On October 31, Blessing Chukwu will represent the state of Nayarit in the 2020 Miss Mexico pageant, becoming the first Afro-Mexican woman to participate in the beauty pageant.
Blessing was born in Nigeria, where her father is from, and her mother is Mexican. Blessing says that in addition to being Mexican by blood, she is Mexican by decision.
WHEN I WAS 4 YEARS OLD, COMING TO TEPIC WAS TO MEET MY GRANDMOTHER AND FROM THAT MOMENT THE BOND I HAD WITH HER WAS VERY GREAT; I DECIDED TO STAY WITH THE IDEA OF GOING BACK TO MY MOTHER AT SOME POINT, BUT AS TIME WENT BY, MY DESIRE TO STAY HERE GREW MORE AND NOW AT 23 I HAVE NOT RETURNEDBlessing Chukwu
In addition to being a beauty queen, Blessing is a marketing graduate from the Autonomous University of Nayarit. She is also a teacher, athlete, an ambassador of tourism for Nayarit and participates in many activities to help the community.
Blessing’s representation in the Miss Mexico pageant gives voice to the Afro-Mexican community who are overlooked and ignored in Mexico despite being of Mexican descent.
The winner of the Miss Mexico pageant will go on to represent Mexico in the Miss World pageant.