Mass Comm Student Emerges Ist Runner Up in National Beauty Pageant

It is called Miss Bold, Beautiful and Glamorous (MBBG). The 2017 edition of this prestigious beauty pageant ended recently in Awka, with Winifred Igwe, a 200 level student of Mass Communication, Chuwkuwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) emerging the First runner up in the event. Queen of the day was Amaka Desire John, a 300 level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She beat five other queens (Winifred, Amarachi, Tejiri, Chioma, and Prcious) to become MBBG Nigeria 2017. However, both the first runner up (Winifred) and second runner up (Amarachi) are students of COOU, Igbariam campus. Amaka who was the second runner up is a 200 level student of Philosophy Department in COOU.

So you see, COOU hass beauty in all sizes. Two out of the three outstanding “huge” queens in Nigeria are from the institution. So you have seen. Increase your weight and join the league of celebrities.

Left to Right: Amarachi, Amaka (sitting), and Winifred with one of the organisers standing in the middle

The Six Queens that made the Grand Finale

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The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. am proud to be a student of coou buh I won’t add weight oooo lol

    1. Why not? Don’t you want to be a fat queen?

  2. Lovely but not add Wight. Keep it up Winifred. (16)071

  3. chisom Janefrances

    wow!so happy for u wini.
    u guys really made us both d institution n also ur department proud.

  4. congratulations wini,u deserve it.

  5. Congrats dear…so happy for you

  6. Nnadozie Chikodiri

    Wow! So proud of you baby girl

  7. congratulations Wini……

  8. congratulations Winifred .despite the weight u still made it lol

  9. Is not easy to be proud of your size Congress wini

  10. Iferika Ogochukwu Anastasia

    Am so excited about this, not only because she is one of a coou student but also the same level with me…Congrats Winifred

  11. congrats for standing out and staying through to what you believe in

  12. congrats dear …at last u made it.

  13. Good job as for me if I were to be this fat I wouldn’t even have the courage to do so keep it up girl (69)

  14. She is a wonder to the world. This shows that when you want something you go for it to the last core. A very big congratulations to wini…

  15. Dike Miracle Chinelo

    Congrats dear

  16. wini wini…I knew from the start that you will win.congrats girl, we are proud of u.

  17. Wini You are beautiful and beauty is a rounded quality— not just superficial.You were created with purpose and uniqueness— crafted to stand out, not fit in. So be your own kind of beautiful, my darling. Don’t let the world tell you what that looks Have confidence and the brain that got you the crown.So proud and happy for you..

    1. Queen are you sure you are not a fat queen? You love this victory so much.

      1. umeanadu Tochukwu

        Lolzzz….fat queen

        1. I can take that as a compliment 😇

  18. congrats wini u merit d award

  19. Agwaraonye uchenna Maureen

    it’s a thing of joy and she have achieved something big in her life, congratulations! (34).

  20. am so happy for u wini congratuation

  21. Lol nice one….guess i should follow the league now.
    Congrats Igwe Winifred you made us proud

  22. chukwukadibia Adaobi

    congratulations Queen wini…

  23. Am so happy for u wini…………… We led others follow (COOU) but I love the way I am oooooo don’t want to be fat. Am a beauty queen like this

  24. Wini,even as u are fat, u are still beautiful. my advice to you is u remain the way you are or u reduce.

  25. ihejirika nmesoma

    congrat wini

  26. (11) congrats dear keep it up.

  27. bravo! to you winifred, u really make yourself proud and also your department Mass communication COOU. Am happy for you

  28. congratulations Wini……so happy for you.

  29. Udechukwu chiamaka

    congrat WINI…you deserve it my dear keep it up

  30. Udechukwu chiamaka

    congrat WINI…you deserve it my dear keep it up

  31. Ubah Geraldmarthin chidera

    congratulations to you Winifred

  32. congrats wini .I am proud of u

  33. congrats wini.I am proud of you

  34. Kudos to you Winifred.. keep making us proud

  35. Winifred has indeed shown that even a fat girl can be a beauty queen and a model. May be I should go and contest too. Thumbs up Winie, you are really a winner

    1. Maryjane you did not bring a contestant when you promised the department you would do so. Now you are praising another person. So you think I have forgotten?

      1. ikegbunam peter c

        is that not how they produce the likes of their current miss com?

        1. Peter I don’t know what you mean. You are on your own.

  36. This has indeed proven that anybody no matter the size can still be a model/a beauty queen.

  37. Congratulations dear we are proud of you

  38. Agbasimelo sharon

    congrats..wini u really made us proud

  39. Congratulations dear

  40. Sharon are you as fat as the queen you are commending? I think you will also win Miss Bold and Beautiful if you contest o.

