In a heartfelt message from the Miss Nigeria USA 2019 queen, Funmike Lagoke expressed her profound joy and pride for Udeme Ikaiddi, the newly crowned queen of Miss Nigeria USA 2023.
With unwavering support, the former queen congratulated Ikaiddi on her well-deserved victory, acknowledging her consistent dedication from the very beginning of the competition.
Lagoke emphasized the importance of carrying the title with grace and class, representing both Nigeria and the USA.
The California-based Miss Nigeria UsA 2019 urged Ikaiddi to maintain her truest self, embodying the essence of a queen, regardless of the context – whether it be in work, school, or personal life.
She reiterated that being a queen means knowing oneself and standing firm in one’s trust assets.
In an exclusive interview with Being Nigerian affiliated Washington DC-based news network, the ex-queen shared the wisdom she had gathered during her reign, quoting the sentiments of the contestants who had been asked about what it means to be a queen.
They all agreed that being a queen is about self-awareness, staying true to oneself, and confidently navigating all aspects of life.
With these inspiring words, the outgoing queen passed the torch to the new beauty queen, expressing her conviction that Ikaiddi is more than ready to assume the role of reigning Queen for Miss Nigeria USA 2023.
Ikaiddi’s journey is marked not only by her victory but also by the invaluable guidance and encouragement of her predecessor, ensuring a bright and confident reign ahead.