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MICAT Finally Gives Green-light For Mss Liberia Pageant …As xL-Ent Wins Bid To Host 25th Edition

The long-awaited Miss Liberia pageant is expected to finally take place this year after four years of interruption.
The pageant was last held in December 2016, when the incumbent queen, Miss Wokie Dolo won the title but after four years of challenges, MICAT has finally given the greenlight for the holding of what will be the 25th edition of the Miss Liberia beauty pageant.
The Liberian government, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), held a tender and call for proposals and a Liberian entertainment company referred to as XL-Entertainment (xL-Ent) won the bid to host the Miss Liberia 2021-2022 edition of the pageant.
XL-Ent is a Liberian owned and led company which has been certificated and awarded the Miss Liberia franchise and intends to commence auditions/casting for representative queens of the various counties in June 2021.
According to the Chief Executive of XL-Entertainment, Zubin Cooper, the Miss Liberia pageant auditions will take place across the country; where aspiring contestants will have the opportunity to make their case to represent their counties of origin.
XL-Ent is pleased to have been selected and commits to delivering an innovative, classic, fair and straightforward process and events that will usher in the next Miss Liberia in partnership with the MICAT and various institutional and commercial partners.
Mr. Cooper said that forms will be available at various locations throughout the country as well as online as the Miss Liberia Beauty Pageant seeks to promote the beauty and diversity of Liberia’s Cultural Heritage.
The program also aims to promote national unity and is the platform for the empowerment of young Liberian women by affording them the opportunity to showcase their talents, charisma, beauty and academic excellence.
Among the requirements to participate in Miss Liberia, participants must be a Liberian Citizen; Resident of Liberia six months prior to county audition; Age limit 18-27 years old; single and never married; no child/children; must not have any criminal record; must be eloquent in spoken and written English, and have basic knowledge of the county you wish to represent; have humility and desire to advance the life of others; must be a tertiary student or graduate (University, College and Technical) in possession of a valid high school diploma/WAEC/WASSCE Certificate.
Contestants must meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss Liberia Organization. Top winners will be expected to represent Liberia at international and regional pageants, Miss World, Miss Africa, and Miss Universe.
Miss Liberia pageant was held for first time in 1962. The pageant is sponsored by Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT). Traditionally, the winner will represent Liberia at Miss World pageant. In 1974 – 1977 the winner represented the country at Miss Universe pageant.

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