Nineteen year-old Abena, representing the Eastern Region, has been adjudged the winner of this year’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful beauty pageant.
She narrowly beat competition from three other finalists – Ohema from the Brong Ahafo, Wekia from the Upper East and Afrah from the Ashanti – to wear the coveted crown and hold the bragging rights for the next one year.
Abena, who has been consistent with her performances throughout the 13-week competition and won the most coveted ‘Star Performer’ title four times, proved at the grand finale on Sunday night that she was the obvious choice for the crown, cash and car.
Aside earning the most votes from the public, she put in her all to ensure she secured an overwhelming victory as her performances on the final night received praises from the judges and loud applause from the audience.
She did not only wear the crown for the night but also drove out of the venue, National Theatre, in a brand new Ssangyong Tivoli SUV vehicle sponsored by Silver Star Ghana Limited, filled with a cash prize of GHȻ10,000.
Brong Ahafo’s Ohema, who gave Abena a good run for her money in the competition that started with 10 beautiful but intelligent ladies, was adjudged second while Upper East Region’s representative, Wekia, came third.
Ashanti Region’s Afrah, who struggled to get enough votes from the public over the period and also failed to wow the judges, took the bottom spot.
Ohema walks home with GHȻ8,000 and goodies from sponsors of the show while Wekia receives GHȻ6,000 and souvenirs from sponsors. Afrah also gets GHȻ4,000 and souvenirs from sponsors.
Both Abena and Ohema will also enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Dubai, kind courtesy of Camel Anntiseptic.
Sunday’s final show was filled with entertainment, education and display of rich Ghanaian culture with musical performances from the hiplife duo Praye and Michael Adangma (Banaweko), composer of the GMB theme song among others.
By Irene Amesimeku| 3news.com| Ghana