Past beauty queens share with Miss Ghana girls

BY: Samuel K. Obour

• Hon. Benita Okiti-Duah and Manuela Medie in a pose with the girlsThe 20 finalists of this year’s Miss Ghana beauty pageant have met with the Deputy Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection and Miss Ghana 1997 winner, Hon. Benita Okiti-Duah and three other past beauty queens in Accra.

Together with Miss Ghana 1995, Manuela Medie and Efia Owusuwaa Marfo, Miss Ghana 1998, as well as Mimi Areme, Miss Ghana 2009, they took the contestants through a thought-provoking session on what the Miss Ghana brand stands for and how to enhance their respective career aspirations.

The queens met over lunch at the Hinlone Restaurant in Accra last weekend, to share ideas and also pick up notes from each other.

The past queens also took the contestants through some of the challenges and obligations that come with being part of the pageant, and why it is such a strong pro-development tool.

At the heart of the three-hour session was the call by the past queens to the contestants to see the platform as one that enables them to positively affect their immediate communities.

The contestants were reminded of the Beauty With A Purpose theme that underpins the general purpose of the pageant.

Inspired and motivated, the contestants, dressed in exquisitely made clothes from BelLUCHI Couture, the took turns to ask the past queens some useful questions.

Also in attendance was Inna Maryam Patty, also a past queen and currently franchise holder of the Miss Ghana pageant.

This year’s national finals will be held in July, the organisers  Exclusive Events Ghana have said.