FONDCUP 2022 Maiden – Esther Essien Ukpong from Cross River State

FONDCUP 2022 Maiden – Esther Essien Ukpong from Cross River State

FONDCUP 2022 Maiden – Esther Essien Ukpong from Cross River State, is a beautiful 21 years old maiden, whose favorite color is red, because according to her, red represents passion and love.

Esther has very gifted hands, as she loves to recycle waste materials into reusable items, a skill she picked up from her mother while growing up.

She wishes to work with the vision and mission of the organization, if crowned FONDCUP 2022/2023 Queen. 


Tell us briefly about yourself and family?

My name is Esther Essien Ukpong. I was born on 21st October, 2000 and I’m 22 years old. I am from Obom-itiat, Ikoneto in Odukpani LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria. I was born and bred in the ancient city of Calabar, the capital of CRS precisely in Calabar South.

I am the first child in the family of 4 which comprises my father, mother, me and younger sister but presently 3 as I lost my dad on 1st December, 2022. My mum’s name is Mrs Mary Essien Ukpong and my junior sister’s name is Destiny Essien Ukpong. I am from the Efik tribe. I speak English, pidgin and Efik frequently. My hobbies are singing, acting, reading, cooking and recycling things. I am a 500 level student of University of calabar (Unical) studying Science Laboratory Technology. My statistics are 30(burst), 22(waist), 33(hip). I am 5.4ft tall and I weigh 55kg. My family is best described as a middle-class christian home despite being the descendant of a royal home as people would expect us to be traditional worshippers. My dad and mum are both nursery school teachers, while my sister is in ss3 at Command Secondary School ohafia.

My philosophy of life is “the difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.”

I grew up in a large extended family compound which comprises my great- grandparents, grandparents, father, mother, siblings, aunties, uncles, cousins and inlaws. This made me grow up listening to folktales most nights from my grandparents. Majority of the elderly ones still reside in the family compound while the younger ones are in different institutions both within and outside the country. My family is made up of peaceful, lovable and hospitable people. They played a very big role in raising me to become the respectable, lovable and strong woman I am today.

We have a tradition in my family that on the 25th December every family member must be present at the family compound and we celebrate for success and life of the year after going to church in the morning for Thanksgiving service/Christmas service. We come back and eat from a meal prepared in one pot by the women in the family. No one gets upset when his/her child is being cautioned and corrected. We appreciate good habits and etiquettes of life being taught in the family and we believe in giving every child quality education to help secure a better future. My family is united, hardworking, very encouraging and full of educated people.

Who is your role model?

I’ll say I have 2 role models

First is my grandmother Mrs Glory Patrick Ukpong. She is my role model because she has a kind heart. She would rather starve despite being an ulcer patient to see me eat; such a great sacrifice for love. She made sure I didn’t drop out of school when things were hard and did petty trading despite her age, just to see me finish secondary school. She is lovable, has a beautiful heart, a disciplinarian to the core. Despite her love for me, she wouldn’t stop to caution me when I go astray, she’s very strong and always smiling despite what life throws at her. She has taught me to always put others first before myself, an act of selflessness, and as proven that a woman doesn’t need a man to be successful despite being in a men-dominated world.

My second role model is associated with my passion, which is pageantry. She’s Miss Nyekachi Douglas (MBGN 2019) . This is because I fell in love with her excitement for another’s success (Miss Jamaica) when she won Miss world pageant in 2019. Her attitude is so rare in today’s world and has taught me to always continue clapping for others with joy in my heart that someday it will be my turn as well and also because she loves art and visits arts museums or galleries in her spare time this shows great love for culture and she’s a wisecrack ( entertains people around her with funny stories) this is so me.

What is your ideal Niger Delta?

My ideal Niger Delta is a peaceful and secured region where leaders have the citizens at heart and are accountable, adequate power supply, good constructed roads, clean and treated water supply, fully equipped hospitals, standard learning institutions for all levels, employment opportunities for graduates, adequate skill for those who don’t want to pass through school,  acceptance of one’s root and encouraging agriculture greatly. A Niger delta free from oil theft and its pollution. A region where women are allowed to lend their voices and lead in government positions.

What regrets do you have so far as a young lady and a pageant model? 

One regret I have as a young lady was missing the educational opportunity of studying nursing when I wrote and qualified for school of nursing because of my phobia for blood then and been too soft to work on the human body but now I see myself been sad when people need medical attention that my little idea would have helped but I can’t, cause it’s not my field of study. 

My regret as a pageant model had been spending years contesting within the same location and standard instead of upgrading because I saw myself not fit to compete in the outer world like I am now (low self-esteem).

How was your FONDCUP 2022 camp experience?

My FONDCUP 2022 camp experience was an amazing, educative and challenging one. It all started on 25th of November, 2022 even though I arrived camp as the last maiden I was welcomed warmly by the chaperone Mr Ehijay, immediately my vehicle drove inside the camp environment and then by the other maidens immediately I entered our sitting room, I was already tired and exhausted from the hectic trip but they had a way of making me laugh.

Then I got to have 2 different flavours of cakes from our birthday celebrant (Elizabeth Agbai- Miss Abia) after which I had my bath and went to bed. Woke up early the next morning for a workout session and got to meet our workout instructor, Mr Justin Ologun.

I don’t know if he could read my mind that sport is not my thing he made sure I partook in it fully as he usually placed me in front, the initial 2 days I was like there is really nothing in exercising till I started feeling the impact from day 3 when it became more intensive I took pain-relief pills before going to bed every night and by morning the pains had subsided. One thing I loved about the workout was my outfit from KoralX. It was fitting and I noticed despite how much I sweat it didn’t get wet. But I was usually scared of the workout section cause, I’m like, this small flesh I have managed to gain in years would all be off before my stay here runs out but I tell you this, I actually gain weight before leaving camp. Though meals were served twice daily it was satisfying and well balanced that most of my provision was still the same way I brought it. I missed my profiling on day 1 so another day had to be fixed for me.

