Twenty-five-year-old Ghanaian beauty queen, Rebecca Asamoah, placed second at the 2017 edition of Miss United Nations international pageant held in Kingston Jamaica over the weekend.
Rebecca, who is the first Ghanaian queen at the Miss UN pageant beat several other contestants from over 80 countries to come close to winning the ultimate crown which went to Olga Makhlevskaia from Russia.
It’s Rebecca’s third win in three years after she was earlier crowned Miss Ghana 2015 runner-up and winner of Miss Africa Continent in South Africa.
Mexican queen, Irais Carbajal, also took the second runner-up position while Russia was crowned the overall winner at the event.
Miss UN is a humanitarian pageant which helps to better the lives of persons around the world. It identifies and showcases world’s best tourism cause ambassadors; those who have the skills, talents and personalities best suited to promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, international goodwill and cultural harmony. Apart from a strong emphasis on goodwill tourism protection programmes and destinations promotion, the pageant also supports environmental protection via strategised programmes.
“I am compassionate not only for people with status and stature but for the underprivileged. I believe Miss United Nations pageant is to embark on humanitarian works to uplift women and to positively impart in the lives of people in our various societies and the world at large. I want to be a part of this family to contribute my quota in the world’s development,” the 25-year-old dental hygienist said ahead of the grand finale.
She is expected to return home on July 15.