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IT TAKES SELF CONFIDENCE: about that one time I was in a beauty pageant

May 13, 2020


Hey faves! If I told you that I was in beauty pageant and I didn’t make it to the first five would you believe? A whole me! A spec! Well that’s because it was the pageant for MISS BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL. Some of you might be wondering why i contested, some of you might be wondering why I didn’t win and that’s the Lipton of the tea I’d be serving today, the hot water is the confidence part that I’m dragging into this whole gist, like what concerns confidence and me not winning even if it’s the 5th position.

I was a whole spec in camp!

I didn’t want to get on that stage even with all the promises of a good PPA (place of primary assignment) if I come at most 3rd. My problem wasn’t that I had stage fright but I’ve never had a reason to catwalk on a stage, to dance on a stage or even stand with one leg pushed out in front of the other all in the name of “beauty queen pose”. The people in my platoon were rooting for me, the hype during rehearsals, the hype on parade ground, I won’t lie it was boosting my self confidence. During choreography rehearsal (yes, that’s why Mayorkun’s Up to Something” would always taunt me) I would look at my competitors and diss them in my head, they were all beautiful but I wasn’t going to let anyone else win this.

The night of the pageantry, I took in multiple quick breaths and when I heard “platoon 1”, I held my head up high like a queen that I am and strutted that stage, giving the Queen of England wave and smiling so hard, I passed where I was meant to pose. With every new segment of the pageantry, I stopped hearing my platoon people cheer me up and that was when I started to hear myself clap for myself. I gave mental accolades and that made me feel the urge to do better when it got to the dancing part of the pageantry. I gbese-d so good that days later the compliments were “you should have won, you danced so well”, “so you can dance eh”.  Well, in my defense, the only  reason I didn’t win was because I wasn’t “big” enough and that was fair for me.

All I’m trying to say is that, if people won’t hype you up, hype yourself! A healthy amount of self confidence is super good food for your mental health. You have to be confident in yourself first before anyone else.

I’m never going to be in a forced beauty pageantry again lol. The part of the tea you should focus on is the hot water right? Now in the story focus more on how my self confidence did it for me, you can add Milo to your hot water, the Lipton is my own story. Yeah that’s it, that’s the tea.

PS: I deleted the pictures from that day because my make up was too white and somehow I used a black eye pencil gel. Yeah!

I hope this helps boost your confidence. Be your own cheerleader, others would follow!




Hi, faves! I’m Ndubuaku Lynda, a blogger, content creator and storyteller. I’m also a freelance writer. I also inspire millennials through my blog show. There are different categories on the blog. Get comfortable! Need to reach me? Send an email to ndubuakulynda@gmail.com or a dm to @whitenigeriangirl on IG

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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Jessica says:

    I was really looking forward to seeing pictures from that day tho😂
    You sure know how to inspire me a lot
    Thank you Whitenigeriangirl 🙏

    • WhiteNigerianGirl says:

      Those pictures would be in a museum in the future 😂😂😂. I’m happy this inspired you

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