Miss Nigeria 1957 – Grace Oyelude
3 years before it gained full independence, Nigeria held its first beauty pageant and 26-year-old Grace Oyelude won the position becoming the first beauty queen in the country.
Miss Nigeria started as a photo contest. Contestants mailed photographs of themselves to the Daily Times headquarters in Lagos and finalists were shortlisted.
Moreover, Successful finalists were afterwards invited to compete in the live final.