On day 2 after the workout session and breakfast, we had our make-up done by Miss Pat and her assistant. It was time for an epic presentation though my wrapper wasn’t as colourful as the rest. I loved it cause it looked elderly and made me feel matured. I was dressed as a maiden returning from the market and I was made to talk about it. After which we had an epic group photoshoot. Then we assembled in our sitting room with our Director who asked us to check our respective emails then I say NO VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN which was our first intellectual presentation we were given few minutes to go through it and present, the tension in the atmosphere became high but I tried my best in the task, after we finished we presented it individually and freshen up and went for dinner then came back and slept. Day 3 we had our workout session as usual which was followed by the catwalk session led by Mr Devon Kelly( the queen maker) . I loved the way he walked and it actually boosted my spirit of walking on heels. Initially I wear heels but mostly block heels but I followed his instructions on walking with pencil heels that the pressure should be on your toes and not heels and this helped me walk better, from here we had our breakfast and came back to freshen up for the beauty of my Niger Delta campaign, here we were all dressed in our princess outfit and representing Cross River State I was dressed as Queen Elizabeth the way royalties in the efik kingdom dresses and gave a speech to suit why my Niger Delta was unique to me. Then we changed up and dressed in our talent outfit indeed the Niger Delta region is made up of brains everyone presented in their different outstanding ways and mine was a creative work of a local Christmas tree made from raffia tree and other local items that signifies the great vegetation of the region. After which we all changed up, showered and went for dinner then came back, had a chat among ourselves and went to bed.

Day 4 we had skill acquisition training on liquid soap making by Miss Peace Idono I learnt alot from here not just the soap making but the way to success and how to see life this really helped me as I got to appreciate her words better on the 1st of December after I received the shocking news of my life. I was really impressed by her teaching. She has meaning for every word and I got to know that our mood affects the chemicals used in soap making and as such you have to stay happy and focus to get a good result. From there, we changed into our casual wear and were provided with items (mud and water) for our native stove making task. We were all divided into groups of 3 and my group comprised of Miss CRS, Miss Delta and Miss Imo we shared ideas and the work came out pretty well and nice, I loved the team work among the 3 of us despite it been our 1st time then we went and freshen up and left for dinner.

Day 5 we had a workout, a catwalk session  and then we were taken to the farm where we uprooted cassava, brought it back, peeled and washed it, then it was grinded, bagged and taken for pressing. Despite the fact that my group had the smallest amount of cassava we didn’t give us, we believe that it wasn’t over till it was. So we kept giving it our best. After this we were interviewed by our director then we freshen up for dinner. I was so impressed with the way my body reacted to this. I thought I’ll be crawling to bed but then I was smiling and strong.

The next day been day 6 we have workout session though very mild, then breakfast and went in to prepare for our garri frying task. We were clothed in our aprons and toque courtesy of FONDCUP. We sieve our cassava and it was already looking like garri itself but was still wet. After which we set the fire boom. This is where issues came, our fire kept going off over and over again till we got helped and then the pot started misbehaving as it was a new pot. I learned that a new pot isn’t good for frying garri as it burns easily. We were asked to use palm oil to remove the burnt part from the pot but it came with repetition. I actually fried garri for the first time in my life. The experience was wow as I couldn’t wait to tell my family at home about it. In my mind I was saying FONDCUP thank you for increasing my bride price cause I’m now a full maiden of the region and can do everything that is attributed to my root. After the task, my face turned black and it took my teeth to show I was human at that point as my hand was hot from the fire it came in contact with countless times during the frying.

My group finished first because our cassava was the smallest and behold, our garri was ready and tasted really nice as I couldn’t stop having a taste of my work. Then we were interviewed on it and we started playing with the other maidens on childhood games it was really fun I enjoyed this part of the day most then we freshen up and went for dinner. At dinner we were given carbonated soda water to help in cleaning the smoke from our eyes. Then we came back to our hostel and I called my mum to wish her happy birthday and shared my experience of the day with her and slept off immediately after the call.

Woke up on day 7, we greeted each other happy new month and went out for the catwalk as we didn’t have a workout session that morning. After which we had a presentation addressing our paramount ruler and community on a natural disaster that befell the community, which we all did in our different understanding and was corrected by our director after the presentation. Then we were asked to change into our branded tee-shirt and face cap so we went for our soap making only for me to receive a call that made me lose balance instantly.

I tried to be strong and smile and went inside the bathroom to cry so I felt relief but it wasn’t just enough as I kept breaking down till the maidens got to be aware and informed the chaperone who came immediately and tried to sympathize with me. The love from the crew and maidens that day helped me stay sane as I was feeling my head burn. In order not to let it weigh me down too much, I wiped my face and joined the other maidens in the on-going soap making class. After which my producer spoke to me and gave me words of advice from her own experience. I tried staying strong throughout camp even though most of the days I broke down and could not help it. We had dinner but I could barely eat well as I lost my appetite, I couldn’t even sleep well and I kept crying till day break. The next day on day 8 we had our traditional attire display task and I danced my Cultural dance known as ‘Ntimi’ this is because I wanted to show the world that the efiks have other beautiful and captivating dances apart from the popular ekombi.

Then we had a session with our producer Mrs. Elizabeth Era. Then we had our camp experience interview and then the meIon peeling task, followed by the campfire night which I really anticipated but was not in my right frame of mind so I could barely dance but I enjoyed watching as it helped ease my heavy heart and head then we went to bed very late. That night I had mixed feelings. I was going to miss my new family and I was returning to be welcome with everyone looking sad. I didn’t sleep well that night. So I stood up and started preparing my luggages for my journey the next day.

