The Miss Polo Beauty Pageant organised by Polo Sport Modelling Agency (PSMA) is scheduled to take place on 18th January during the Port Harcourt Polo tournament taking place in Nigeria from 10th – 20th January 2013.
The Miss Polo Beauty Pageant with the theme “Every girl can rise above poverty with dignity,” aims to restore the self-esteem of the Nigerian girl and leverage on the glamour and power associated with the game of polo to champion the cause of the Nigerian girl through sport modelling.
The Miss Polo pageant aims to be a regular part of polo tournaments across the country such that every tournament will produce a ‘Miss Polo.’
PSMA officials expect the pageant over time, to end the ugly trend of prostitution, insisting that “our girls and women must be able to aspire for success without being subjected to any form of indignity.” The aim is to leverage on the glamour and power associated with the game of polo by organising the ‘Miss Polo Beauty Pageant’ to draw the attention of the Powers That Be to the need to empower the Nigerian girl and curb the ugly trend of prostitution.
Each Miss Polo Beauty Pageant will be organised independently, but integrated with the main event at every polo tournament. PSMA officials are expected to dialogue with organisers of polo tournaments across the country to achieve this goal.
Regarded as the oldest sporting event in the history of mankind, polo is often referred to as “The Sport of Kings”. It is currently played in over 77 countries, and its history dates back to ancient Persia where it was invented and popularised. Today, polo is a sport associated with the high and mighty. And it is a sport that can be used for worthy causes in every society.
In Nigeria, polo tournaments are held across the country at various times of the year, attended by the crème de la crème of the Nigerian society.