The newly crowned “Most Beautiful Girl, Eko 2016’’, Miss Ayanfe Falana, on Tuesday said that the role of a beauty queen was a multi-tasking job that required energy, courage and determination.

Falana, at the 40th Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, said that there was more to being a beauty queen.

Miss Nigeria Pageant is organised by the Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN) in partnership with many organisation and the media.

The pageant show held at the Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The beauty pageant which commenced in 1957 had been an important event since then for both young and old and has attracted young female participants across the country.

Commenting, Falana, said that the beauty pageant ceremony was just the climax of all the trainings, orientations and weeding tests that the contestants went through.

“It takes a lot to be a Miss Eko, it transcends the beauty queen that people assumed it to be. First, before winning you must exhibit what you have inside of you.

“Beauty queen is a combination of beauty and brain, because you have to be a motivator, a well composed person who could inspire people and that is why we are asked to make speeches.

“As a beauty queen, you have to be polite which tells a lot of what is inside of you; one must be courageous and have a good understanding about the society.

“Beauty queen role above all must be a good role model; no scandal should be heard because our lives are in the mirror and the eyes of the world,’’ she said.