  41. A very big congratulation to u Winnie. We are proud to have u as our fellow communicator.”mass Comm nwere mmadu”.Bravo!!!

  42. What a wow. Congrats dear. U made us proud.

  43. congratulations wini am so happy for ur success .

  44. Congrats wini u really made us proud…

  45. Adaeze patrick amechi

    I dunno y pple address pple as fat,dats body shaming….dese ladies r plus sized….my God!…wat is wrong wiv pple dese days?and yes i am plus sized too….

  46. Chukwurah Uzoamaka

    Congrates baby girl…I wish u more beautiful crowns

  47. Muotolum victoria

    well not withstanding that you emerged the winner, more grease to your elbow and plenty grace to excel…….
    abeg when will you share the money na i have been waiting for it since

  48. ‘Bold and beautiful’, mehn, that’s creativity. Now modeling is not just for skinny girls. Maybe I should organise something similar. But this time for short girls. They won’t be left out any longer.

    1. Are you sure you will find those who will pick the form if you decided to organize that?

  49. Nneka precious udekwe

    Congratulations dear I wish u all the best

  50. Nkiruka Nwachukwu

    Hmmmmm congratulation dear you made it

    1. Nkiruka Nwachukwu

      Nkiruka Nwachukwu
      Hmmmmmmm,congratulation dear you made it.

  51. Emenanjo Onyinye. m.

    congrats baby girl, u have make it
    wishing you more crown

  52. Emenanjo Onyinye. m. quiz 20

    congrats baby girl u have make it wishing you more crown (quiz no. 20)

  53. Congrats Winifred,Nice one.

  54. congrats

  55. onwuegbusi kenechukwu

    congrats wini

  56. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Congrats Winifred! This is really challenging. In essence it vividly conveys a message that we can attain to any height in life not withstanding the size or circumstance that may surround us and also if only we don’t relent in our dreams. I guess You may have been discouraged by so many people and most especially friends before venturing into this, but here you are now being celebrated as a beauty queen. Wish you more greatness! Soar higher coursemate!!

  57. Umeugo Ifunanya Vivian

    Congrats Winifred! May you be elevated more higher…

  58. Tnx all i really appreciate……kudos to all plus size ladies….pls let’s(plus size ladies)not feel intimidated n be proud of what we got bcos what a slim gal can do a plus size lady can do beta….


  59. Congrats girl….
    Go on Mr Best it will be a great plat form

  60. Congrats girl..i’m so happy for you

  61. Ofodile Diana uchechukwu

    Congrats Wini you indeed fabulous

  62. Anijekwu charity obioma.

    Congrats babe, am very proud of u dear.jt dn’t allow people 2 pull u down, bt be courageous en stand out among d best. Bravo nwa mara mma keep it up!!

  63. hahahahaha
    “huge” queens
    so funny
    congrats to them by the way

  64. Congratulation winiFred you are moving to a greater height do not give up.

  65. nwufo vivian Chidimma (106) " group 2"

    wow, this is great (COOU) is always an institution known for success. F
    at girl are not to be depressed but proud of their stature.

  66. congrats dear, keep it up see u at the apex.

  67. okoye Mmesoma Paschaline

    congrats wini u deserve it.

  68. chinweuba tobechi m.

    congratulation wini…

  69. Udorji Ozioma Yvonne

    congrats Wink baby

  70. Ndubuisi Miracle Queen

    Congratulations Winifred

  71. so proud to be a student of coou,we have it all!!! congrats wini deariee

  72. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    Mehn.we need something like this for skinny guys😀


    congrats wini

    1. I like this name o. Henry Bible nogu. You are really representing the SUG very well. Keep it up.

  74. congrat winifred on sucess keep it up

  75. Talented lyndoskky

    Hahahahahaha congrats Wini… Buh I don’t think I still need to add another size to my size…. Cos it will spoil market and show for me

  76. congrats miss wini is never easy..keep it up.

  77. Congratulations Wini….. is not an easy task kudos to you dear (26)

  78. congrats Wini darling….am happy for you (21)

  79. 2015054145
    congrats baby girl so happy for you

  80. ubagu Nneka
    congrats qeen

  81. Congrats dear, I will like to be like u when I grow up. lol. quiz (01).

  82. Wow congratulations wini am really happy for you more grace to your elbow and more grace to your excellence

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