Entertainment of Monday, 5 August 2013
Source: Gifty Owusu-Amoah-Graphic Showbiz
For her beauty and charm, one would think that the current Miss Ghana, Guissepine Nana Akua Baafi would be spoilt for choice for men but no, the 22-year-old beauty queen says she is ‘gnashing’.
She told Showbiz last Friday that most people who get to hear of her “single” status doubt her because for them, her beauty should certainly attract many men to be at her beck and call and so she cannot be single.
“But that is the truth, I am very much single and unattached and it’s really surprising because I have not had a boyfriend in a long while and I don’t know what the problem is” she said amidst laughter but was quick to add “It is good for now because that will get me more focused on my education”.
Before she was crowned Miss Ghana, Guissepine was pursuing a Part Two Chartered Accounting course at the Institute of Charted Accountants.
Guissepine who had not participated in any beauty pageant till this year’s Miss Ghana described her victory as “unbelievable and awesome” remarking “I just feel like a star now because of the attention I am getting.
“I had my crown by my bed side for a whole week and would wake up at dawn to look at it but now, I think the reality has dawned on me and I am bracing myself for the responsibilities of Miss Ghana”.
Miss Baafi said she has already hit the ground running with her official projects on Infant Mortality which was started by her predecessor, Naa Okailey Shooter along with her own projects on Buruli Cancer and Elephantiasis. “I have taken over and hope to continue from where Naa stopped”.
She said that at the end of her reign, she wants to be remembered not just as a beauty queen, but one who worked to make her reign meaningful to the society.
“I want to be remembered for my work and projects which will benefit the society. I don’t want to be remembered as just as a beauty queen but one whose reign was a blessing to people because she worked hard to impact the lives of people positively”.
She said that it was in line with such a passion that she has deferred her Chartered Accounting course for a year. “It is different being tasked to undertake a project and having the desire. The difference is that, I have the passion to help the underprivileged and that is why I need to work hard to bring my dream into reality.
She stated that beauty pageants should not be seen as waste of resources as has been the public perception but another avenue to which individuals and organisations can contribute their quota to the country’s development.
“I realised that the organisers do not only look out for beauty but brains. Miss Ghana seeks to train, groom and mentor young and intelligent ladies for the future.
Born to Madam Regina Baafi in Italy, Guissepine is a product of New Juabeng Senior High School in Koforidua. She hails from Koforidua Efiduase in the Eastern Region and is a member of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).