23-Year-old Ruth Quarshie, a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School, was crowned winner of the 2017 Miss Universe Ghana, an event held on Saturday, 2nd September, 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre. She will be representing Ghana at the 2017/18 Miss Universe world stage in November, 2017. As part of the winner’s prize package, Ruth won for herself a brand new luxurious car, a modelling contract with an Italian based Agency, among others.
The journey began with numerous ladies from which ten (10) were shortlisted to go through series of training programmes in preparation for the grand finale where only one lady will be crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017.
These ten ladies each represented the ten regions of Ghana. They were tasked to showcase the richness and diversity of their culture through recitations, amid spectacular performances on why one should visit their respective regions.
Further into the pageant, the contestants were reduced to five and then to three finalists, each of them were made to answer questions from the judges. Among the three finalists, Hephizibah Armah and Emily Randolph, both from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, were announced as the 1st and 2nd Runner Ups respectively making Ruth Quarshie the obvious winner of the crown.
The event was hosted by Radio personality, Doreen Andoh and the judges included Miss Universe Netherlands (2003), Miss Netherlands Europe (2005), Tessa Brix, Michelle Attoh, Sean Guy and Giovanna Nicole.
Mrs. Menaye Donkor Muntari, a former Miss Universe Ghana (2004), CEO of MALZ Promotions and the National Director for Miss Universe Ghana, said the pageant gives the winner the rare opportunity to be an ambassador of Ghana, being a reflection of what Ghana has to offer to the international market, hence the need for massive support from Ghanaians on all platforms possible. Performing at the event was the reunited group, Wutah, and other artistes.
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