Ranked fourth (4th) most prestigious beauty pageant in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world, the Miss International Pageant makes a glamorous entry into Ghana.
The national competition dubbed, “Miss International Ghana Pageant” begins its process of selecting contestants for the finale with auditions on the 13th of June at Tulip Inn Hotel, Teteh Quarshie roundabout in Accra, then to the Eastern Regional Capital, Koforidua on the 20th of June and ends in Kumasi on the 27th June 2015. (Venues for the Koforidua and Kumasi auditions will be confirmed later)
Miss International Ghana 2015 winner will embark on a number of Social intervention projects in Ghana for a year as a personal development and social responsibility effort and to adequately prepare to compete with fellow Crowned Queens from other countries around the globe for the coveted Miss International Pageant Crown.
Organizers of the Miss International Ghana Pageant, Save the earth movement and Harlem world entertainment are upbeat about the need for Ghana to participate in this pageant since the aim of the pageant seeks to preach peaceful co-existence and other positive values in Ghana as well as sell the culture and way of life of the Ghanaian people to the international community.
Outlining the process of participation for potential ladies, Chairman of the Organization, Nana Mensah said, “Prospective contestants should whats App their names to the number, 0540-480-390 to be part of the Miss International Ghana 2015 or come to the audition venue to on 13th June 2015.”
In an exclusive interview, Co-chair of the Organization, Maame Yaa Kyekye Tete, a former Beauty Queen who is also the Executive Director for Save the Earth Movement (STEM) Ghana added,
“After the auditions, more on the pageant finale will be disclosed at a media launch where we will also outdoor the finalists.”
She appealed to young ladies between the ages of 18 to 25 years with sound body and mind to take advantage of this one of a kind life time opportunity to develop their careers to excel in life.
The world event, Miss International Pageant which is also referred to as The International Beauty Pageant is an annual contest and has been in existence since 1960.
The pageant was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach.
Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo ’70. For 1971 and 1972, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan.
Crowned Queens are expected to serve as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty”, demonstrating tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility. The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.
The current Miss International Pageant Queen (2014), Valerie Hernandez hails from Puerto Rico.