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Margaret Murray Crowned Miss Sierra Leone 2014

Margaret Murray Crowned Miss Sierra Leone 2014

Margaret Murray, who represented Bo at the 2014 Miss Sierra Leone beauty pageant, has won the crown.

The contest which attracted over 1,000 spectators was held at the prestigious Bintumani Conference Hall on Saturday 14th June 2014, with 10 contestants coming from 10 districts across the country.

The program started with a tribute video documentary for the late Annie Maude Cole (Miss Sierra Leone 2002); whose controversial death left most people in the country speechless.

Four appearances were made: beach wear, traditional dress, evening dress and the show climaxed with a question and answer session.

Intermittent live band stage performances of some popular artists gave the program the momentum it deserves.

The Miss Sierra Leone 2014 is the second national beauty pageant contest organized by the Miss Sierra Leone Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The Miss Sierra Leone Limited is the only recognized body that is charged with the responsibility of organizing the national beauty contest and it is to provide the full support to the possible winner to represent the country in all international beauty pageants.

The winner, Margaret Murray, went home with a cash prize of Le10,000,000; a car with license plate labeled “Miss Sierra Leone 2014”; a return air ticket to Europe, a monthly salary of Le 1,200,000. Ms Morray would be hired to spearhead some charitable projects in the country. She will also represent Sierra Leone at the Miss West Africa international Beauty Pageant, Miss ECOWAS Beauty Pageant, Miss Africa and Miss World beauty Pageant 2014/2015.

One million leones Le1, 000, 000 consolation prizes each was given to the 4th-10th contestants.

Divida Mariama Sesay –  Miss Western Area Rural won the 3rs position and was given a consolation prize of Le 3,000,000; Josephine Kamara who represented  Port Loko District took the first position in the talent exhibition because of her thrilling words of advocacy in the call to the global #BringBackOurGirls Campaign.

However, in the end she emerged the runner up and was awarded a consolation prize of Le 5,000,000.

High level government officials like the Minister of Tourism and Culture, The wife of the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to name but few, graced the occasion.

Report By: P.J Sandy (SaloneJamboree)

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