23-year-old business administration graduate from the Central region Ruth Quashie has been crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017.
Hephie Armah and Emily Randolph all students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism came in second and third respectively.
Miss Quashie drove home a brand new Hyundai Elantra, scored herself a one year-contract with a modelling agency in Italy and is expected to represent Ghana at the international pageant Miss Universe.
The 10 ladies shortlisted for the grand finale had engaged in fierce competitions and training programmes to prove which one merited the Miss Universe Ghana 2017 crown.
Each represented a region in the country and gave speeches and performances on why one should visit their respective regions.
Further, into the pageant, the contestants were reduced to five and then three finalists and asked to answer series of questions.
With the question, “How would you explain the concept of a glass half full as opposed to a glass half empty,” Some of the ladies excelled in their performance while others fumbled along the way.
After much scrutiny and assessments, the winner of the 2017 Miss Universe Ghana was crowned.
Menaye Donkor Muntari, Miss Universe Ghana 2004, CEO of MALZ Promotions and National Director for the Miss Ghana event said the pageant gives the winner the rare opportunity to be an ambassador and a reflection of what Ghana has to offer to the international market hence the need for support from Ghanaians.
“What we need from now onwards is the support from the Nation, whether online, twitter, Instagram whatever it is we need to push our queen to win and that is our focus...If we have a product here why don’t we promote her in Miss Universe, that is the focus and that is the drive,” she explained.