During the show on Friday, while some people said they would prefer the Miss Imo to win, Ihezue Ugochi Mitchel, representing Kebbi state, luckily emerged the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ( MBGN) 2017 pageant.
Ugochi, beat other 35 contestants to the crown, emerging as the 30th MBGN.
Miss Bayelsa, Miss Sokoto, Miss Plateau and Miss Oyo were the other top five finalists.
Miss Bayelsa came in as fourth runner-up, third runner-up was Miss Oyo, while the second runner-up was Miss Plateau.
Winner of 2015 MBGN, Unoaku Anyadike had been the reigning queen for two years as the pageant organised by Silverbird Entertainment did not hold in 2016.
Other awards won by contestants were most photogenic award given to Miss Anambra, Miss Yobe won the amity award and best traditional costume went to Miss Sokoto while the best evening wear award went to Miss Bayelsa.