Naa Okailey Places Third At Miss World
Miss Ghana 2012, Carranzer Naa Okailey Shooter, on Saturday made Ghana proud when she placed third at this year’s Miss World pageant which crowned Miss Philippines, Megan Young as Miss World 2013.
Naa, after placing third, becomes the new Miss World Africa, and takes over from South Sudan’s Atong Demarch, a 2012 winner. A coronation night was held after Saturday’s finale to confer on her the new title.
The first Ghanaian representative to have reached this stage of the competition in its 63-year history, her achievement sent the whole country into a joyous mood, with tons of congratulatory messages to her.
Touched and lost for words, she took to her Facebook page on Saturday evening and managed just a word – ‘grateful’.
For a young 23-year-old medical doctor in the making, this is a feat almost unbelievable.
As the first to reach this far in the Miss World Pageant, she hands the Miss Ghana organization a major boost.
Saturday’s event was the 63rd edition, watched in some 180 countries, with an estimated viewing audience of 2 billion.
From a whittled-down list of Top 20 finalists, the judges settled on 10, after which it all came down to the final five.
The top five were engaged in a question-and-answer round, which Naa perfectly took home, drawing loud cheers from the seated audience.
A glittering ceremony that saw over 2500 people in attendance, it was held at the Nusa Dua Convention Centre of Bali, Indonesia.
A well-directed grand finale, Saturday’s event witnessed stunning musical performances from British boy band, Blue, Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu, and Miss Indonesia 2012, Vania Larissa.
Top UK model/Presenter Myleene Klass, and former Mr World Kamal Ibrahim, hosted the event.
Some 127 countries took part in this year’s final.
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