Today in History: Representing Nigeria, Agbani Darego Was Crowned Miss World

2001 Miss World Agbani Darego

On this day in 2001, Agbani Darego was crowned Miss World. She is the first black African to win the title.

Her victory in the pageant was widely welcomed in her home country, and her one year tenure included goodwill trips and scheduled appearances on behalf of the pageant. Darego was honoured with the Nigerian national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger.

Darego hails from Abonnema, Rivers, and was born into a family of eight children.

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