Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Character and intellectual radiance are the true constituents of a model—Queen Beatrice Uwamai


Beatrice Uwamai, 22, is the 2nd runner up of Miss Peace Africa 2021. In this exclusive interview with Topflyers Magazine, the elated model speaks about her experience during the pageantry.



Can you tell us about yourself?

My name is Beatrice Uwamai. I am from Edo State  and a student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma. I am the 2nd runner up of Miss Peace Africa 2021 and I am the Miss Peace Africa Top Model 2021. I am 22 years old.

How do you feel being part of the winners of the pageantry?

I feel good. I am super happy about it and I thank God for everything. I was not expecting to be among the winners but grace found me.

Did you know you would be among the winners of the pageantry from its onset?

From the onset, I truly didn’t know I would win. However, I hoped and prayed for it from the onset of the pageantry because I contest to win, I don’t contest to fail.

What did you enjoy most about the pageantry?

I enjoyed many things that were done in the cause of the pageantry. However, the one I enjoyed most was when we were asked to showcase what we could do best.

So what did you showcase?

I love dancing. Dancing is actually my hubby so I did a leg walk/dance, I displayed a skillful “Pokoli” dance while putting on heels. The dance wowed people and attracted a lot of admiration, support, interest and belief in me.

What do you think you did differently that made you standout and emerge as one of the winners of Miss Peace Africa?

I don’t really know but I guess it was because of my dancing skill, my cat walking steps, and my resilience. I really tried my best, I put in a lot of efforts.

Some people believe models are sexually loose and may need to be sexually intimate with certain people to win pageantries. What is your reaction to that?

It is not true that models are loose. Models are decent people although a few of the bad ones make people generalize and label models as sexually loose.

What do you advice models who encounter are required to give sexual gratifications to men in order to win pageantries?

I will tell them not to do so. As a model, be good with the nitty-gritty of pageantry and modeling and if you prepare hard enough, one day your time of greatness without moral debasement will come.

What do you think makes a good model?

Character and intellectual radiance are the true constituents of a model. It is not just about beauty. Being a model is beyond being beautiful. Real beauty manifests in character

What are your best meal and colour?

My best food is fufu, with ogbono soup and plenty bush meat (laughs) while my best colour is pink.

So during the Ebola virus period when Nigerians were warned to avoid eating bush meat, how did you survive without bush meat?

We are Africans; Ebola doesn’t affect the black man. Our blood is very strong so I was still eating bush meats.

What of Corona virus. Would you say it cannot affect Africans too?

Well, it is a different case, but what I know is that it is God that is saving us and not the preventive measures recommended by World Health Organization.

What is one thing you can never do in life irrespective of the pressure on you?

I will never kill somebody emotionally or otherwise and I will never deny God.

In a game of truth and a lie, tell us something true about you and something not true then allow the audience to guess which is the truth and the lie.


I have been to the United Kingdom but I don’t have a passport.

Behind every successful man there is a woman and vice-versa. Is there a man behind your success in Miss Peace Africa Pageant?


Yes, there is a man behind my success... (laughs).

 How can people reach you?

You can reach me through Instagram via Beatrice April and on twitter my handle is April.

Who are the people you would like to give a shout out to?

I will like out to give a shout out to my mum, Mrs. Fortune Uwamai, my babe and man, Pascal, all my friends and the CEO of Miss Peace Africa, Miss Ofure.