LoneStar Cell MTN Chief Marketing Manager Clement Ofori Asante, on Friday announced that winner of the Miss University of Liberia (UL) beauty pageant scheduled for April 28, will receive a brand new car, laptop and smartphone, among other prizes.
Speaking at the official launch of the Miss UL 2012/2013 pageant on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Asante told the nine contestants that the first, second and third place winners will get one year free air time, respectively and admonished all contestants to use the show as a stepping stone to unveil their leadership.
“And just in case you are wondering whether you have it (leadership) in you, I say yes, you do, and yes you can,” he told the Miss UL contestants.
Asante disclosed that as far as LoneStar MTN’s contribution is to the pageant, the company has offered several radio and television stations to the contestants to afford them the opportunity to push their messages of wanting life changing initiatives of corporate entities for ordinary Liberians, including environmental cleanliness, rape, child labor, abuse, and domestic violence, among others.
He cited relationship, leadership, integrity, innovation and can do as LoneStar Cell MTN’s five key brand values. Asante however expressed confidence that the competition will be one to remember in years to come.
Speaking earlier, UL President Dr. Emmet Dennis, expressed gratitude to LoneStar Cell for its continued support, describing the company as giant telecommunication corporation. Dr. Dennis said he was positive that this will not be the last support, while recalling that it was neither the first.
“I do not take these symbolists lightly; I did not take the last pageant lightly. I sat through the pageant until 4:00 in the morning last year,” said Dr. Dennis.
The Miss UL 2012/2013 official launching exercise was graced by some members of the Legislature, including Maryland County Senator John Ballout, and student leaders from the university, among others.