Felicia Amponsah, a 22-year-old level 100 student of the University of Ghana, has been adjudged the winner of the 4th edition of this year’s Miss International Ghana which took place at the National Theatre in Accra.
Ms. Amponsah, who is offering Business Administration, stood tall among 10 other contestants and picked up the crown after 12 weeks of intensive competition. The first runner up was Belinda Obuabeng Cobbina of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology whiles the second runner up was Doreen Antwi of Ghana Telecom University.
Miss International Ghana, an annual event organised by Alpha Promotion premeditated to redefine beauty as a vehicle for transforming the lives of street children in the country. It is also a project to support and give hope to homeless children. Prior to the climax of the event, the Miss International Ghana delegate delivered and supported children in Madina market in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Adjiringanor as part of activities to supporting the vulnerable and marginalised street children.
The delegates were also exposed to leadership and IT skills during the pre-event activities. Then came the much-anticipated night as the delegate showcased insightful presentations on streetism, outstanding talent exhibition and philosophy of life.
Felicia walked home with a cash prize of GH¢5000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai by kind courtesy of Empomart and Adansi Travels respectfully. The second runner up received GH¢3,000 whiles the third runner up received GH¢2,000 cash prize sponsored by edwon.com and another GH¢1000 from Compuville Systems. The rest of the delegates got various consolation prizes such as home appliances from Bluetook speakers to blenders and rice cookers among others.
The event was attended by the past Queen of Miss International Ghana pageant. Miriam Amo of Ghana Telecom University, who was Miss Personality for Miss International Ghana 2018 was also honored as a special ambassador for Alpha Promotion Youth Foundation with the task to help raise support for the Queen and carry out a special project that supports the foundation’s work of impacting lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged children in our society.
Henry Morgan Minski, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Promotions and Miss International Ghana, said the event, which had support from the Streets Child Support and Trinity Revere Empire, was to help eradicate streetism in the country. He was pleased with the performance of all 12. Their sterling performance was to the admiration of the judges as well.
The event attracted hundreds of people who were entertained to performances by the contestants and treated to good music by upcoming artistes.