LONESTAR-MTN -MISS UL 2012 – Agnes Togba
Lonestar-MTN-Miss University of Liberia (UL) 2012/2013 went to Student Agnes Togba of the Agriculture College with total points of 372 points. She will represent the university at major events and the interuniversity pageant this year . The event came at plush Paynesville Town Hall, in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, under the theme: “Personality and Brain.” The Pageant came off after the controversial Miss Liberia 2012 which ended with 2 winners at the dismay of fan and sponsors Cellcom .The Pageant has been graded the most credible and well coordinated pageant in Liberia despite been a university level event. According to many critics in the local entertainment industry .
Sponsor of the event Lonestar-MTN, the leader in Liberia’s converged telecommunication sector and partnership of choice, remains committed to supporting events such as the UL pageant, which he said is intended for personality and mental argument. Many spectators and people who followed the event praised the occasion due to the orderly manner in which it was organized without any controversy reported. Many local artists and actresses featured at the Miss UL 2012/2013 pageant. They included: Duke Murphy Dennis, JD Donzo, Atlanta Crump Dance Group, Perfect Stanger, Joseph Deen, , D-12, Georgio Butini, Soul Fresh and David Mell, among others
“At least this is how credible pageants should be conducted because no interference or irregularity was noticed. Judges did their works without any influence. This is the good example organizers of future pageants must follow, “some people who graced the occasion said following the announcement of results. According to one of the numerous fans who spoke on anonymity interviewed by www.Liberiaentertainment.com at the event.
Speaking at the occasion, UL President Dr. Emmett Dennis, praised Lonestar-MTN and other partners for the occasion. Dr. Dennis said the event will add to the academic performance of the students, especially beautiful girls he referred to as ‘our diamonds.’He then pledged his administration’s unflinching and continuous support to future pageants and other activities that will help improve the talent of students at the institution.
They also underscored the need for pageants and other social competitions to be depoliticized so that the main objectives will be realized. They further indicated that the new car awarded to winner by Lonestar-MTN, coupled with the organized way the event was held, now serves as an eye-opener for future pageants and other competitions at UL.
Brenda Williams of the College of General Studies and Caroline Armah of the Science College became 1st and 2nd runners-up, with 343 points and 339 points respectively. The Miss UL 2012/2013 was presided over by five judges headed by Mrs. Precious Andrews Greaves, owner of the PA’s Ribhouse. Others included: Darius Ambrose, Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System, Salphine Willis, Flomo K. Stephens and Elvina L. Dennis.
Also speaking, Lonestar-MTN Corporate Communication Executive, Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh said, even though the crown was intended for one person, all contestants are winners. He said they were all winners because of the interest, courage and passion the contestants had developed.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the President of University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), Johnny White thanked organizers for the event. He extolled Lonestar-MTN for taking the lead sponsorship of the pageant. Student White said ULSU will remain focused to lift Miss UL event to a more advanced level to be on par with other universities around the world. He also called on other organizations in Liberia to join efforts aimed at improving all activities at UL.