Exclusive Events Ghana, organiser of Miss Ghana pageant, has assured it will continue to empower young women with the pageant to achieve their best.
Mariam Inna Patty, who is the CEO of the organisation, made this revelation on Friday when the 2019 edition of the pageant was launched at the Tang Place Hotel in Accra.
“Potential contestants watching or reading, we would like to reiterate that the Miss Ghana brand symbolises beauty with a purpose and as we have tried to showcase during the reign of Miss Ghana brand ambassadors each year. It has been and still is all about hard work, commitment and service to country. After all, at the end of the hard work, we all get to have lots of fun,” she also stated.
“We don’t believe in winner takes it all. Every young lady who comes close to the brand – be it a contestant/ regional queen, eventual queen or runner up is a winner. Remember, heavy it is that wears the crown,” Inna Patty added.
The Miss Ghana pageant is the oldest and the longest running annual beauty contest in Ghana which crowns queens who take up various projects through the Miss Ghana Foundation to support society. It also takes winners through a lot of mentorship exercises to make them better persons.
This year’s event will take place in July. Prior to that, there will be one audition in the Greater Accra Region in May to search for potential winners.
Also with a quest to engage all stakeholders of Miss Ghana brand in Ghana and abroad, the Miss Ghana Organisation is introducing ‘Miss Ghana voting app’ this year. This is being developed in partnership with Mobile Content Ghana. Voting will constitute 50 per cent of the qualifying criteria to selecting the eventual 10 contestants and final winner of Miss Ghana 2019 competition.
The Friday’s launch was attended by Dr. Idi Ziblim, Deputy Minister of Tourism Arts & Culture; Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection, other dignitaries, as well as Miss Ghana 2018, Nana Ama Benson and her runners-up ‒ Laila Issaka and Elizabeth Mary Maclean.
Nana Ama described her experience with the Miss Ghana brand as “incredible”.
“To be Miss Ghana is not only about glitz and glamour but also the ability to assist others in need. The past few months have been incredibly awesome working with the Miss Ghana foundation. I have been taught so many useful things and experienced so much dedication of which I am thankful,” she added.