Woke up on 3rd December and hugged everyone tight with tears in my eyes and in a few minutes we had all departed Amukpe.

I really enjoyed my experience at camp as it taught me teamwork, how to associate and relate easily, I can say I have improved greatly in speech, poise, leadership role, and even intellectually, as my horizon grew wider at FONDCUP. Thank you FONDCUP for having me and taking me back to my roots and giving me the privilege to learn something that I’ll proudly pass on from my generation to another.

6. How would you describe your roommates?(Mention their names and the state they represent)

My roommates were Miss Elizabeth Chinomnso Agbai(Miss Abia state) and Miss Faithful Orunor Ighoruemu (Miss Delta state).

I would say they are both nice people and are from good backgrounds as they showed characteristics of ladies that were brought up well.

Faithful is a type that talks slowly and less even though she wants to be really exposed. She was called daddy’s baby as we nicknamed her because she was either on call with her mum or dad and talked like she was going to cry in the next minute. I love her calm nature. She keeps to herself alot. She’s beautiful and a very nice person. She’s the natural kind of girl and had the longest hair in camp as a maiden. She’s very emotional and cries easily when hurt.

Lizzy as I fondly called Elizabeth on the other hand was our eldest in the room but never made us feel less of our mate most nights we chatted, as we both seem to share a lot in common. She came with everything needed just like I did. She’s very experienced in life and speaking maturely that’s one thing I loved about her. She’s very particular about her beauty routine and spends longer time in the shower unlike me. This made them call me the ‘2 second girl’. She has a giving heart and loves to share.

I love my roommates because we never fought. Rather we lived as sisters, we all knew our part of the bed and respected it. We even shared the cupboard without a single day’s problem. Anyone who didn’t have, the person who had didn’t take time in assisting. I became good friends with Miss Faithful and she introduced me to her aunty and uncle who are based in Delta state.

7. What have you learned from co-existing with your fellow maidens?

I have learned that despite our different languages, beliefs, culture and background that if we decide to live in peace and harmony then the Niger Delta region would be the most peaceful place to live and that no man is an island we all need each other to survive.

I also learned that peaceful coexistence comes from the heart and mind. That’s why we were able to stay for 8 days without a single argument, conflict or fight, and this allowed us to create more understanding, reach agreement and solve problems easily.

9. Why would you want to become the next FONDCUP QUEEN? 

Although every maiden contesting this year is amazing in their different ways. I would want to become the next FONDCUP QUEEN because I understand that it is not just about bearing the title nor wearing the crown, but a great responsibility which the crown gives me a complimentary gift, but, it takes someone who has felt pains to know where to apply a hot balm like my people rightly say. If you don’t wear the shoe you can’t tell where it hurts. I know the cries of the Niger Deltans and I have experienced it, therefore I know just the ways to proffer solutions to it. I am ready to lend my voice to the voiceless in the Niger Delta Region, also lend my shoulders to carry responsibilities that will benefit my people.

My pet project would be an embodiment of a lot. It would be titled ‘AWAY FROM THE USUAL NIGER DELTA’. I’ll host Cultural school festivals which will have displays of Cultural delicacies, arts and craft works, language writing and reading competition and lots more. Then I’ll host a tv/radio talk show title ‘LET’S REDISCOVER OUR NIGER DELTA’ here I’ll have guest speakers from different states and tribes in the region enlighten the world about their rich cultural heritage and a social media page where written form of this would be posted twice a week to enable us have a handy copy of it. This would also be published in the Niger Delta magazine and the money generated from it would be used to visit orphanage homes, aged/ disabled people homes.

I will also organise skill acquisition training and talk shows majorly for youths in the rural areas as unemployment has been the major reason for insecurities in the region as bad governments use them as instruments to execute their evil acts.

I would also provide basic learning stationeries for pupils in primary schools in the region. This would consist of school uniforms, school bags, scandals, books , pens etc.

And I also possess the charisma required of a true beauty queen.

9.  What is your possible solution to the constant crisis in the Niger Delta region?

The constant crisis in the Niger Delta region is sabotage and oil theft through oil syphoning, unemployment and poverty and high inflation.

Unemployment: My possible solution for this would be training the youths on skills where they become bosses on their own and empower entrepreneurs. 

Encourage youths in making good use of their talents especially those talented in arts and crafts making . Encourage the retired elderly ones/youths on agricultural practices

Sabotage: Host a campaign with the youths in the region educating them about the dangers of destroying our Equipment, companies and environments for politically greedy ambition when their families are abroad living a better life and you’re here destroying what is meant to help you live life better.

Oil theft: Write to the government to install CCTV and security lighting and heating oil tank alarm to alert when such an act wants to take place.

Youths engaging in agriculture: Host lectures with the youths educating them that agriculture is not just for the old that the should look into the production side and not think of people doing it as tattered undervests and old(analog way) but let them see opportunities within the value chains- from production to marketing and processing to digital platforms and service provisions. So as to see it as a career in agricultural space.

10. Which rule or law in your culture and /or tradition would you want to change if given the opportunity?

I would want to change the law of an elderly uncle receiving your bride price when your father is late, this is because most times this uncle of yours never supported your growth in any way but due to law, he now has the right to write your marriage list to his taste sometimes it becomes so expensive that it drives the man away.

Also, the law of land division when you are from a polygamous family and your father dies without proper distribution of land to each child, in a case where dispute and conflict arises, the government takes over the land as theirs. Most times don’t make use of it but just keep it out of bounds.

And the rule that despite the position of a male child in the family as long as he’s the first son(AKPAN) he is superior to the daughter’s in the family. This causes great disrespect and disunity among these siblings.

