Ghana’s representative at the just ended Miss World beauty pageant, Nadia Ntanu, has disclosed that her high hopes of making it to the finals of the competition was snuffed by the limited time she had to prepare for the pageant.
In an interview with Showbiz last Wednesday, Nadia rued the limited time in which she had to prepare for the pageant but she was happy she could make Ghana proud by placing among the top 25 finalists.
“Most of the other ladies who took part in the competition had close to one year to prepare but I had only three months so we had to make do with what we had. All the same, I believe I gave a good account of myself and represented the country to the best of my ability,” she said.
“The overall experience was challenging because every day brought a new set of trials and challenges. The weather did not help either. I believe it was more about being prepared adequately in all aspects; mentally, physically, emotionally, before you get there. These help you deal with any challenges that might be thrown at you,“ she said.
Nadia described her time in the competition as a learning experience due to the fact that she was able to meet and interact with people of diverse cultures as well as learn new things.
“It was also much fun and I got to enjoy myself while learning a lot from the people I got to interact with and this has been a unique experience,” she said.
Nadia revealed that although she failed to win the ultimate prize, she believes that Ghana stands a high chance of winning the crown in the coming years considering the fact that Nigeria and current winners, South Africa, are all from the continent.
“There is a lot of talent here in Ghana and as long as South Africa and Nigeria have won previously, we have a very good chance of winning. The organisers of the Miss World competition are always keen on seeing that there is support from both the government and corporate bodies for the competition, she said.”
Speaking about her projects, Nadia said, she had a number of projects planned for the year focused on improving the lives of the less fortunate in society.
“Last year I had an Ebola campaign but that has ended. For 2015, I would be embarking on a nationwide blood drive to stock the blood banks of the hospitals in the country. I also have plans to start a food drive where I collect the excess foods from hotels and restaurants to feed the poor,” she said.