The search for the 2013 edition of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant kicked off Thursday, May 30 at the Travel Express Hotel, near Gulf House, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Accra.
Exclusive Events Ghana, organizers of the pageant is holding one national audition this year unlike previous editions where they scout for contestants at regional or zonal auditions.
Organizers explained that, this year’s format of holding only one national audition is still consistent with the general theme of taking the event closer to the doorstep of the bold, beautiful, eloquent and intelligent Ghanaian lady.
Myjoyonline.com’s visit to the Travel Express Hotel witnessed a very competitive environment illuminated by hundreds of bubbly hopefuls who had trooped the venue to be part of Day One of the audition, Thursday. Auditions will run until Saturday, June 1.
The judging panel for the 3-day audition are; Steven Adusei, Professional Photographer; Shika Obeng, Cosmetologist; actor Van Vicker; and Inna Marayam Patty, CEO of Exclusive Events Ghana.
Obed Boafo, Publicist for the pageant told Myjoyonline.com in an interview that, “It went well. We had a very good turnout. The process continues Friday and we expect some more young, beautiful, intelligent, purpose-driven Ghanaian ladies between the ages of 18-25 to audition.”
We believe the Miss Ghana platform offers limitless opportunities to the ladies and for which reason the level of appreciation is that high,” he added.
Inna Maryam Patty had disclosed in a statement that, winners of this year’s pageant “will still get cash rewards, products from sponsors, paid-holiday trips, internship and branding opportunities with our sponsors, donors and partners.”
She added that, “Our scholarship scheme, which was instituted last year, and available for two contestants who are able to meet Benedict College University’s criteria for selection, still stands.”
The national finals will be held in Accra in July, 2013.