11. When you become FONDCUP 2022 queen, what would you want the Niger Delta people to recognize you with?

When I become FONDCUP 2022 queen I would want the Niger Delta people to recognize me as a “talk and do queen ”.  A queen who gave solutions to if not all, but the major problems the region faced. I want to be recognized as the greatest philanthropist to rule the region.

12. What is your life’s greatest challenge and regret?

My life’s greatest challenge is dealing with criticism. I regretted taking it personally at some points as this limited me. I’m achieving most of the things I should have achieved at a younger age.


  • Maurice Ukpong, December 19, 2022 @ 3:28 am Reply

    I like your write-up. However, more work needs to be done.

    • Essien Moris, December 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am Reply

      Shine on girl, the crown is yours

      • By, December 19, 2022 @ 6:27 pm Reply

        A remarkable write up baby girl.keeo it up.
        Miss CRS .

  • Edo Godwin, December 19, 2022 @ 10:39 am Reply


  • Hannah Esoh, December 19, 2022 @ 10:44 am Reply

    Brilliant work Miss CRS

  • Efeffiom Effiom Eyo, December 19, 2022 @ 10:47 am Reply

    Go girl!!!!💪
    I Know that crown is yours.

    This piece is inspiring.
    Especially the elderly uncle part, it has to stop. A mom can also write and get the bride price; she has been the backbone of the family since.

    I wish you the best girl.

    • Efeffiom Effiom Eyo, December 19, 2022 @ 10:52 am Reply


    • Godwin Henry, December 22, 2022 @ 10:04 am Reply

      Wow. I see you up there. I know you will make it. To always do.

  • Magdalene Edet, December 19, 2022 @ 11:11 am Reply

    Ride on girl 👧 the sky is your limit
    #the beauty of the Niger delta

  • Achu, December 19, 2022 @ 11:22 am Reply

    Great one, diversity in display #fondcup2022

  • Michael, December 19, 2022 @ 11:29 am Reply

    This piece is just as wonderful as you are. Thumbs up.

  • Otu Okpan Jnr, December 19, 2022 @ 11:41 am Reply

    Only at the top, Miss Cross River State.
    Go get the crown, it suits you.


  • Otu Okpan Jnr, December 19, 2022 @ 11:45 am Reply

    Awe-inspiring Miss Cross River State.
    Go get the crown girl, it suits you.


    • Gloria ukpong, December 19, 2022 @ 2:13 pm Reply

      Intellectually upright, Culturally inclined. You’re the one for the crown, Niger Deltans await you

      • Victoria, December 20, 2022 @ 9:39 am Reply

        Go girl
        The crown is yours

  • Esther, December 19, 2022 @ 12:02 pm Reply

    The deserve the crown girl,go get it and make us proud.

  • Janet umo, December 19, 2022 @ 12:03 pm Reply

    Go bby girl
    The crown is yours an it suit ur kind of person

  • Esther, December 19, 2022 @ 12:03 pm Reply

    You deserve the Crown girl,go get it and make us proud.

  • Gloria Ukpong, December 19, 2022 @ 1:54 pm Reply

    Intellectually upright, culturally incline. You’re the one for the crown. Go cross river. The crown awaits you, the niger deltans await you

  • Gloria Ukpong, December 19, 2022 @ 2:05 pm Reply

    Intellectually upright, culturally incline. You’re the one for the crown, the niger deltans await you

    • Justin Enoh, December 20, 2022 @ 6:27 am Reply

      I love this, there are alot of things that need changing as touching some of our culture.

      Go get that crown baby girl.

  • Sylvia Ansa, December 19, 2022 @ 3:28 pm Reply

    Such an inspiring and wonderful piece
    The crown is yours big sis
    Go get it and make us all proud
    We love you sis😍

  • Bassey Joy, December 19, 2022 @ 4:26 pm Reply

    Go baby girl the crown is yours
    Nice writing

  • Veronica, December 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm Reply

    The crown is yours beautiful Esther

  • Mary ukpong, December 19, 2022 @ 7:44 pm Reply

    Beauty with outstanding purpose

  • Anukwa ThankGod Bassey, December 19, 2022 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    Keep making us proud our queen in advance

  • NKOYO OFFIONG, December 19, 2022 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Such an amazing and inspiring piece ✌️❤️
    You deserve this crown darling.
    Keep pushing and make us proud dear..


  • El-Humble Isong, December 19, 2022 @ 9:02 pm Reply

    Oh baby girl,I’m just so moved by yur word…it’s so emotional making me wanna cry but I can’t cux I don’t wanna wet yur crown darling (smile’s)
    Best of luck to you darling 😘

  • Flossie, December 19, 2022 @ 10:29 pm Reply

    Your interview was fabulous full with words of wisdom understanding courage enlightenment knowledge advice to all age groups, l am very proud of you go on girl Crown is yours good luck

  • Effiong Linda, December 19, 2022 @ 11:01 pm Reply

    Dear I knw u can make us proud, go girl n showcase ur god giving talent I trust n believe in u girl! All d best darling.

  • Mark, December 19, 2022 @ 11:23 pm Reply

    Go girl ..
    Will all solidly behind thee💕💕

  • Nta bassey bassey, December 20, 2022 @ 4:07 am Reply

    Brilliant work miss CRS

  • Katherine ofem, December 20, 2022 @ 5:31 am Reply

    Your write-up are amazing and mind blowing… You indeed deserve the Crown
    Good luck girl

  • Vie, December 20, 2022 @ 6:26 am Reply

    I like how you’ve grown and are chasing your passion. Keep it up babygirl. All the best!

