The official press release for the Miss Liberia pageant was held on February 28, 2020 in Liberia at MICAT official headquarter in Liberia.
The below information was posted yesterday on Mollyn Giselle Jarbo’s (Miss Liberia U.S.A 2013), Facebook page by Jamuel Kullie , who currently works at The Ministry of Information Culture & Tourism. Please read through.
The of Liberia through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism has lifted the temporary moratorium placed on the organization of Miss Liberia.
Making the disclosure at a MICAT Special Press Conference, Deputy Information Minister for Press and Affairs, Hon. Eugene L. Fahngon alongside the Ministry’ Lead Consultant on Pageantry, Miss. Mollyn Jarbo who represented the Deputy Minister for Cultural Affaires and Tourism, Hon. Lance Gbo-Gonyon said that the organization of the event will be led by MICAT with support from a National Steering Committee and an Event Planner.
An approach which is intended to address challenges that have diminished the prestige and morale of the Miss Liberia Crown and there by causing a sharp declined in the zeal and momentum of the Pageant.
Minister Fahngon named
some of those challenges to be:
1. The over centralization of the Pageant that has limited local participation
2. Poor organization – low standards that are incompatible to internationally acceptable pageant standards.
3. Lack of transparency – lack of transparency in the selection process at the county-level especially during recruitment and auditioning.
4. Inadequate financial support – limited sponsorship from the government of Liberia and the private sector.
5. Inadequate eligibility
Standards – organizers are sometimes pressured into allowing ineligible contestants; including overage, poorly educated, and wrong alignment of contestants to counties.
6. Inability of organizer to provide prizes promised to participants.
The minister forwarder disclosed that the Miss Liberia Beauty Pageant seeks to promote the Beauty and Diversity of Liberia’s Cultural Heritage and it is also aim at promoting National Unity and is the platform for the empowerment of young Liberian women by affording them the opportunity to showcase their talents, charisma, beauty and academic excellence.
For her part, the Led Consultant on Pageantry at MICAT, Miss. Mollyn Jarbo said the application process for who be contestants is now on going and will end at the end March 2020.
She informed the general public that Application Form can be pick up at MICAT and at the Superintendent office at the County level.
Additionally, she disclosed that the Country has been divided into the following zones for Audition purposes.
Zone 1: Grand Gedeh, Rivergee, Sinoe, Grand Kru, and Maryland
Zone 2: Bong, Nimba and Lofa
Zone 3: Montserrado, Bomi, Cape Mount and Gbarpolu
Zone 4: Bassa, Rivercess and Margibi
KICKOFF of the Event:
There will be 30 Queens selected from the audition to participate in the main event in Monrovia at the KICKOFF level.
Which means, 2 queens will be selected from each County and all 30 queens them will be participating in KICKOFF in Monrovia, after which 15 queens will be selected for the grand finals. One Queen per County.
To be eligible to participate in the Miss Liberia 2019/2020, participants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a Liberian Citizen;2. Resident of Liberia six months prior to county audition;
3. Age limit – 18-27 years old;
4. Single and never been married;
5. No child/children;
6. Must not have any criminal records;
7. Must be eloquent in spoken and written English, and have basic knowledge of the county you wish to represent;
8. Have humility and desire to advance the life of others;
9. Must be tertiary student or graduate (University, College and Technical) in possession of a valid high school diploma/WAEC/WASSCE Certificate.
10. Must meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss Liberia Pageant Committee
11. Must be in reasonably good health/present a health certificate at audition
12. Must be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the pageant committee.
Must have valid ID card (Voter Card, National ID card or Passport).
Note (Please bring two recent passport size photos)
Our prizes are gear toward reawakening the zeal and prestige of the Pageant
The prizes are as follow:
1. Cash Prize for top winners
2. Car for top winners
3. Education Grant for Top Winners for the duration of one year
4. Housing allowance Top Winners for the duration of one year
5. Laptop for top Winners
6. Phones for all finalists
7. Top Winners to represent Liberia at International and Regional Pageants:
Miss World, Miss Africa, Miss Universe etc.
8. Air-tickets and accommodation for the top winners to participate in these pageants
9. International and regional trip for top winners
10. Furnish Office for Winner
11. Lobby for sponsorship for top winners projects etc..etc.