Naa Okailey Shooter Arrives In Ghana To Mammoth Reception
Miss Ghana 2012, Naa Okailey Shooter, who placed third at this year’s Miss World Beauty pageant held in Indonesia arrived home on Monday evening to thunderous cheers and applause from a large number of family members and friends that thronged the Kotoka International Airport to welcome her.
Naa emerged third among 130 contestants from across the world in the finals of Miss World held at the Bali International Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia last Saturday night.
Naa, who many described as one of the most charming and outspoken beauty queens, touched down at the Kotoka International Airport at about 8:00pm and was met on arrival by her family members, Miss Ghana 2013, Nana Akua Baafi, friends as well as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare.
She was treated to some traditional dance and brass band delight by a troupe from the La Traditional Council on her arrival.
Naa is the first Ghanaian representative to the Miss World 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.
Commenting on her achievement, the Miss Ghana 2012 noted that, ‘I was surprised,’ to have made it this far ‘and being the only African in the Top 20 was a huge shock to me.’
Before achieving the impressive feat, Naa Okailey made it to the Top 10, and after the number was whittled down, she still managed to get a place in the Top 5.
With this, she automatically becomes Miss World Africa 2013, taking over the crown from South Sudan’s Atong Demarth who received that accolade last year.
In a brief interaction with the media, Naa Okailey Shooter expressed her gratitude for the enormous support she received from Ghanaians throughout the competition.
She stressed, ‘Your prayers and well wishes have brought me this far.’
According to the organizers of Miss Ghana, Exclusive Event, a reception will be held in her honour very soon.
By George Clifford Owusu
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