Ekua Mends Bannerman has been crowned the winner of Ghana's Most Beautiful 2019 after a superb performance at the final which came off on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
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The 23-year-old entrepreneur representing the Central Region topped all after 13 weeks of grueling competition from other contestants.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3news.com, Ekua defeated four other finalists, including Enam [Volta Region representative] who was seen by some as the favourite for this year’s crown, to walk home with the ultimate prize.
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The Grand Arena dome at the Accra International Conference Centre went agog when one of the three judges, Linda Ampaw, announced: "GMB winner 2019 is Ekua".
Ekua becomes the second person from her region to win the GMB crown. Ama first won the crown in 2007.
Ekua gets a brand new car, a cash prize of 10,000 cedis, a round trip to Dubai courtesy Camel Antiseptic’s ‘Buy and Fly and a year's supply of GTP fabric among other souvenirs from sponsors.
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Volta region’s Enam, born Anita Mawuena Bossoh, who gave Ekua a good run, came in second, walking away with a cash prize of 8,000 cedis, a round trip to Dubai and six-months supply of GTP fabric.
Serwaa from the Ashanti Region, who was evicted but got a second chance to prove her mettle, eventually took third place. She received a cash prize of 6,000 cedis, a trip to Dubai and a three-month supply of GTP fabric.
Western North representative, Saah, placed fourth and walked home with 4,000 cedis cash and a month's supply of GTP fabric.
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The fifth spot went to Ayisha who represented the Upper East region in the competition. She also won the Best Model [golden shoe award] for the night. Ayisha receives a cash prize of 2,000 cedis and a month supply of GTP fabric.
The 2019 Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant was held on the theme: ‘Black and Proud’ and for the first time, had 16 contestants from all the regions who throughout the competition, projected their respective cultures to the world.
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