Twenty-two year-old Caroline Ukachi Mbanu has emerged the Last Girl Standing in theÂ ongoing reality television show, Gulder Ultimate Search 7. She beat Adaobi OducheÂ who lost out during their challenge yesterday.
Elated Caroline, thus automatically won for herself additional N1million plus herÂ normal winning depending on the stage her search stops at the jungle.
The game for the last six ultimate warriors remaining in the contest was aÂ combination of brains and brawn. The game called â€˜Memorise The Imageâ€™ Puzzle. TheÂ challenge required them to run, get to a stream and use a-rope-bridge to cross theÂ deep stream. After that, they had to crawl under a cargo net, walk across aÂ balancing beam before they finally arrived at the â€˜Cram The Imageâ€™ box.
The instruction was â€œcram the image, run back to the start point and set the imageÂ that has been memorisedâ€. Atiku won the challenge. He was trailed accordingly byÂ Adeleke, Chukwuma and Kunle respectively.
It was such a nerve racking game that left the two amazons worn out while sluggingÂ it out for over 30 minutes. At the end, Adaobi flatly lost out and the coaxed voiceÂ petite Caroline stands tall as the Last Girl Standing of GUS 7.
Kunle in his usual style constructed a bathroom in memory of Adaobi and in honour ofÂ the last girl standing, Caroline.
During this year search, history was made. For the very first time since the GulderÂ Ultimate Search started in 2004, the programme has registered the first male to beÂ evicted before female. Dandinson Strongface opened the floodgate of eviction.
The order of eviction after Strongface goes thus: Tonia Oduah, the junior sister toÂ Melvin Oduah who was the first runners-up in the last yearâ€™s edition of the search.Â Tonia was followed by third evictee, Simeon Okorougo while 27 year old Sabdat Ahmed,Â the eldest contestant became the fourth contestant to be evicted from the Omo ForestÂ Reserve in Area J4, Ijebu East Local Government Area. Ozioma Ofoegbu, a geologistÂ was next and on her heels was Mercy Ebhodaghe as the sixth evictee..
After Mercyâ€™s eviction, the battle ring for the place of Last Girl Standing wasÂ opened for the 22 year old Caroline and 22 year old Adaobi.
The winner of this yearâ€™s contest will be rewarded with prizes worth overÂ N17.5million-a cash prize of N7million, an SUV worth N10million and N500, 000 asÂ wardrobe allowance.
Other participants will earn amounts ranging from N350,000 to N2.5million, asÂ consolation, depending on the length of participation in the contest.