Jennifer Alemoh to represent Nigeria in MISS AFRICA NEW JERSEY PAGEANT 2012
7/23/2012 9:39:28 PM -
On October 4, 1993 I took my first breath, I was so tiny that the doctor did not think I would survive. Every time I took a breath my chest compressed. My dad used to say to me 'I can't believe this is you, the same little girl that was like the size of a shoe?' He also told me I could fit in the palm of his hand. I laughed and told him, 'Hey! Here I am now, strong, healthy and tall.'
I was born and raised in Nigeria in a small village called Etsakor, a town where people struggle day by day to make a living. From selling their belongings to sitting in the hot sun waiting for someone to purchase their item, life is difficult!!! My dad came to the United States in 1986 after leaving my mom with five kids. My mom took good care of us and my dad made sure he sent enough money to cover our expenses. In 2001 my dad unexpectedly arrived back in Africa and broke the news that we were all moving to the United States.
Being here in America is a gift from my father and I am grateful, because I know he brought me here to succeed in life. From the little girl who fitted in her dad's palm to a tall attractive person who stands out in a crowd, I am ready to repay my father for all that he has given me. I am the girl who never gives up no matter how hard it gets. Going to college and becoming that successful business woman I've always dreamt of is my next battle; and I am prepared to put forth my best effort to succeed.