Celebrating Deidre Makin-Tetteh


…Ghana’s representative at Mrs. Supermodel Worldwide Pageant 2023

In an industry that often revolves around youth and singlehood, the Mrs. Supermodel Worldwide pageant breaks the mold by celebrating the beauty, talent, and accomplishments of married women.

This prestigious international beauty pageant which was started in 2019 by Sandeep Kumar, the Founder and President of Rubaru Group, aims to empower women and raise awareness about important issues such as gender-based discrimination and women’s education. This year, Ghana was proudly represented in India by the remarkable Deidre Makin-Tetteh, a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and former model.

Mrs. Makin-Tetteh, a woman of many talents and mother of four, has dedicated herself to nurturing her family, while successfully managing her businesses – Da Tettehs Baby Boutique and Purplefox Events. Deidre’s journey in the world of modeling began at the renowned Exopa modeling agency, where she honed her skills and built a strong foundation for her future endeavours.

A dream deferred

Although Deidre had a passion for modeling, she made the selfless decision to put her dreams on hold to prioritize her family and business. Like many married women, she balanced her responsibilities with grace and resilience, allowing her loved ones to take center stage.

However, the opportunity to participate in the Mrs. Supermodel Worldwide pageant has reignited her long-held dream and allowed her to once again embrace her love for the runway.

The Mrs. Supermodel Worldwide pageant stands apart from traditional beauty contests by emphasizing the importance of ‘Beauty with Responsibility’. It celebrates the multifaceted nature of womanhood, acknowledging that beauty goes beyond physical appearance, and Deidre embodies this ethos effortlessly, as she not only represented Ghana on the international stage, but also advocated and continues to do same for women’s empowerment and the promotion of women’s education.

A beacon of inspiration

Deidre’s journey serves as an inspiration to women worldwide, who may have put their dreams on hold to prioritize their families or careers, reminding them that it is never too late to pursue their passions, and that by nurturing thise ambitions, they can inspire others to do same. Aside beauty and talent, Deidre’s participation in the pageant exemplifies the strength and determination that lie within married women, proving that beauty and responsibility can coexist harmoniously.

“In a world where women have to juggle so much and forget to take care of themselves, a bold step to take part in a pageant which allows married women to live their dreams again on the runway is a reminder that we can live our dreams no matter our current status,” Mrs. Makin-Tetteh told the B&FT Weekend in an exclusive interview.

Deidre’s commitment to women’s empowerment and the promotion of important societal issues further reinforces the pageant’s motto of ‘Beauty with Responsibility’.

Experience during the contest

Deidre’s experience in India during the pageantry was one filled with a mixture of positive emotions, but most importantly, the feeling of pride of being Ghanaian on such a stage.

Her immense performance at the contest earned her the 3rd place (3rd Runner Up). She also won the ‘Best National Costume, and the ‘Mrs intellectual’ categories. “During this contest with women of varying ages from 12 other countries, with only 2 from Africa, I learnt different cultures and appreciated more what we have as Ghanaians. From a mompreneur selling career costumes to a queen with a crown is a success story worth sharing to the world,” Deidre said.

What’s next?

Having mounted the international stage and returned with a crown, Deidre hope to use this crown to inspire many women through coaching. “We plan to start a coaching class for various ages and give them opportunities to regain their confidence. We hope to tell the world that it is never late and that they should dare to dream, go back to school, become that airhostess, become that model, and not allow your current status to deter you from growing,” she added.

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