Miss Isabella Ayuk who was on Saturday, May 5, 2012 crowned winner of the MBGN 2012 beauty pageant, was allegedly disqualified as the representative of Nigeria at the Miss World Beaty pageant in June on the basis of age falsification.
The beauty queen on July 14, 2012, for the first time reacted to the allegatios against her via her Facebook page. According to her, ”Scandal is necessary for stardom. Envious people always exist especially when they are afraid of your rising. As giant we will dwarf them. In God I will always Trust. If God says YES, no human can say NO, who God has blessed, is indeed blessed”.
She has since resumed at the NYSC camp as a youth corp member, which she claims is her reason for not going for the Miss World pageant. However, the organizers of MBGN claims that she was not disqualified.
Miss Dammiete Granville Charles, the first runner up, has been chosen to represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageant which is to hold on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Mongolia, China while miss Ayuk will be representing the country at the Miss Universe pageant.