Akpene Diata Hoggar Wins 2018 Miss Universe Ghana
A model, blogger and entrepreneur’s childhood dream came true when she was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2018 at the pageant’s hugely anticipated grand finale held at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.
Akpene, who is also a Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate, beat nine other beauties in what was described largely as a highly competitive event, to pick the coveted title and the sole ticket to represent Ghana at this year’s Miss Universe international pageant slated for Bangkok, Thailand in December.
She also received a brand new car from 4FK Motorsport which is owned by Ghanaian international soccer star, Sulley Muntari, five weeks leadership programme with YALI (Young African Leadership Initiative), one year contract with the Lab Modelling Agency in Milan, Italy, one year contract as the Face of So Aesthetic, one year supply of GTP (Woodin) fabrics, one year supply of So Aesthetics make-up and six months internship programme with the Multimedia Group.
She will also enjoy six months publicity and a spread in the Glam Magazine, GHC10,000 worth of Shoes from Shoe Zone and one year Hair Services & Spa treatment by First Choice Beauty Salon.
Besides the training programmes, the first and second runners-up will each receive six months supply of GTP (Woodin) fabrics plus So Aesthetics makeup products
The tall and cordial model, who represented the Brong Ahafo Region in the middle belt of Ghana, excellently promoted the tourism sites and cultural heritage of the region, attracting thunderous applause from the obviously impressed audience.
Akpene excitedly expressed her gratitude to MALZ Promotions, the organisers of the event, for their professionalism, and graciously congratulated the other contestants for the healthy competition.
Vanessa Tekor Akuetteh, a budding paralegal and model, who represented the Western Region was voted the first runner-up, while Sylvia Naa Morkor Commodore, a second-year Business Administration undergraduate, who represented the Upper West Region picked the second runner-up prize.
All the contestants put up great performances in the various segments of the competition, promoting the culture and tourism products of Ghana while displaying their individual talents in singing, dancing etc.