Ruth Quashie, a Business Administration graduate who hails from the Central Region eclipsed 120 young women from across Ghana with her ‘confidence, attentiveness and beauty’ to win the coveted title last Saturday (2nd September).
“From Day One, Ruth caught our attention” revealed the pageant’s Head Judge and fitness guru, Sean Guy. “She’s very attentive, very confident and obviously very beautiful. One of the moments that solidified her as a contender for the crown and the eventual winner, was the ‘plank challenge’. This is a physical task that requires a lot of mental strength and determination, which are both attributes for winning the overall Miss Universe contest.”
It’s an aspiration shared by Ruth, who now has her sights on joining other Miss Universe national winners. She said, “It’s long been a childhood dream of mine to become Miss Universe, but I never had the courage to dare enter the competition. This year, I thankfully found the courage to step forward; not only to prove to everyone else that I am a winner, but most of all to prove to myself that I can achieve whatever I put my mind to. So far, this experience has convinced me that my journey and courage will serve as an inspiration to hundreds of young girls who want to chase their dreams too.”
As well as the chance to compete internationally, Miss Quashie walks away with a brand new Hyundai saloon car plus a one year contract with Italian modeling agency, The Lab Models. She will also work with two charities – Smile Train and My Sister’s Keepers Foundation.
The Miss Universe Ghana 2017 competition was launched in June and supported by key sponsors EIB Networks, SHEY, MALZ Promotions, Fiesta Gh and Rigworld.
Judging the contestants were fitness guru and lifestyle consultant, Sean Guy, former Miss Universe Netherlands (2003) and Miss Netherlands Europe (2005) Tessa Brix Jurisich, modeling agent Giovanna Nicole, C.E.O. of Brommon Bespoke Kwaku Boateng Akuoko and PR Director Michelle Attoh.