5 Ex-Beauty Queens That Have Appeared on Big Brother Naija

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Big Brother Naija has featured beauty queens from across Nigeria competing for the grand prize over the course of the year. Here are some of the beauty queens who have appeared as Big Brother Naija housemates, as well as a look at their journey in the house.

Kim Oprah

Kim, born Chinonso Opara, has been interested in pageants since she was in high school. In 2010, she was Miss Regina Pacis College.

She won a university pageant and was crowned Miss Psychology Uniport. In 2015, she was named Miss Tourism Nigeria, and in 2019, she was named Miss Intercontinental Nigeria.

In 2019, she entered the Big Brother Naija house. Despite everyone’s admiration, she only stayed for two weeks before being evicted. Kim has achieved success as an influencer and businesswoman outside of the home, and she even has her own skincare line, Kim’s Secret.


Erica Nlewedim

Erica is one of Big Brother Naija’s contentious queens. She started modeling at a young age and competed in the 2015 Miss Photogenic competition for Nigeria’s Most Beautiful Girl.

Erica was a Big Brother Naija housemate in 2020, but she was evicted after receiving numerous strikes and getting into an argument with another contestant, Laycon, during which she insulted him, spilled water on the Head of House bed, and demanded that the production team come get her.


Nengi Hampson

Nengi Hampson began competing in pageants as a young girl. She won the title of Nigerian Queen when she was 15 years old, and she was crowned Miss Peace Nigeria in 2014.

She was named the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2017 and placed in the top five. She also took home the award for best evening wear. Nengi was a housemate on the reality television show Big Brother Naija in 2020.


Queen Mercy Atang

She drew a lot of attention to her beauty when she entered the Big Brother Naija house in 2021. She was named the Face of Democracy in Southern Nigeria in 2015.

She was crowned Miss International World Classic in 2017 and Miss Nigeria International in 2015.

Beauty Tukura

Beauty began competing in pageants at a young age as well. She won the Most Beautiful Girl in Taraba 2015 contest, and in 2019, she was crowned the 43rd Miss Nigeria.

Beauty had a lot of success before joining the 2022 Big Brother Naija season. She collaborates with a variety of companies while also running her own online store, Stylish Beauty.

Her time on the show was cut short after she received a strike for ripping a housemate’s cap off during the first episode and two strikes for tossing her wig and glasses at her love interest and throwing away her microphone during the second. She was knocked out after three strikes.