Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, has pledged to support the Miss Ghana brand to win back its old glory.
The minister, who is obviously not happy with how some persons have been soiling the Miss Ghana brand, said she would be helping showcase the positives about the oldest and the longest running annual beauty contest in Ghana.
This, she believes, would make the brand more attractive than it is now.
“Now that I am involved in the pageant, I will make sure that positives are mostly spoken of,” she announced on Friday.
She was speaking at the launch of the 2019 edition of Miss Ghana pageant at Tang Place Hotel in Accra when she made the announcement.
The Miss Ghana brand has, in the last few years, suffered negative publicities after three former winners of the pageant came out in December 2017 to paint a gloomy picture of the beauty event, alleging that they were ‘pimped’ by the organisers.
The queens? Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Antoinette Delali Kemavor (Miss Ghana 2015) and Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi (Miss Ghana 2013) ? spoke to entertainment website Ghanacelebrities.com and claimed that they were ‘pimped’ to raise money to support the pageant run by Inna Mariam Patty and Exclusive Event Ghana.
Inna Patty denied the claims and is currently pursuing the case in court to clear her name and that of Exclusive Events.
Madam Morrison pointed out that it’s high time people let go of the negativity and talk positive about the pageant because the ladies who take part in the pageant are not only beautiful but also intelligent, and that must be used in a positive way to support society.
“This time around all the participants should be involved in the projects. Once you decide to be in the contest, it means you have something that you want to share with the world because everyone who steps out there thinks she is going to be a winner. Isn’t it? So if she is going to be a winner, she has an idea about what to do. So let’s kill that dream,” she appealed.
Currently, the 2019 Miss Ghana pageant is scheduled for July. Prior to that, there will be an audition in the Greater Accra Region in May to search for potential winners.
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