On Thursday October 19, 2023, Her Excellency the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Dr. Fatima Maada Bio, graced the contestants of the Miss Sierra Leone beauty pageant show 2023 with a courtesy visit, marking a significant event in her role as a prominent figure.
The purpose of the visit was to engage and inspire the contestants through open dialogue, sharing her personal experiences in beauty pageants and imparting valuable insights.
Dr. Fatima Maada Bio, a celebrity in her own right, warmly interacted with each beauty pageant contestant representing various districts across the nation. The First Lady’s aim was to educate the contestants about the beauty pageant industry while fostering an environment for meaningful conversation.
During the candid exchange, contestants had the opportunity to voice their opinions, ask questions, and share their personal experiences. The First Lady attentively listened to their stories and provided informed suggestions and guidance, drawing from her own journey as a participant in beauty pageants.
In a demonstration of her commitment to supporting women’s health and well-being, Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Maada Bio sent a thoughtful gesture to each contestant. Every participant received a parcel containing sanitary pads, a vital item to ensure their comfort and dignity, as well as Sierra Leone flags, symbolizing national pride.
The program concluded with a group photo, capturing the essence of the event and the unity among the contestants.
The First Lady’s visit left an indelible mark on the contestants, empowering them with knowledge, encouragement, and a shared sense of purpose.
Reflecting on the event, Her Excellency the First Lady stated, “It was an honor to engage with the talented and ambitious young women competing in Miss Sierra Leone 2023. Through dialogue and shared experiences, we have fostered a supportive environment that will inspire them to reach their full potential and contribute to the development of our great nation.”