The 2014 winner of the Ghana Most Beautiful pageant, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has called for the support of Ghanaians as she represents the country at the 22nd edition of the Top Model of the World Pageant, in Qingdao, China.
Baci who leaves Ghana on Wednesday, August 19 told Showbiz she was going to represent Ghana and showcase to the rest of the world what the country has to offer.
She added that she was well prepared in terms of grooming, thanks to her time spent with at the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant and as a result she was hopeful of replicating her success by annexing the Top Model of the World pageant crown.
“At the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant, I lived under the same roof with nine ladies for three months but this would only be for three weeks so I doubt if it would be difficult.
“ I would be meeting other ladies from all across the world and I am hoping the experience I gained would be enough to help me win the crown. “ Also, I believe my unique grasp of the Ghanaian culture, will set me apart from the other contestants who would be at the event.
“It’s not just about beauty or height but also the inner beauty within which lies the reflection of the African woman in me. I know my culture and I am hoping to teach the rest of the world a lot more about Ghana and possibly change perceptions about her.
“ Thus, I am not at the pageant to represent just myself but also to promote the image of Ghana worldwide and I ask for the support and prayers of Ghanaians to aid me in the competition.
“I need everyone to support me in prayers and although the winners are not exclusively decided via voting, there might come a time where we would need votes online and I would like to ask for the support of Ghanaians during that period”, she added.
According to Bacci, she hopes to establish potential links with prospective sponsors who might come on board to aid with some developmental projects she has been undertaking in some deprived areas across the country.
Baci, recently launched her foundation christened the Malol-Lol Ghana Foundation, which aims at promoting primary education in some deprived communities across the country.
She revealed that since the launch of the foundation, she has donated 10,000 customised exercise books to brilliant but needy students in five districts in the Upper West Region as well as provided solar panels to some communities in need of electricity.