Chidinma Leilani Aaron has been crowned the winner of the 2018 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
The grand finale of the pageant took place on Sunday at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
Eighteen contestants took to the stage at the commencement of the finale before they were pruned to 12 finalists.
The top 12 finalists are Ntan Nton, Egede Lagele, Thomas Mseve, Ameh Munirah, Otunba Ifunaya, and Shitta Remilekun.
Others are Tizhe Usa Miriam, Okudili Odinaka Doris, Agida Stephanie, Ugwu Ijeoma, Aaron Chidinma Leilani, and Dunu Chisom Olivia
Following the emergence of the top 12, the contestants were again cut to five.
Dunu Chisom, Ntan Sharon Nton, Ameh Munirah, Agida Stephanie and Aaron Chidinma Leilani were the contestants who made the top five pick.
Subsequently, Ameh emerged the second runner-up while Dunu was named the first runner-up.
Aaron, winner of the pageant, will take home N3 million, a luxury apartment and an automobile. She takes over the crown from Mildred Ehiguese who won the 2017 edition.
There was no registration fee for the 2018 edition of the pageant in a bid to be all-inclusive and “to prevent financial restraints on the part of young ladies who are truly deserving of the ultimate title”.