  • Victoria Emmanuel Udoh, December 20, 2022 @ 6:32 am Reply

    Go girl, much love from this side.
    Make us proud baby girl 💟

  • Miriam okon, December 20, 2022 @ 6:50 am Reply

    Best of luck gf… I love your answers🌹

  • Immaculata, December 20, 2022 @ 6:51 am Reply

    More strength and wisdom
    Miss cross river❤️

  • Freddy, December 20, 2022 @ 7:38 am Reply

    Wow, Miss Esther ur interview was very lit, the way u talked abt pageantry and also ur roommates that was awesome.
    I wish I was the one interviewing u to see the excitement on ur face. Kudos dear. The crown is URS.

  • Bridget Jumbo, December 20, 2022 @ 7:51 am Reply

    Well done Esther, keep it up.

  • Fred Obaji, December 20, 2022 @ 7:54 am Reply

    Beautiful Miss Esther, I have always known that ur made for greatness. The world is ur stage, own it.

  • Ezekiel Ukpe, December 20, 2022 @ 8:29 am Reply

    I didn’t know you are this intelligent. You deserve this crown despite life’s challenges you’re indeed a strong woman
    Miss CRS for the crown

  • Tesoro Sam, December 20, 2022 @ 8:30 am Reply

    Impressive, you’ve got all it takes to win this. Good luck.

  • Eno Jonah, December 20, 2022 @ 8:36 am Reply

    You deserve the crown, girl
    Nice writeup

  • Tesoro Sam, December 20, 2022 @ 8:36 am Reply

    Impressive, you’ve got all it takes to win this. Good luck.
    #fondcup2022 #thebeautyofthenigerdelta

  • Oh my friendship, am tearing already, seeing you grow to be successful, i love your passion, i love all you do. You've always been wining, the crown is yours my qween., December 20, 2022 @ 9:03 am Reply

    You are a queen as your name implies, the crown is yours friendship.

  • Stephanie eke, December 20, 2022 @ 9:48 am Reply

    Have always known the was something perculiar about you. Keep making us proud
    The crown suits you

  • Ruddy Jumbo, December 20, 2022 @ 10:02 am Reply

    #Estheressienukpong all the way
    More wins

  • Edet Eyo, December 20, 2022 @ 10:15 am Reply

    Ride on girl
    Make us proud

  • David Ebong, December 20, 2022 @ 10:21 am Reply

    Don’t let your dreams remain dreams. the crown is all yours

  • Israel Effiong, December 20, 2022 @ 10:25 am Reply

    Beauty with distinct purpose.
    Miss CRS you’re a go go for me

  • Peters Eyo, December 20, 2022 @ 10:27 am Reply

    Normally I don’t read much write up but you see yours I enjoyed reading it more and more.
    Miss CRS you’re truly gifted with brain

  • Stephen ekpe, December 20, 2022 @ 10:31 am Reply

    You’re brainy, beautiful, elegant, bold what more is needed. Just take a look at your interview I’m overwhelmed
    Miss crs for the win
    Miss crs for the crown
    I’m solidly rooting for you

  • Glory ukpong, December 20, 2022 @ 10:32 am Reply

    You’re indeed the beauty of the Niger Deltan
    I love your interview response

  • Effiong Otu, December 20, 2022 @ 10:58 am Reply

    I know you’ll make us proud, just enjoy yourself and be you. You’re destined for greatness.

  • Okokon etim, December 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Reply

    Yes oh the land issue an end needs to be put to it.
    You’ve spoken well and you have the people at heart
    You’re indeed a queen with purpose
    Shine bright Esther
    CRS for the crown

  • Jimmy Atara, December 20, 2022 @ 12:08 pm Reply

    You’re destined for great. I also believe in your kind of ideal Niger Delta. I pray for God’s grace for actualization of your dreams. Best of luck miss cross river state even tho I don’t know you but I’m deeply impressed by your wisdom
    Esther for the crown

  • Francis Adams, December 20, 2022 @ 12:12 pm Reply

    You’ve indeed felt pains right from birth. Yet you’re very zealous and always smiling. Even at your great lost you’re still standing tall. You’re just too strong my Queen
    You’re the true beauty the Niger Deltans needs
    You have the solutions we deserve

  • Edet Effiom, December 20, 2022 @ 1:48 pm Reply

    I admire your zeal and determination. You possess the qualities of a true queen

  • Dukeology, December 20, 2022 @ 2:07 pm Reply

    With God, you will win…i wish you all the best

  • Yvonne Duke, December 20, 2022 @ 2:08 pm Reply

    You are a queen

  • Nwachukwu Bobmanuel, December 20, 2022 @ 2:10 pm Reply

    Congratulations in advance, d write up was interesting and you deserve to win. Wishing you the best

  • Etta Stephen, December 20, 2022 @ 2:10 pm Reply

    I like you write up , and I also want to congratulate you in advance .

  • Ubong, December 20, 2022 @ 2:11 pm Reply

    Continue to shine Esther. Rule your world

  • Essia victor, December 20, 2022 @ 2:13 pm Reply

    I must commend you write well. You should be a professional writer already. With your detailed explanation of how camp was
    I’m already considering my daughter competing next edition. It was so educative, this is the kind of pageant the world needs.
    Cross River State for the crown

  • Emmanuel Archibong, December 20, 2022 @ 3:01 pm Reply

    You are the best….success awaits you

  • Ofem Favour Patrick, December 20, 2022 @ 4:32 pm Reply

    Go girl you deserve this
    The sky is definitely your starting point

  • Okon Ekpenyong, December 20, 2022 @ 5:52 pm Reply

    Best of luck star girl …continue shinning and let the world feel your impact. You’ve got all it takes to succeed miss cross river state

