Monique Mawulawe Agbedekpui was crowned Miss Ghana 2020 at the National Theater in Accra on Friday, August 21. Isabella Agbo and Annlisa Anangfio came in second and third places, respectively.
The 23-year-old beauty from the Volta region triumphed over 15 other contestants to win the national title. She succeeds Miss Ghana 2019 Rebecca Kwabi and will next year represent Ghana at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant.
Prior to winning the crown, Monique said she believes in self-confidence and hard work. She quoted Maya Angelou’s “I come as one, but I stand as 10,000″ and if voted to win, she declared to bring out the leadership skills in the youth and help the less-privileged.
Miss Ghana 2020 was initially scheduled for May 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual grand finale was streamed live via Lalafio.
The biggest and oldest national beauty pageant in Ghana was first held in 1957 with Monica Amekoafia as its first winner. It was an initiative by Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, to offer the independent Ghanaian woman a platform to positively impact society.
Miss Ghana is currently being organized and managed by Exclusive Events Ghana, an events management company headed by former titleholder, Inna Mariam Patty.
Ghana first joined Miss World in 1959 and the country’s highest placement so far in the international pageant was second runner-up in 2013 with Carranzar Shooter.
Photos: Miss Ghana Official