TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD medical student of the University of Ghana, Naa Okailey Shooter, a GaDangme and indigene of La in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana was in the early hours on Sunday November 11, crowned Miss Ghana 2012 after a hotly contested event at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The 22-year-old beauty, who beat 17 other gorgeous girls in the race, will represent Ghana at next year’s Miss World contest, to be held in Indonesia.
Nadia Ntanhu and Jennifer Aku Annan placed second and third respectively.
The Top five finalists also included Sung Maryanne Billey, who won Miss Congeniality and Roseline Okoro, who won Miss SMS Queen on the night.
All three winners took home luxurious cars from Hyundai. While Naa will keep her prize car, the two other winners would use theirs for official duties for a year.
The first three winners will also benefit from other attractive prizes including cash and souvenirs from sponsors, among other exciting prizes that formed part of this year’s unprecedented package. All other contestants will also benefit from the mouth-watering package.
This year’s finals witnessed performances from international music star Asa, Efya, Sherifa Gunu, and Gyedu Blay Ambolley. Nigerian comedian Basket Mouth also treated the audience to some good rib cracking jokes.
Miss Ghana 2012 was powered by Exclusive Events Ghana and supported by Manet Properties, Auto Plaza Ltd, Reflexion Hair Care, FC Skin & Beauty Klinik, Special Ice Mineral Water, Africa Cola, Fidelity Bank, Whirlpool, Accents & Arts, TT Brothers, Edern Security and Intercom Programming & Manufacturing Company Limited (IPMC).
Others were Capture, ATL Fabrics, Golden Tulip Hotel, Mensvic Hotel, Travel Express Hotel, Naadei Morgan, Poqua Poku, Anasimba, Ciba, INKA, Nubian Vogue, Danny’s Décor, Moet and Chandon, Active Media, Amazing U, Details and NDYTSI.
Miss Ghana 2012 TOP 10: Roseline, Precious, Gifty, Foriwaa, Nadia, Jennifer, Naa, Abena, Billey and Afriyie.
– Most Beautiful Skin award: Jennifer
– Most Disciplined award: Sabina
– Miss Fitness: Joan
– Miss SMS Queen: Roseline Okoro. This award goes to the contestant with the highest number of text messaging votes.
– Miss Eloquence: Naa.
– Miss Photogenic: Precious
– Miss Top Model: Naa
– Miss Talent: Abena.
– Miss Congeniality: Billey