  • Henshaw edet, December 20, 2022 @ 6:04 pm Reply

    Best of luck

  • Gloria esin, December 20, 2022 @ 6:09 pm Reply

    Go girl…keep shinning

  • Theresa Efa, December 20, 2022 @ 6:18 pm Reply

    Success is what I wish you. May grace speak for you.
    Congratulations in advance

  • George Ukpong, December 20, 2022 @ 6:22 pm Reply

    My daughter, big uncle is super proud of you
    Thanks for representing the ukpongs well
    We love you

  • Destiny Henshaw, December 20, 2022 @ 6:24 pm Reply

    Congratulations in advance,i see you excelling,put more effort and the grace of God will shine upon you

  • Andrea, December 20, 2022 @ 6:38 pm Reply

    Your camp experience was wow. I’ll get cassava so you fry garri for me o😁😁
    Best of luck my beautiful calabar maiden

  • Timmy, December 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm Reply

    You’re interview is really wow. I don’t even know the words to describe your intelligence. I’m wishing you the best and I hope to congrats you at last

  • Kingsley Edem, December 20, 2022 @ 7:34 pm Reply

    I’m a victim of this government taking over family lands. This should be looked into. I’m so impressed by the way you answered your questions

  • Henshaw Hogan, December 20, 2022 @ 8:37 pm Reply

    Ediye eyen efik… Our own… thank you for representing us well.

  • Hephzibah ukpong, December 20, 2022 @ 8:47 pm Reply

    Big cousin I’m so happy seeing you take your passion this far. More grace and I’m wishing you all the best and success. Your baby girl hephzi💓

  • Joseph E. Ukpong, December 20, 2022 @ 9:08 pm Reply

    It’s your uncle sirjoe. I can’t wait for you to start hosting the Cultural talk show on tv/radio the world has alot of misconceptions about the Niger Delta region and we need to clear their doubt through this platform. Best of luck my dream.
    May your dream become a reality

  • Victor Moses edet, December 21, 2022 @ 5:01 am Reply

    I’m sorry for your lost. I’m wishing you all the best. Congratulations in advance miss cross river state

  • Blessing Ekpo, December 21, 2022 @ 5:04 am Reply

    You have what it takes my good friend, always determined and smiling. I pray for your winning to be massive. I’m saying congratulations in advance

  • Abigail Etim, December 21, 2022 @ 5:08 am Reply

    I didn’t know you had inbuit power all this while. I would have loved to see you in the farm and where is my share of garri and all the enjoyment at camp. Lol. Big congratulations awaits you my good friend it’s Abigail…your abi1

  • Ewa, Mary, December 21, 2022 @ 5:30 am Reply

    You’re a strong girl and it takes strength to bring this region to the light again. I know you possess such strength and more. More grace Esther. Huge success awaits you

  • Francis Emmanuel, December 21, 2022 @ 7:33 am Reply

    I was so shocked when I had the news of his demise. I’m so sorry for your lost gifted child God will protect your mum,grandma and sister. Your dreams will come true.
    Congratulations in advance miss cross river state I see you smiling at the end

  • Agnes, December 21, 2022 @ 7:40 am Reply

    You’re a great woman I must say. I must also acknowledge your brainwork on your interview I’m overwhelmed. The crown suits you. Go and succeed. Congratulations awaits you miss cross river state

  • Deborah Ita Bassey, December 21, 2022 @ 8:26 am Reply

    Am super proud of you….
    And I believe and know the crown is yours❤️
    Keep pushing ❤️❤️

  • Deborah Ita Bassey, December 21, 2022 @ 8:27 am Reply

    Am super proud of you….
    The crown is yours

  • Anderson, Mary, December 21, 2022 @ 9:12 am Reply

    I know this wouldn’t be easy but I know you’ve got what it takes to go through it. More grace my baby
    CRS for the win
    Esther for the crown

  • Nsikak, December 21, 2022 @ 9:25 am Reply

    Never give up! Success awaits you at the end.
    You shall smile again

  • Christian odu, December 21, 2022 @ 9:39 am Reply

    The beauty of a woman is not in facial mode but the true beauty in a woman reflects in her soul
    Miss CRS you’re beautiful
    Queen Esther congratulations in advance

  • Tessy Akpan, December 21, 2022 @ 12:13 pm Reply

    Good things comes to those who work for it. I have seen your passion for this. Congratulations will welcome you at the end. Keep climbing miss CRS you’re a star. Shine bright. T.girl

  • Effanga Etim, December 21, 2022 @ 12:18 pm Reply

    Don’t let anyone ever dull your spark. Keep sparkling and making great impact miss cross river state. Your interview response is a boom for me. I’m impressed girl

  • Michael Inyang, December 21, 2022 @ 2:37 pm Reply

    Hardwork and determination births success… So shall your hardwork and determination lead you to succeed.

  • NSA oku, December 21, 2022 @ 2:39 pm Reply

    Congratulations in advance I love your braveness miss CRS

  • Kokoette Edem, December 21, 2022 @ 4:40 pm Reply

    Grab the world by it’s pages and write your story 👸
    Success all the way miss crs

  • Udoh, imoh, December 21, 2022 @ 4:47 pm Reply

    Your camp experience was adventures. Wow this is indeed epic
    Our culture must live

  • Charity victor, December 21, 2022 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    Always keep to your life philosophy. Make sure you always raise your feet higher at every stumbling block so you Don’t fall. Your dreams would become a reality soon

  • Melody David, December 21, 2022 @ 6:14 pm Reply

    Best wishes miss CRS I know you’ve got the qualities it takes for this to become a reality. So keep pushing… you’re almost there

