- A Ghanaian model has become the first black person to win the Miss Grand International beauty pageant
- She beat over 60 other contestants to emerge the winner
- The event was held in the Asian nation of Thailand
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Ghanaian model, Abena Akuaba Appiah, has made history as the first black person to win the Miss Grand International beauty pageant.
She emerged the winner out of over 60 contestants from around the world during its eighth year which was held in Thailand.
The event was held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Show DC Hall in the capital city of the Asian nation.
According to the organisers, the pageant seeks to empower women, and also promote tourism, and other social causes.
The runner-ups were Samantha Bernardo (Philippines), Ivana Batchelor (Guatemala), and Aurra Kharishma (Indonesia.)
“As a queen, my aim is to inspire and motivate young women to be the best versions of themselves and to encourage them to follow their dreams and passions," Appiah said after winning the crown.
"My ultimate goal is to create an organisation that helps individuals feel confident after suffering severe bullying.”
Appiah has appeared in official music videos of the likes of Bruno Mars and Jennifer Lopez.
In other news, Ghanaians have expressed excitement at Stonebwoy connecting with Davido in Nigeria. The two artistes previously collaborated on the hit single Activate, which was released in December 2020.
YEN.com.gh previously reported about Stonebwoy's daughter, Catherine Jidula Satekla who was seen in a video jamming to the same song. She was in the company of her uncle playing while the song was being played in the background. Jidula sang while making funny facial gestures.
Recently, Stonebwoy was in the news when he made history as the first Ghanaian artiste to score one million views on Youtube within 24 hours. The video was for his song, Blessing, featuring Ghanaian-American rapper, Vic Mensa.
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Source: Yen Newspaper