Miss Ghana contestant, Afua Asieduwaa Akrofi has said though she is hopeful to become Miss Ghana 2015, with or without the crown she will use her personality to influence society in a positive way.
According to the beautiful young lady, Miss Ghana is not just about winning but impacting the lives of people in society.
“Miss Ghana is a great platform. I want to use Miss Ghana to deeply influence people’s lives in a positive way. Sometimes it is not just about giving to people what you have but also sharing your story with them. What you tell people also motivates them so I want to share my story with the people, with or without winning. Miss Ghana is not just about winning; it is a whole experience. I am learning and having fun on the platform. If I win I will be happy; if I don’t, I will still pursue my project. I want to create awareness on Lupus, an autoimmune disease mostly in women who have passed their puberty. It sometimes affects your brain, skin, liver, etc. It is a silent killer and most people don’t know about it,” she told NEWS-ONE.
Afua is representing the Northern Region of Ghana at this year’s Miss Ghana pageant. She is 22 years of age and hails from Larteh in the Eastern Region. From a family of five, she is the third born and the only girl of her family. She is currently studying Political Science and Theatre Arts at the University of Ghana. She had her secondary education at Krobo Girls Senior High School.
She hopes to become a lawyer in the near future because she likes “the way lawyers carry themselves.”
“When I was young, I used to like the way lady lawyers dress in movies. It looks beautiful but on a serious note I want to be a lawyer to uphold justice in Ghana,” she said.
She is currently representing the Northern Region on the Miss Ghana platform because that was where she auditioned.
“I have learnt a lot about the Northern Region. How they greet… People in the north are lovely people. One thing that I noticed about northerners is that they are respectful. The women especially respect their husbands and kings. I like the way women stand up for their husbands and children. It’s amazing and unique,” she concluded.