  • Stephen Ekpe Ewa, December 21, 2022 @ 6:19 pm Reply

    Keep going higher miss CRS I believe the Niger Delta region can be well again but I know it needs someone to start that change and that someone is you. It’s needs a platform for your voice to be heard and I believe FONDCUP is that stage. Own it…live it…be it

  • Isaiah, Hannah, December 21, 2022 @ 6:22 pm Reply

    A crown on the head would only give the name a queen but a true queen is known from the impact she makes positively in her people’s life. From your response in your interview you’re a true queen not just by crown but by heart. Strong woman

  • Thelma Ekong, December 21, 2022 @ 6:25 pm Reply

    Truly you’ve spoken wisely and only a queen with beauty, brain and purpose speaks this way. You Esther is that queen
    Congratulations awaits you at the end

  • Queenth Henshaw, December 21, 2022 @ 7:58 pm Reply

    Best of luck cousin … Keep excelling

  • Ruby Edem, December 21, 2022 @ 8:17 pm Reply

    I wish you all the best through this platform. I pray you succeed according to your dreams. Sorry for your lost. God be with yo

  • Esessien ukpong, December 21, 2022 @ 8:21 pm Reply

    I admire you zeal, courage, confidence and determination alot dear cousin. I know have never told you this but you’re my role model. Continue making me proud and always living a good exemplary life.

  • Richmond uno, December 21, 2022 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    My words for you is
    work hard
    Dream big
    Believe in yourself and great success awaits you

  • Hogan Bassey, December 22, 2022 @ 1:59 am Reply

    Keep striving Miss CRS I believe in your strength

  • Gabriel Praise, December 22, 2022 @ 2:06 am Reply

    Massive success and congratulations awaits you hugely miss CRS own the stage and show the world what you’ve got

  • Sandra Onah, December 22, 2022 @ 2:17 am Reply

    I believe you’re born to achieve great things. Keep shining dear

  • Shedrack Ojah, December 22, 2022 @ 8:21 am Reply

    Miss CRS I love your interview session especially your brainy response. I wish you more grace to keep holding on, on your lost don’t let it kill your dreams. I believe you’re strong

  • Otu-anwan Asuquo, December 22, 2022 @ 8:27 am Reply

    Wow I’m so impressed with a pageant like FONDCUP it’s really educative and it’s a good platform to train our girls. I’m glad you choose right. You’ll excel and your dreams a reality through this platform.
    Miss CRS for the 👸

  • Samita Ayanung, December 22, 2022 @ 11:58 am Reply

    A queen in the making. A queen and more.
    More grace to your passion. SLT finnest.

  • Ottoh James, December 22, 2022 @ 12:04 pm Reply

    I also believe in the positive change in Niger Delta. I believe with FONDCUP platform you’ll make great impact and also serve as a role model to many youths in the region.
    As for your family 25th dec. Please my plate is included oh. Lol
    Miss CRS for the crown

  • David Ene Edet, December 22, 2022 @ 12:31 pm Reply

    I love this write-up, I may not know you in person, but my heart goes out for you.
    Go make us proud.

  • Glory Hogan Nsemmo, December 22, 2022 @ 12:33 pm Reply

    I’m proud of you girl, just do you and enjoy yourself while you’re there.
    My support is with you.

  • Edet Ekpeyong Ekpo, December 22, 2022 @ 12:38 pm Reply

    Yeah 💪
    You’re the winner already ohh.
    I know you’ll win dear.
    Much love from this side ❤️

  • Victoria ita, December 22, 2022 @ 1:16 pm Reply

    Go babe girl I’m super proud of you
    Keep winning darling 🎉🎉
    The crown is yours

  • Patience Ifa, December 22, 2022 @ 3:12 pm Reply

    You’ve been clapping for lots of people all this years I believe your year to be clap for too is closer than expected. Congratulations in advance Miss CRS.

  • Richard Udofia, December 22, 2022 @ 3:15 pm Reply

    I believe this is your stepping stone. Greatness is what I wish you. I can’t wait to shout congratulations Queen Esther soon

  • Priscilla Kingsley, December 22, 2022 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    You’re really funny about the exercising aspect. I wish I could see a video of you undergoing exercise. Lol. FONDCUP thank you for making my friend healthy and fit. As for the garri hope you brought some back I want to have a taste of your work Esty the garri marker🤣. My own Queen 👸

    • fondcup, December 22, 2022 @ 4:33 pm Reply

      Videos will be uploaded soon

  • Stella Ezekiel, December 22, 2022 @ 4:05 pm Reply

    Your next chapter would be amazing miss cross river state. Keep working hard, hardwork and determination always leads to greatness

    • Esther Paul, December 23, 2022 @ 6:29 am Reply

      One of your favorite song lyric says I’m not afraid to take a step. So girl don’t be afraid to take and complete this bold step. I know you to be not the giving up type so make us all proud. I’m shouting congratulations in advance already my good and always smiling friend and namesake.

  • Nkoyo Ekpenyong, December 22, 2022 @ 9:38 pm Reply

    You gave brilliant answers to your interview. I must say you’re doing well. Don’t give up. More strength

  • Destiny Ukpong, December 22, 2022 @ 9:47 pm Reply

    Congratulations in advance big sis. Please make us all proud. Kid sis is solidly rooting for you.

  • Goodness Bassey, December 23, 2022 @ 4:54 am Reply

    Hey Esty we might not really know for so long but I know you’ve a good heart and you’re a good person. Therefore massive success awaits you. We need a queen with heart of love and you’re that queen

  • Asari Duke, December 23, 2022 @ 4:59 am Reply

    It’s rare to see girls coexist peacefully from your camp experience response I’m so impressed. Such friendship should be maintained for life. Estigirl I believe you’ve got all it takes to make it to the top don’t let your lost make you give up okay, rather make us all proud we love you.

