The newest addition to Ghanaian beauty pageants, Miss Beach GH 2010 kicked off its nationwide screening and auditioning session in the Volta Region over the weekend. The plush Villa Cisneros next to the Volta River in Sogakope, was the perfect set for what turned out to be perhaps the biggest assemble of beauty and intelligence in the Volta Region.
Before noon, over 300 hopefuls in different shapes and sizes had besieged the venue in anticipation of the session with each carrying their own hope of becoming one of the lucky three to represent the Volta Region. The people tasked with the important task of making sifting through the lot included Nigerian model/actor Onoriode Young and Ecuadorean Beach expert Patricia Vanderbilt as well as Caleb, marketing manager of a local radio station.
Amidst an intriguing mix of anxiety and excitement, the contestants went through three sessions in their casual wear and bikinis as well as Q&A session with the judges.
Credit must be given to organizers, Style Africa, for bringing amazing innovation in auditions for beauty pageants. Unlike may others, the girls had lots fun with various activities as boat rides, photo shoots in the water fall among others. Indeed for most of the many hopefuls, the experience would still be worth even if they were not selected considering how fun they had enjoyed. Mr. Ken Kumador, Executive Director of Style Africa, says, this is just a tip of the iceberg. His outfit has put in place an impressive line up of activities and a nationwide tour for the 12 finalists before the Grand Finale.
Miss Beach GH, looks to promote beach tourism across the nation using the contestants, and as such is a search for beauty with intelligence and personality to be able to market effectively to the rest of the world, Ghana’s beach tourism potentials.
In the end, only three ladies with the right mix of finesse, beauty, eloquence and a wealth of knowledge about Ghana’s tourism potentials would make the cut to be the face of beach tourism for the Volta Region.
Thus, Dzifa, Shamima and Stella put up the most exceptional performances to meet the judges’ criteria and become the chosen ones to represent the Volta Region.
Speaking to the press afterwards, the three excited ladies threw a challenge to the rest of the country, with each of them predicting victory for themselves in the Grand finale.
They have certainly upped the stakes for the ladies in the Greater Accra Region, as the audition train moves to the Crystal Palm Resort in Tesano, on Saturday for the region’s auditioning/screening session. According to organizers, the turnout in the Volta Region may have been overwhelming, but it is expected that the ladies in Accra will put on a show to beat the Volta Region.
It however remains to be seen how things will pun out as the audition train makes its stopover this weekend. Stay tuned for all the juicy info.