Miss Universe Ghana

The Miss Universe Ghana pageant is an annual pageant held with the main objective of providing a representative for Miss Universe. It was established in 1998, although, prior to 1998, there had been three independent representatives at Miss Universe.

The organisation format has varied since the pageant's inception. From a private screening process in the first year to a merger with the highly publicised Miss Lux, the Miss Universe Ghana pageant has seen a lot of change in its short existence. Currently the pageant is small and not highly publicised. Although some recent titleholders have made minor waves at Miss Universe, Ghana's best performance at the international pageant happened in 1999 when Ekuba Cudjoe advanced to the Top Ten. 


1991      Dela Tamakloe 
1992      --
1993      Jamilla Haruna Danzuru  (Miss Amity)
1994      --
1995      -- 
1996      Pearl Amoah
1997     (no pageant)
1998     Francisa Awuah
1999     Ekuba Cudjoe (Top 10)
2000    Esi Acquah


2001      Precious Agyare
2002      Stephanie Walkins-Fia
2003      (no pageant)
2004      Menaye Donkor
2005      (no pageant)
2006      Angela Asare (Miss Congeniality)
2007      (no pageant)
2008      Yvette Nsiah
2009      Jennifer Koranteng
2010       (TBA)

This was Ghana’s debut at Miss Universe.

Dela Tamakloe had also represented Ghana at Miss World 1990.

Jamilla Haruna Danzuru represented Ghana Miss Universe 1993 and won the Miss Amity (Miss Congeniality) Award.

She had represented Ghana at Miss World 1991, and 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.

Pearl Amoah had competed in Miss Ghana 1994, but did not place in the top three.

Francisa Awuah became the first delegate to represent Ghana with an official national title (Miss Universe Ghana)

Ekuba Cudjoe became the first representative from Ghana to advance beyond the first round. 1999 was the first time ever to have 3 Africans in the 10 semi-finalists. 

Stephanie Walkins-Fia barely missed the Top 10 and placed 12th overall in the preliminaries

Angela Asare won the Miss Congeniality.

This marked the second time Ghana won this award, although the first (1991) it was called Miss Amity award.

Angela was also one of the tallest delegates that year, 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), with Miss Nigeria, Tienepre Oki, standing at a close 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).