Miss Malaika Search Takes Off In Kumasi
Posted on: 2008-Apr-20        Times
  Email to a Friend   Print Format
Last Saturday, the search for the next Miss Malaika to take over from Laurie Naa Lamle Lawson took off in earnest at the Miklin Hotel in Kumasi. It was audition time for the northern sector of the country.

By 10am the venue was playing host to a large number of young ladies who had come to take up the challenge of becoming the next Malaika Queen.

Appearing in different shades of dress colours, hairstyles and sizes, each person had faced the judges with a touch of boldness and self esteem. Whereas others came to obviously try their luck in the pageant, others proved worthy to be crowned the next Malaika Queen by impressing the judges.

By dusk, 98 young and enthusiastic ladies had been auditioned and 25 of them had qualified for the semis which will come off after the second audition for the southern sector.

Come Saturday May 3, the search train will be at the Erata Hotel in Accra where the audition process for the southern sector will take place.

Each year, courtesy Charterhouse, young women between the ages of 18-25 are given that wonderful opportunity to become ambassadors of Ghana while earning for themselves prestige and luxury as presented in the juicy prize packages.

In November last year, 21 year old Laurie Naa Lamle Lawson was discovered and crowned Miss Malaika Ghana 2008 and only four months into her reign, Laurie is reported to have made substantial donations to vulnerable children.

The first was at the Christian Faith Foster Home (Frafraha) and the second at the Children’s Ward of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Beginning mid April this year, Laurie is expected to begin her community to community services aimed at helping to eradicate malaria in Ghana in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Board and USAID.

Since its inception in 2002, the Miss Malaika Ghana pageant, which is the search for the “Most Beautiful Girl in Ghana”, has become a most prestigious and useful beauty pageant.

This has stemmed from the fact that right from the beginning; Miss Malaika Ghana has been positioned as a Reality TV Show, which offers participatory excitement for the viewing public by allowing them to get up close and personal to the delegates.

This format has proven so successful that it has become the de facto format for all beauty pageants lately. In so doing, the public has been involved in selecting their favourite as the winner, which has always made the winner accepted by all.