nigeria International. I’m 9 years old, an indigene of Rivers, Southern part of Nigeria. I’m currently in Basic 5 at Delphi International school. I’m smart, intelligent and friendly, but dislike bullying. I like writing, reading and swimming. I would like to be a medical doctor, precisely a surgeon. It enables me save more lives as I can because, it grips me seeing people in pains due to one ailment or the other. Would also like to advocate for child rights and have a foundation to support the girl-child because I have soft spot for the less privileged children.
What makes you unique?
My resilience makes me unique. This makes me not give up no matter how difficult the task might be.
When did you join pageantry?
I had interest for pageantry when I was 5 years old. I have always dreamt of becoming a queen with a crown on my head because, I believe queens have the positive mindset to change the world. So, I started working towards this. Firstly, I contested for Little Miss Intelligent. Also, I was about contesting for Little Miss Africa but couldn’t achieve it because of the outbreak of COVID-19, hence, the event was called off then. I was privileged to contest for Little Miss Nigeria and won the crown as Little Miss Nigeria International.
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Tell us about the obstacles you faced during the contest and how you overcame them?
Well (Smiles) Most challenges faced by contestants in major competitions are the audience and questions, but I didn’t see them as obstacles because, I had practiced well and also used to making presentation in front of an audience. However, at the event (the just concluded Little Miss Nigeria), I was intimidated by some contestants who felt I was showing off and that made me sad, but by the grace of God, I won the crown.
What made you stand out amongst other contestants?
My immaculate use of diction and confidence.
You can be honest about it, did you expect that win?
Yes (Sighs) I expected it. Like I said, I had been practising and always believe in God’s grace.
Who is your role model?
My role model is my mum because she built the confidence in me and she is the brain behind my success.
How did you feel when you were called the winner?
Wow (Excited) I felt fulfilled and was overwhelmed with great joy.
What advice do you have for young girls who would like to join pageantry?
My advice for young girls who would like to join pageantry is that, they should firstly believe in themselves. Secondly, they should not think that pageantry is all about displaying of beauty and cat walk instead they should see it as an opportunity to showcase intelligence, talent and much more. For this reason, they should be studious and prepare to go the extra mile in their build up for any task.