The Miss Black Britain beauty pageant took place over the weekend in London, and my sources tell me that it was a complete and utter shambles.
I’ve been told that the event started 2 hours late, that the night’s host American actress Nia Long walked out in the middle of proceedings and UK artist Young Nate who had been invited to perform was asked to leave the building.
Those who were in attendance also had this to say:
Via Facebook Forum
Tantastic Sam – My group and I paid over £1100 for our supposedly VIP tickets. We were told we would get a champagne reception, canapes and front row seats. We were sitting at the back! No champagne and couldnt even buy ourselves a drink after the interval. What an absolute embarrassment. As a young black woman, I was really up for supporting our own but instead I got robbed by our own! When I tried to complain, I was told that the organisers did not want to talk to us and had then left the building! Better they would have charged everyone £35 and done. I will be going to the papers, the radio and the BBC if I do not get a response and a refund from someone soon.
Ala Raney – The organiser of this competition did not even have the decency to thank the other contestants who took part, instead she walked past them. The show was two hours late, Nia Long did not look impressed, and to be honest this competition took advantage of young women and was just a money making scam. 50 girls in the final each paying £200 sponser fee which to me sounds like they just needed enough girls to pay for Nia Longs fee.
Zoe Briggs – This whole competition is an absolute piece of rubbish. I am thankful to God for allowing me to be in this competition however I am highly unimpressed with the way the whole compettion was organised. WE Contestants were made to wait in the reception for at least two hours, and the organiser did not arrive until much later in the day. However it was blamed on the fact that there were train delays, which is totally understandable but how on earth did we then manage to get there before the organiser herself? She came and just casually said ‘Oh did you guys get delayed as well’?
We didn’t get anything to eat, instead we had to contribute £3.00 if we wanted KFC. So if we didn’t contribute £3.00 we couldnt eat. We didn’t rehearse till the last 45 mins so everything was chaotic. So much pressure was put on us girls to find sponsors not knowing it wasn’t even that necessary when some people were allowed to not have sponsors just because they couldn’t find one. To make maters worst the sponsor had to pay £200.00. Texting cost £1.00. It was said that the five girls with the highest number of votes would be fast tracked to the final round. I wonder when and how that was counted/organised to come to a final decision. People were made to wait outside including my pregnant aunty. The whole thing was disorganised from start to finish.
Tara Nelson – This is going in to the newspapers, TV, Yahoo Group. MISS BLACK BRITAIN Has done this before. and this time was REALLY BAD the worst one!! WRONG MOVE this TIME. MISS BB is OVER. ”ALL I’M SAYING EVERYONE WILL GET THEIR MONEY BACK” in a legal WAY… PROMISE!
The organiser should be ashamed of herself!
But the sad thing is none of this surprises me…..
We need to do better people!!!!
Who won this year?
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