For some of Ghana's female celebrities and the stories of how they took their first step into stardom, one can only imagine what their lives would have been like if they had failed.
In the following listicle, yen.com.gh takes a look at female celebrities who were better off not winning various beauty pageants they contested in. For some of them, not winning was the reason they worked even harder to achieve their goals.
Before Christabel became an actress, she was 1 runner up at the 2008 Miss Malaika beauty pageant losing slightly to Tamara. Now, Miss Ekeh has built a niche for herself as one of the best acting forces to reckon with in Ghana.
Berla Addardey is her real name. The actress, TV presenter and event host is leaving a remarkable mark in the entertainment industry right now although she lost the 2010 Miss Malaika Beauty Pageant crown when she became 1 runner up. That did not stop her from unleashing the greatness in her.
The popular actress also missed out on the 2005 Miss Ghana crown but her debut in Ghanaian movie as a mean princess shot her to more stardom than she imagined. The actress once said she was happy she did not win the crown because she probably would not have worked as hard as she did to get to where she is now.
Roselyn may not be an everyday face but Roselyn has got quite a CV for herself. The South African-based model after participating in Miss Malaika 2010, went on to participate in Africa’s Next Top Model. She has modeled for big brands like Levis, Mr. Price, Mr. & Mrs. Jewelery, YDE Campaign etc.
YouTube sensation and aspiring filmmaker, Ahuof3 Patri, aka Priscilla Agyemang has been disturbing the airwaves with her video skits popularly called Boys Kasa and Airtel Commercials. She has also recently featured in her first major movie, Amakye and Dede but will you believe the budding superstar participated in Miss Malaika 2011 and lost?
Caroline Sampson took part in the 2005 edition of the Miss Malaika beauty pageant. After not making it to the top 3, she was given an opportunity to establish what will become her career on radio. She is now a successful media personality and well sought after.
The jade of all trades has been seen on TV and almost everywhere, including hosting events etc. You can say she is multi-talented. She participated in the 2005 Miss Malaika beauty pageant and came out as the 1st Runner-up.
The CEO of ABC Pictures, Kafui Danku was one of the aspiring contestant for the Miss Ghana in 2004 crown but after failing to get the much envied titled, she pursued a career in acting and is now a household name.
Regina Van Helvert was the 1st Runner-up at the 2012 Miss Malaika pageant. She’s currently a TV and event host at GhOne TV.