It took a little faith in God and herself plus a bit of hard work for Miss
Okpakpa Ogheneruona Lauretta, an indigene of Delta State to emerged the
First Runners up for Face of Rhodies World Online Photo Contest (3) in a
contest she described as tough and highly competitive. She was so
thrilled when team Rhodies World visited her for an exclusive interview
after the crowning and prize presentation ceremony in Akwa Ibom State. Click HERE to know more about Face Of Rhodies World Online Contest.
Thus she began……
Okpakpa Ogheneruona Lauretta is my name and moreover the First Runners up
Face Of Rhodies World Online Photo Contest. I love taking pictures and I
think it is my passion for picture that drew me to face of Rhodies World
First of all I want to thank the almighty God for his grace, and then my
friend Omy, who introduce me to face of Rhodies World, my family who were
all very supportive especially my sister, my friends made me feel so much
love, actually there are so many name to mention but I can’t.
The 3rd edition of face of Rhodies World online photo contest has come and
gone but its memory lingers on. I won’t say I was sure of making the first
three nor say it was anything easy, so by faith I was moved to give a
special offering in church, I prayed everyday to God and am grateful He
has seen me through.
I only used to hear about Akwa Ibom State, but ever since I step my foot
here for the crowning and cash presentation at Rhodies World
headquarters in Uyo, the State capital it was an experience of a life time
courtesy of Rhodies World. And I am already missing the next edition.
So many friends discouraged me about this contest, they said so many
things against it, also considering the fact that no charge was demanded
from the contestants and all we had to do was vote vote vote and at the
end you just walk up and get the prize money, this rarely happens, most
especially here in Nigeria. But as I speak, I have received my prize money
in full no gimmicks nor grammar was involved.
As a beauty queen I think my skin is paramount, I have to watch what I do
what I eat etc while paying more attention to eating lots of fruits,
drinking lots of water and exercising to keep myself up and running at all
I have actually learnt from this contest that we can actually achieve our
dreams and aspiring but that we have to have a little faith in God and in
ourselves, be determined, be hard working and never give up the pursuit
until we get there.
From the onset I had rated face of Rhodies World online photo contest
100%, I knew it was your total number of vote that will count not the
number of friends that tells you they voted, and even when result are
released only after voting ends I still stand by my words.
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Photography: Creative Studio Nigeria