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  • Meet SONIA! Meet SONIA! Name: Sonia Leeyen
    Age: 20

    Have you got any hobbies: Swimming, listening to music

    Schools attended: Goshen Primary and Senior high

    Occupation/School: I am a student at I.P.M.C.

    What inspired you to join Miss Malaika pageant? I decided to join the Miss Malaika pageant because of the fun experience and exposure that it presents to the delegates.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? I aspire to be an international fashion designer.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestant? Yes I believe I have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika Ghana, I am beautiful both inside and out as well as intelligent.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will mean a lot because it will not only give me the exposure but will help me undertake my special charity project

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the malaika experience? The fun experience and the confident gained.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should expect the best. Shout outs: to my mum, Meosha, Sheila, Nadia, and Annie.
  • Meet SADIA! Meet SADIA! Name: Sadia Sanusi
    Age: 19

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): Miss Sanusi
    Have you got any hobbies: Cooking, dancing.

    Schools attended: Accra Girls' Secondary School.

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika Pageant? I was inspired by the experience and the fact that the competition will give me the opportunity to reach out to people especially the needy in our society.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? So far, I would say I have been able to set-up my own clothing line.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? I would like to be a fashion designer because ever since I was young I always love cutting and joining fabrics together, even now I make clothes for people.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? Yes I have what it takes. I am smart, talented, friendly, pretty and I am also ready to learn a lot from the other delegates to make me better.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will mean the world to me; I will be given the opportunity to reach out not only to Ghana but the world.

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the Malaika experience? Fun, exposure and also the confidence to speak in public.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? In the next few weeks to come Ghana should expect the best of me because I'm going to put all my effort to stand out.

    Shout outs: My family and friends also all my loved ones. I love you all and I promise to do my best, safe.
  • Meet REGINA! Meet REGINA! Name: Regina Anne Dei Van-Helvert
    Age: 20

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): Hipsy

    Schools attended: Morning Star School, St Mary's Senior High School, Central University

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika pageant? My mother inspired me to join the competition. She always told me that she would be happy if I won the Malaika crown. Again the opportunity to be a blessing to others in society was a great motivational factor.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Earning a Diploma in Business Studies and working to help my mum take care of me (sharing in her responsibility), an excellent BECE and WASSCE Certificates and being part of the Miss Malaika finalist are all some of my greatest achievements.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? The executive director of an NGO to help support single parents and widows. My mum is a single parent so I understand how hard it is for some single parents to provide for their children.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? Yes I have what it takes to be Miss Malaika; my looks, the way I walk, talk, where I see myself in the next 5 years (aims) all set me apart from everyone else.

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the Malaika experience? I will learn so many things through all the tasks that I will be performing in the house. I would learn to live with different girls from different homes which will make me more tolerant, these are the things I will take with me.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should expect the best from me. They should expect a hardworking, fun and exciting lady.

    Shout outs: to my Mum, friends, loved ones and fans.
  • Meet FRANCES! Meet FRANCES! Name: Frances Ackles
    Age: 20yrs

    Have you got any hobbies: swimming, dancing listening to good music and reading

    Schools Attended: Elican School, Wesley Grammar school, Kings University College.

    Occupation/School: Kings University College

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika pageant? I was inspired to join the competition by my need to make a different in my own little way.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Making it to the top 10 of the Miss Malaika 2012 pageant is my greatest achievement.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? A human resource manager and taking up a charity work to help children.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestant? Yes. I know I have the qualities required to be the next Miss Malaika because I actually entered this pageant knowing that I can change a life. The desire for change is what makes me different.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? Winning this competition will mean the world to me because it will be my greatest achievement. This will also give me an opportunity to take up a charity course for children because I never had the childhood most other children had and if I can change that bad situation for a child out there then I will be fulfilled.

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the malaika experience? Well, I will never give up in life. I came here last year and I didn't make it and the fact that I made it this time around is enough satisfaction. I never gave up then and I will never give up now.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should expect the best because I will be diligent, hardworking and also take everything I learn seriously. This will go a long way to mould me into the woman I need to be.

