Name Toyin Raji
|Eye color Brown|
Hair color Brown
|Full Name Toyin Enitan Raji|
Title(s) Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1995
Majorcompetition(s) Miss Universe 1995(Miss Congeniality)Miss World 1995(Miss Personality)
Residence Houston, Texas, United States
Toyin Enitan Raji (born c. 1972) is a Nigerian former actress who was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and represented her country in Miss Universe 1995 and Miss World 1995. She was raised in Lagos.
Miss Universe 1995
As the official representative of Nigeria to the Miss Universe 1995 pageant, broadcast live from Windhoek, Namibia on May 12, 1995, Raji placed 11th overall in the preliminary competition, 7th in preliminary interview and 12th in swimsuit, barely missing the semi-finals by five hundredths of a point.
Augustine Masilela of South Africa made the cut in 10th place, denying Raji the chance of becoming Nigeria's first Miss Universe semi-finalist. Nonetheless, Raji received the Congeniality award, voted by her fellow contestants.
Miss World 1995
A few months later, Raji participated in the Miss World 1995 pageant, held in Sun City, South Africa on November 18, 1995, where she once again was voted by her fellow competitors as the most personable, receiving the Miss Personality award.
The irony, however, became glaring when Raji was pressured to withdraw by South African authorities following political controversy over defacto Nigerian president Sani Abacha's decision to execute nine dissidents.
After appearing in several Nollywood movies, Raji had a daughter and left the country to live in Texas, where she completed her education and works in IT.