Miss Jesinta Dalyop, a 24 year old indigene of Plateau state has taken early lead in week one voting campaign of the ongoing 6th edition of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI), a maritime industry pageantry.
Jesinta beat 19 other contestants to occupy the top spot after first week of voting campaign which ended on Sunday night.
The Voting Campaign required that the voting graphic of all the contestants were posted on the official social media pages of Face Of Maritime International, and the contestants were to trend the voting graphic and use it to solicit for votes from the general public, especially their fans and supporters.
At the end of each week of the 21 days voting campaign, the top 10 candidates with the highest number of votes would be published whereas the candidate with the highest votes after the 21 days will be declared winner of the Campaign.
To this effect, after week one voting campaign, Jesinta came first with 20% of votes, whereas her closest contender, Miss Esther Onyemazu came second with a distant 7% votes, while Miss Olamide Ajala came third with 5.5% votes respectively.
Speaking to Platform Reporters after she was announced winner of Week One Voting Campaign, the Shipping Management graduate of Institute of Transport and Management Technology whose current occupation is hair styling, expressed happiness and joy for coming out top.
She said, “I feel so happy about it. Actually I wasn’t really happy about what happened during the Instagram dance challenge I would have been the winner but Esther snatched it and everything was crystal clear to me but I decided to let it slide
“So that also encouraged me to push stronger to become winner this time because I can’t accept defeat. With the pain of loosing, I put in much efforts to make sure I get more votes. And I will not relent, I will continue to put in my best until I achieve my goal”.
When asked if she has ever felt discouraged to continue with the contest, especially after losing the Instagram Dance Challenge, she said, “No sir, I never felt discouraged even though some people tried to discourage me saying there’s partiality and all that, but I’m still determined because what is mine will be mine. I am very well prepared and equal to the task“.
Responding to questions on whether she’s ready for any upset from other Contestants in the ongoing Week Two Voting Campaign, she said, “I’m very much aware of that sir, but I will not relent. I will continue to move forward“, she noted, even as she advised her fellow contestants not to be discouraged but always give their best. MiI I will advice them never to get discourage because the road ! advice them never to get disco light at the endof the tunnel so they have to keep Similarly, Platform Reporters also spoke with the closest contender, Miss Esther Onyemazu to know how she felt after losing the first spot to Jesinta in such a wide margin gap.
She said, “Honestly I lack words though the gap is quite challenging but let’s see who takes the lead in week two.”.
Speaking further, Esther dennied any plans to overtake Jesinta in week two but acknowledged that overtaking is allowed
“No am not planning any kind of upset to displace Jesinta in week 2 yet, but over taking is allowed”, she intoned.
Meanwhile, the management of Face Of Maritime International has congratulated Miss Jesinta Dalyop for clinching the top spot in Week 1 Voting Campaign, urging her to maintain the lead for the remaining two weeks so as to emerge winner of the Voting Campaign with the benefits attached to it.
Recall that 20 damsels were admitted as contestants into the 2021 edition of the maritme industry pageantry after a successful Audition held in August.
The 20 Contestants are to compete for the prestigious crown of Face Of Maritime International wiith it’s attendant benefits comprising official car, cash prizes, endorsement deals and other fringe benefits.