Reigning Miss Africa Continent queen and Miss Ghana 2015 runner-up, Rebecca Asamoah, will be taking part in the 2017 edition of Miss United Nations world pageant to be held in Jamaica.
The first Ghanaian queen to share Miss United Nations’ stage, Rebecca is hopeful she would hoist her country’s flag high out there by bringing home the crown.
“I am compassionate not only for people with status and stature but for the underprivileged. I believe Miss United Nations pageant is to embark on humanitarian works to uplift women and to positively impart in the lives of people in our various societies and the world at large. I want to be a part of this family to contribute my quota in the world’s development,” the 25-year-old explained her decision to take part in the pageantry.
Miss United Nations is a humanitarian pageant which helps to better the lives of persons around the world. It identifies and showcases world’s best tourism cause ambassadors; those who have the skills, talents and personalities best suited to promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, international goodwill and cultural harmony.
Apart from a strong emphasis on goodwill tourism protection programmes and destinations promotion, the pageant also supports environmental protection via strategised programmes.
This year’s edition will take place in Kingston, Jamaica from July 1 to July 9 with the main grand finale on July 8.
Over 80 contestants will be taking part in the pageantry, and it will be the first time Ghana is presenting a representative. If Rebecca gets crowned, it will, indeed, be a remarkable feat for her and Ghana as a whole.
She is expected to leave Ghana late June 2017 to take part in activities ahead of the grand finale on July 8.
The dental hygienist, who is also Miss Ghana 2015 second runner-up, made Ghana proud in April 2016 after beating 11 finalists drawn from an original list of 40 contestants from across the Africa continent at the inaugural Miss Africa Continent pageant which was held at Johannesburg.
She was the first woman in history to be crowned Miss Africa Continent. She is expected to return home with another good news.