19 year-old Nigerian, Sephora Iklaba Won Miss Helsinki 2017

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 Controversy In Finland After Sephora Ikalaba Won Miss Helsinki 2017

Daily Star reported that fans of the competition felt that Sephora shouldn’t have won the competition because she wasn’t a native and also not as pretty as some other contestants.

Appreciating friends and families for their support, Sephora wrote on her Instagram page only to be bashed by angry Finns who disagreed with her win.

A Facebook user wrote: “Political correctness won. She’s damn ugly and not even from Finland.”

Another commented: “This is disgraceful and biased.”

And a third added: “It’s not that she’s black, it’s that she’s the least beautiful of all the entrants.”

Sephora who feels unbothered by the comments said on her Instagram page, “Be humble but still let these motherfuckers know you worked for what you got!”

She added that the main reason behind her entering was “to be a good role model for young people and to represent those who are really unsure of themselves and are going through difficult issues”.