  • Confidence Noble, December 23, 2022 @ 5:39 am Reply

    There’s great power in mindset and I love the fact that you possess positive mindset. This mindOnset of yours would see you to greater height. Keep going… continue shinning…don.t back out…don’t relent… success is just a step ahead…raise that foot and achieve it star girl.

  • Ndifereke Edet, December 23, 2022 @ 6:01 am Reply

    You’re an epitome of beauty, I know the crown is yours.

  • Reuben Akpanudo, December 23, 2022 @ 6:05 am Reply

    I love the part of you wanting to be a successful woman in a men-dominated world and following the right path. This attribute is rare in our young ladies today. I believe this platform would lead you to greatness

  • Patient Edet Edet, December 23, 2022 @ 6:07 am Reply

    This goes beyond miss niger delta really, I pray it make a difference in the life of those girls and women who really don’t have a voice, those ladies who haven’t been able to speak up because of the subjugation of the society.
    I support you dear.
    Go make a difference.

  • Nene Ita n, December 23, 2022 @ 6:13 am Reply

    Dear senior cousin you motivate me alot. I’m so happy you’ve come this far and I admire the fact that you don’t give up despite life’s hit on you. Yet you always wear a beautiful smile just so people around you are happy as well. You possess the heart of a true queen. As for the nursing you’re still very young and brilliant, you’re allowed to have as much degree as you want. Your cousin MMA nene

  • Deborah Charles Asuquo, December 23, 2022 @ 6:14 am Reply

    Go make us proud baby girl 💟
    I trust you’ll do well deabgr.

  • Eno Ntufam Okon, December 23, 2022 @ 6:22 am Reply

    you already have a track record of good will and I know that this platform will help expand your horizon to do more.
    I’ll keep praying for you.

  • Florence Ekpe, December 23, 2022 @ 6:52 am Reply

    The strength you possess in today’s world as a woman is rare Esther. If what happened to you,had happened to me girl I would have lost my senses by now but yet I see you smile everyday as if nothing happened and still say funny things to see others smile too despite been heavy within and sad. Such rare attribute is associated to queens. With or without a crown on your head at the end of this. You’re my queen and motivation dear friend. Ekpri Esther as I fondly call you. Continue climbing, you’re almost close to making your dreams a reality

  • Amanam Justine, December 23, 2022 @ 9:42 am Reply

    Keep pushing its worth it… Success at the end

  • Ekpi, Ekemini Essien, December 23, 2022 @ 4:03 pm Reply

    Success all the way. Go and win, win and make impact, positive impact that would touch lives. Congratulations awaits you in great numbers. Congratulations miss crs

  • Temitope Akindule, December 23, 2022 @ 4:08 pm Reply

    I don’t know you but I’m super impressed by how mind blowing your interview response is. You are indeed brilliant, you possess rare strength and I’m wishing you the best life got to offer you through this platform. I know you’ll except and touch many lives positively with it

  • Golden Ekpe, December 23, 2022 @ 6:06 pm Reply

    To my beautiful, intelligent, courageous,brave friend I’m saying you’re doing well. See answers na like girl where do you get your brain. Your response was dope. Massive success is yours already

  • Emmanuella Okon Effiong, December 23, 2022 @ 6:15 pm Reply

    I’m in love with your ideal Niger delta. I believe that some day we’ll achieve that height in this region. As for the garri I hope you brought some home, I want to taste the works of your hands cause you’re said to have gifted hands. Best of luck miss cross river state. Go and excel

  • Grace udiong, December 23, 2022 @ 7:58 pm Reply

    Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, remember confidence breeds beauty. You’ve got the qualities needed. Own it, shine bright my queen Esther congratulations in advance

  • Kufre-Abasi Godwin, December 23, 2022 @ 8:03 pm Reply

    She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten. I believe you would make a great queen when crown. The Niger Deltans awaits you. Victory is yours Esty dear

  • Gloria Bassey Esin, December 24, 2022 @ 7:05 am Reply

    If I was told Esther would ever go to the farm I would have disagreed but ah! my baby girl didn’t only go to the farm but also fried garri FONDCUP I’m screaming thank you for bringing out this hidden part of my friend and increasing her bride price when it’s time. Lol. Success Esther. Congratulations awaits you my queen

    • Fondcup, December 24, 2022 @ 11:16 am Reply

      lol! Esther is called queen mother among the other maidens, she is very resilient

  • Chisom, Chioma, December 24, 2022 @ 7:12 am Reply

    Your life has made me believe that strength doesn’t come only by looks who would have thought you possess such strength of going to the farm. Like where on earth did you get the strength to pull cassava from the soil. When you told me you went to farm I was awaiting you calling and crying the next day that you can’t lift your body but you called informing me that garri is ready. If you could possess such strength babe you can impact life positively in the Niger Delta region. You’re the queen we’ve chosen. Best of luck dear Esther

  • Comfort Iro, December 24, 2022 @ 4:03 pm Reply

    Keep on going higher dear. Great success awaits you on the top

  • Marybliss Peters Effiong, December 24, 2022 @ 9:14 pm Reply

    I love your portfolio ❤️i

  • Edoho Godwin Godwin, December 24, 2022 @ 9:41 pm Reply

    Wow Esther now I see why most of your outfit is usually red you’ve got great taste tho. And also I see why you never miss choir rehearsal singing is your hobby indeed. More grace my church member. Success awaits you and this would be your stepping platform to greater height

  • Chinwe olumati, December 24, 2022 @ 9:47 pm Reply

    I love the fact that you’ve tried your mind to see good in every situation. Such attitude is possess by only a true queen. Congratulations in advance Queenesther

  • Ghomorai Ebinepre, December 26, 2022 @ 10:41 pm Reply

    Go girl the sky is not your limit.

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