Miss Ghana

Miss Ghana is the biggest and oldest national beauty pageant in Ghana. Established in 1957, the year of Ghana's inepenence, it has produced over 26 titleholders. The pageant is responsible for sending a representative to Miss World and Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO.

The winner uses her position to speak on behalf of many charities, and dedicates her year of reign to promote the cause of a specific charity of her choice. In 2006, Ghana's representative at Miss World, Lamisi Mbillah won the Beauty with a Purpose Award for her work on Guinea Worm

The current titleholder is Mimi Areme who won the tile in September, 2009 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Only three Miss Ghana  titleholders have advanced to the next level of a Miss World Pageant (Martha Vroom in 1967 and Lamisi Mbilla in 2005).

Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO has produced  one winner from Ghana (Matilda Alomatu in 1995)  

(see list of titleholders below)

Year      Titleholder

1957              Monica Amekoafia
1958              (no pageant)
1959              Star Nyaniba Annan
1960             Comfort Kwamena 
1961-1966  (no pageant) 
1967              Araba Martha Vroom 
1968              Lovell Rosebud Wordie  
1969-1985  (no pageant) 
1986             Magdalene Adjabeng 
1987             Augustina Henaku 
1988             Dzidzo Abra Amoa 
1989             Afua Amoah Bonsu 
1990            Bridgitte Dzorgbenuku 
1991             (no pageant) 
1992            (no pageant) 
1993            (no pageant) 
1994            Matilda Aku Alomatu


1995                 Manuela Medie
1996                 Shiela Azuntaba
1997                Benita Golomeke
1998                Efia Owusuaa Marfo
1999                Mariam Sugri Bugri
2000              Ewurafua Hawkson
2001               Selasi Kwawu
2002              Shaida Buari
2003              Serena Naa Ashi Roye
2004              Inna Patty
2005              Lamisi Mbilla
2006              Irene Dwomoh
2007              Frances Takyi-Mensah
2008              Mawusi Apea
2009              Mimi Areme
2010               Stephanie Karikari


- This was Ghana’s debut at Miss World

- Araba Martha Vroom became the first ever Miss Ghana titleholder to advance beyond the first round and into the Top 15. In that year the top 15 were called quarterfinalists.
- Ghana hadn’t competed since 1959

- Ghana returned to Miss World with Dzidzo Amoa after a twenty-year break.

- Even though Miss Ghana 1990 was Bridgitte Dzorgbenuku, she didn’t represent Ghana at Miss World.
Ghana was represented at Miss World by Dela Tamakloe, who also represented Ghana in Miss Universe 1991.

- No pageant was held in Ghana, however Jamilla Haruna Danzuru represented Ghana at Miss World 1991 as well as Miss Universe 1993.
She went on to compete in Miss International 1994 under the ticket of Nigeria. She is one of a handful of delegates to have competed in 3 of the four biggest pageants in the world.

- After a two-year break, Ghana returned to Miss World with Matilda Aku Alomatu . She didn’t place at that pageant but became the first (and only) Miss Ghana titleholder to win the Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO title.

Manuela Medie won the Best Evening Wear Award (a dress designed by Joyce Ababio). This was the first time this award was ever given at Miss World. The other first time award was Best Swimwear, which went to Miss Isreal.
Manuela Media became 2nd runner-up at Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO

- Shiela Azuntaba did not place at Miss World 1996, but became 2nd runner-up at Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO
- Efia Owusuaa Marfo is famous for slipping down on stage during the Day Wear Presentation in the Miss World finals. She is however not the only delegate to suffer this fate at an international pageant. Most notable among the lot is Miss Philippines 1999 who slipped and fell on stage during the preliminary round of the evening gown competition at Miss Universe 1999. She became the 2nd Runner-up after Botswana and Spain.

- Mariam Sugri Bugri was a passenger in a plane crash during her year of reign. Luckily, she survived it.

- Shaida Buari was the tallest delegate at Miss World 2002

- After a change in the organiser of Miss Ghana, this was the first year a Miss Ghana titleholder did not represent Ghana at Miss World in the year of her national reign.

- Lamisi Mbilla, who was Miss Ghana 2005, represented Ghana at Miss World 2006. She became the second ever Miss Ghana titleholder to advance to the next round.

- She fast-tracked to the semi-finals as the winner of the Beauty with a Purpose Award for her work on Guinea Worm eradication.

- Irene Dwomoh, Miss Ghana 2006, fast-tracked to the semi-finals as the winner of the Miss Talent Award.

- This marked the second year running that Ghana advanced to the semi-finals through a fast-track event.

- Mimi Areme, Miss Ghana 2009, is slotted to represent Ghana at Miss World 2010