The 2017 edition of Miss Universe Pageant saw Ghana represented by 23-year old University of Ghana graduate, Ruth Quashie after more than a decade of total absence from the world event.
Ruth through her hardwork and impressive display of Ghanaian culture was able to get herself a spot in the final 16 out of the initial 92 finalists, Ghana’s best achievement since the country made it to the Top 10 in 1999 with Akuba Cudjoe and winning Miss Congeniality in 2006 with Angela Asare.
However, the sad news is that little support was given to Ruth Quashie during her participation in the competition. According to reports, the young beauty Queen indicated that for her to proceed from the Top 16 to the Top 10 and further win the crown, she needed public votes which she did not get.
“My best was what took me to top 16. They gave the public the chance to vote for top 10 and there was no one there to vote for me. Looking into the crowd, I saw only two people who came to support me. It was hard for me but I knew that if I make an impact, it will be easy for the next person.
It was a painful experience,” Ruth lamented.
She stated that she had definitely done her part by selling Ghana to the world, which has made the people she encountered want to visit the country, but the fact that there was minimal support from Ghanaians saddened her.
By: Gabla Godwin / Showbiz Network Ghana
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