I AM SORRY: Dethroned Miss Akwa Ibom begs to return.
Having been removed as beauty queen following the semi-nude photos she released on her birthday, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang, is begging to be forgiven and reinstated, while giving reasons for her affirmed negative action.
Miss Inyang, in a public statement titled “An apology letter from my subconscious mind”, said: “In a dilemma such as which I see myself, one would be lost on who to choose between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea. I chose the deep blue sea.
”I, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang who until my dethronement few days ago was MISS TEENS 2017/18 deeply apologise over my negative behaviour lately. Few days ago I added another year to my age and I thought it wise to embark on a photoshoot, I decided to post my “Half Nude” pictures taken with the clearest of intentions. Not knowing I would be misunderstood! And so, I apologize to organisers of the “Miss Teens Pageant” whose crown I bore… To teenagers across boards who are victims because of how they dress.
”To Akwa Ibomites who I let down, to parents, family, School and friends, Please, from the deepest recesses of my heart, I plead for forgiveness. The past few days have been hell for me, so depressed and so hard on me regarding the fact I was a serving queen and shouldn’t indulge on negative trends.
It hurts and sincerely, I have never felt this way in my entire life, and I just cannot control it. I never meant to bring disrespect to the world of Pageantry or modelling professions, my intention was not to belittle the crown or insult fellow queens. No Far from it.”
She however believes that she deserves a fair hearing before being thrown out.
According to Inyang, “Not being asked WHY but being judged by all without an opportunity for fair hearing, not being allowed to face a panel on my suitability to continue as a TEEN AMBASSADOR before being banished, not being asked the motive behind my actions, Not given a chance/opportunity to atone & plead for forgiveness and being chastised, condemned and treated as an infidel over a mistake I should have been corrected with kid gloves. Notwithstanding, I am sorry for what I did yesterday, I am sorry for what I did today and what I’ll do tomorrow.”
She fears that the impression already created through her action might earn her stigmatization.
“I know I could apologize for days on end but it may not eliminate your thoughts on me but I take solace on God Almighty and on his grace I continually seek strength to endure the pain I currently face. Knowing my actions upset many tremendously. Please I am deeply sorry. My fault, I am human & not a saint without blame. Dear Friends, Help me if you will, “Not to drown in this Deep Blue Sea”. We Teens must grow, and thrive, for a better tomorrow.
As a child raised from a Christian home, I seek for forgiveness from all who I must have offended, I am not entirely perfect so let me not be crucified over an ignorance I now regret. It is my fervent supplications to God that my apology over this sad episode of my life be accepted by all who I offended by this ugly incidence. Once again, I am deeply sorry, please accept me back as I am.”
In a statement made available to Ibom Reporters, President of the Akwa Ibom Teen Forum, Martins Jimmy described the attitude of Inyang as infantile.
According to him, the 20-year-old lady’s birthday photos in which her boobs were visible while she was seen smoking in another, does not uphold the moral standards of the organization.
He announced that the erring queen has been replaced with the First Runner-up.
“That a new Queen, Miss Meggy Linus has been appointed and will be crowned within 48 hours of the release. Miss Linus was the First Runner-up at the 2017 Edition of Mr/Miss Akwa Ibom Teen.
“We sincerely regret any inconvenience the puerile behaviour of our former Queen may have caused the general public, while also urging social media users to refrain from tarnishing the image of Akwa Ibom Teenagers Forum.”