Ekua real name Ekua Mends Bannerman representing the Central Region has been crowned the winner for the 2019 edition of Ghana’s Most Beautiful reality show 2019.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur representing the Central Region topped all after 13 weeks of competition.
Ekua defeated four other finalists, including Enam [Volta Region representative] who was seen by some as the favorite for this year’s crown, to walk home with the ultimate prize.
The Grand Arena dome at the Accra International Conference Centre went agog when one of the three judges, Linda Ampaw, announced: GMB winner 2019 is Ekua.
Ekua becomes the second person from her region to win the GMB crown. Ama first won the crown in 2007.
For her prize, Ekua got a brand new car, a cash prize of 10,000 cedis, a round trip to Dubai courtesy Camel Antiseptic’s ‘Buy and Fly and a year supply of GTP fabric among other souvenirs from sponsors.
The first runner up Enam, born Anita Mawuena Bossoh, who gave Ekua a good run, came second, walking away with a cash prize of 8,000 cedis, a round trip to Dubai and six-months supply of GTP fabric.
Serwaa from the Ashanti Region, who was evicted but got a second chance to prove her mettle, eventually took third place. She receives a cash prize of 6,000 cedis, a trip to Dubai and three-month supply of GTP fabric.
Western North representative, Saah, placed fourth and walks home with 4,000 cedis cash and a month supply of GTP fabric.
The fifth spot went to Ayisha who represented the Upper East Region in the competition. She also won the Best Model [golden shoe award] for the night. Ayisha receives a cash prize of 2,000 cedis and a month supply of GTP fabric.
The 2019 Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant was on the theme: ‘Black and Proud’ and for the first time, had 16 contestants from all the regions who throughout the competition, projected their respective cultures to the world.
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