FONDCUP 2022/23

Reigning Queen

Miracle Osasumwen Freeborn

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Freeborn Miracle Osasuwmen, a 400level student at the university of Benin (UNIBEN).

I'm a versatile and dedicated individual with a passion for modeling and acting. With a keen eye for detail and a natural talent for bringing characters to life, I bring energy and excitement to every project I take on. As a seasoned model and actor, I have honed my skills and developed a strong understanding of the industry. With a keen eye for details and a natural talent for bringing characters to life, I bring energy, charisma, and authenticity to every project I take on. Whether I am on a photoshoot, a commercial set, or a film set, I am always striving for excellence and continuously pushing the boundaries of my craft. I am dedicated to my profession and bring a unique blend of confidence and creativity to every project, resulting in captivating and memorable performances.

Give a summary on your family and upbringing.

Growing up in a middle-class family of seven, I was raised with strong values of hard work and determination. My family provided a supportive and loving environment that instilled in me a deep appreciation for the importance of family and the value of a good education. These experiences have shaped me into the ambitious and success driven individual I am today. As I am always striving to make the most of opportunities I am privileged to have and make a positive impact in the world.

Is FONDCUP the first Pageant you have competed in?

FONDCUP is not the first pageant I have competed in. My first attempt in pageantry was in 2021 when I contested in the Face of Black Beauty pageant which I came out 4th position, my second attempt was FONDCUP 2021 where I also came out 4th position.

Would you like to continue with your pageantry career when you handover the FONDCUP crown?

With a passion for beauty pageants and a drive to succeed, I am eager to continue competing and pushing the boundaries of my abilities. I believe in the power of self-expression and showcasing one's unique qualities, and beauty pageants provide the perfect platform for me to do so. I am determined to work hard and make the most of every opportunity, as I strive to inspire others and make a lasting impact in the pageant world.

How did you feel when you were announced the 1st Runner Up of FONDCUP 2022/2023?

The moment when my name was announced as the winner of FONDCUP 2022/’23, was truly overwhelming and unforgettable experience. The rush of emotions, the excitement, and the sense of accomplishment was indescribable. I was filled with gratitude for the opportunity to showcase my talents and for the support of those who believed in me. Winning the FONDCUP competition, was a testament to my hard work, dedication, and perseverance, and I am proud to have been given this recognition. This experience will always be a defining moment in my life, and I will carry the lessons learned and memories made with me always.

What should we expect from you, during your reign as FONDCUP 2022/2023 1st Runner Up?

As the reigning FONDCUP 2022/’23 Queen, I am committed to upholding the standards of excellence and embodying the values of the organization. My role is to serve as a positive representative and ambassador for FONDCUP, and I will do so with grace, professionalism, and a passion for the mission of the organization. I am prepared to engage in various activities and initiatives that promotes FONDCUP and its message. I am dedicated to making a positive impact. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to a fulfilling and rewarding experience as the FONDCUP 2022/’23 Queen.

Whose design did you wear during FONDCUP grand finale?

The dress was styled by Gift and was simply stunning! Her skill and creativity truly made the dress come to life. Gift's talent for finding the perfect balance between fashion and function was on full display, as the dress was not only beautiful, but also comfortable and easy to wear. She made my special day even more special.

What was your greatest fear during the competition?

During the competition, my greatest fear was not being able to perform to the best of my abilities. With so many talented and deserving competitors, I was filled with a sense of uncertainty and self-doubt. However, I reminded myself of the countless hours of hard work and preparation that I had put into the competition, and I drew strength from my passion for performing. With each step, I pushed my fears aside and focused on my goal, knowing that the only thing standing in my way was my own mindset. In the end, my hard work and determination paid off, and I was able to overcome my fears and perform to the best of my abilities.

What is your greatest fear during your reign as Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant 1st Runner Up 2022/2023?

As the reigning FONDCUP QUEEN, my greatest fear is not living up to the expectations and responsibilities that come with the title. I am honored to have been given this opportunity, but I also understand that with great power comes great responsibility. I worry about not being able to effectively communicate the message of FONDCUP or to make a positive impact. However, I am determined to overcome these fears and to use my platform to make a difference. I will continue to work hard, be authentic, and stay true to my values, knowing that this is what will help me to succeed in my role as FONDCUP Queen.

How was your camp experience?

The camp experience was truly life changing. Surrounded by like-minded individuals and in a beautiful setting, I was able to connect with myself and others in new and meaningful ways. The activities, both recreational and educational, were challenging and rewarding, providing opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery. I formed strong bonds with my fellow campers, and the memories we made will last a lifetime. I am grateful for the experience and am grateful for the skills, relationships, and perspectives that I gained.

What legacy would you like to leave behind as a FONDCUP Queen?

As the reigning FONDCUP Queen, I am committed to leaving a legacy that positively impacts and inspires others.

I believe that it is important to use my platform to make a difference and to inspire positive change. My goal is to be a role model and an advocate for the values and mission of FONDCUP, and to inspire others to do the same. I hope to be remembered as a leader who made a meaningful impact in the lives of others, and as a champion of the FONDCUP mission. I am eager to use my time as FONDCUP Queen to make a lasting and meaningful difference, and to leave a legacy that will be remembered for years to come.

As a kindness ambassador, what are your plans to unite the youths in the Niger Delta Region?

My plans to unite the youths in the Niger Delta region stem from my belief in the power and potential of young people to create positive change. I believe that by working together, we can overcome the challenges facing the region and create a brighter future. My goal is to bring young people from different backgrounds and communities together to engage in dialogues, collaborative projects, and capacity-building activities that promote unity and understanding. Through these initiatives, I hope to empower the youth of the Niger Delta Region to become agents of change and to work towards a common vision of a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. I am eager to begin this journey and to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the young people of the Niger Delta Region.

What's your advice for young maidens like yourself within the Niger Delta region?

To young maidens like me in the Niger Delta Region, I would like to offer the following advice: never give up on your dreams. Despite the challenges and obstacles that you may face, you have the potential to achieve great things. Embrace your unique talents and passions, and work hard to turn your dreams into reality.

Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who believe in you, and never be afraid to reach out for help when you need it. Also, never lose sight of your values and principles. It is important to stay true to yourself and to what you believe in, even in the face of adversity. Remember, you are a powerful and capable young woman, and you have the potential to make a positive impact in your community and in the world. So, stay focused, stay motivated, and never give up on your dreams.