The 2017 edition of Miss Universe Ghana was won by 23-year-old Ruth Quashie.
The current queen is a business administration graduate. She represented the Central Region in the contest.
“From day one, Ruth caught our attention,” Sean Guy, the head judge revealed. “She’s very attentive, very confident and obviously very beautiful. One of the moments that solidified as a contender for the crown and the eventual winner. This is a physical task that requires a lot of mental strength and determination, which are both attributes for winning the overall Miss Universe contest.”
About this year’s charities:
This year, the Miss Universe Ghana 2017 contest is proud to support two charities – Smile Train and My Sister’s Keepers Foundation. Smile Train is an international charity that creates awareness and provides training, funding and resources to help empower local doctors to offer free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
My Sister’s Keepers Foundation was founded by sisters and co-directors Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Valerie Obaze and Edwina Akufo-Addo to be an innovative charity that seeks to support initiatives that educate and empower local women so that they can, directly and indirectly, deliver social impact in their communities. Every year, each co-founder chooses a new project they are passionate about and over a duration of twelve months, they offer a range of events and programs that are designed to inspire and make a difference.