    Shouts outs: D black, Mawuli, Sammie black and the black avenue crew. To the woman who single handedly changed my life; my mother and my best friends, and all my loved ones.
  • Meet ELLA! Meet ELLA! Name: Emmanuella Enyonam Dotse
    Age: 20

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): Babyface

    Have you got any hobbies: Yes, reading, watching movies and listening to music

    Schools attended: Christian Preparatory, Adventist Junior High, St Louis Senior High, and University of Ghana.

    Occupation/School: Student at the University of Ghana, Legon.

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika Pageant? The unique opportunities presented to the delegates by the Malaika pageant inspired me to join the competition.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Qualifying into the University Ghana is to date my greatest achievement.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? A lawyer and female activist. I also want to be a philanthropist because I want to give back to the society through charity projects.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? I am a patient and tolerant young lady, I like to seize every opportunity presented to learn new things. I am also very friendly and smart.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will be a life-changing opportunity for me because I will be able to assist some women living with cervical and breast cancer. The recognition, the car and the cas will make my life much easier - it will also be my greatest achievement in life

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the Malaika experience? Malaika will help me become a better person because it will push me beyond my limit and bring out the best in me. Also, competing and living with other ladies will make me a tolerant person and the lectures from our mentors will help me carry myself better.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should prepare to be entertained, informed and educated by me. Also, I am a very patient and tolerant person so they should be prepared to fall in love with me.

    Shout outs: I want to say a big hello to my three best friends (Joy Kafui Ahiabor, Nimatu Alhassan and Janet Gloria Esi Williston). I also want to say thank you to Mubarak Zakaria for his support and also to my sister Priscilla Elinam Dotse and brothers Lutherking J.K. Dotse and Kwabena Siaw Kwarko and all my friends.
  • Meet EDLYN! Meet EDLYN! Name: Edlyn Lengoi Nuno
    Age: 19

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): B-mag

    Have you got any hobbies: Swimming, baking

    Schools attended: Services Basic School, Achimota High School

    Occupation/School: Student at the Central University

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika Pageant? I joined the Miss Malaika pageant for a change in environment, fun and to learn new things.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? My greatest achievements are yet to be pursued to the fullest; I am still young and have a lot ahead of me.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? In future I would run my own hotel. I will also like to have a side business in fashion because I love everything about fashion.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? Yes I believe I have what it takes to be Miss Malaika. I have the ability to take on any role thrown to me. Everyone here is beautiful but how you handle situations around you is important.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will mean a whole lot to me. The opportunity to assist the needy in society and to be a role model to other young ladies in Ghana.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should expect the best from me. I will try hard and do my best with all activities we have.

    Shout outs: I would like to give shout outs to all my lovely friends and people in Ghana who are with me and behind me, my family and ladies who are like sisters to me, Setornam, Annette, Abena and Princess.
  • Meet SHARON! Meet SHARON! Name: Bridget Sharon Cofie
    Age: 18

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): Blueberry and Mz_Sharidge

    Have you got any hobbies: I love listening to inspirational music, cooking, dancing and making new friends.

    Schools attended: Ave Maria Junior High School and St Mary's Senior High School

    Occupation/School: I am an SHS graduate waiting for admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology later this year.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? A solicitor, I love giving advice and being of help to people so being a solicitor will make me a legal advisor to as many people as possible.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Helping to raise funds to support the surgery for a brain tumor patient and also making it to the top 10 of Miss Malaika pageant.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? Yes I do have what it takes. I am a very co-operative and humble person willing to learn and I am passionate about helping people in the society.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will mean a lot in the sense that I would get to achieve my dream of establishing a foundation in memory of my best friend who died from a brain tumor. The foundation will assist some underprivileged patients in dire need of funds for their surgeries.

    Shout outs: Shout outs to my family, classmates from St Mary's, loved ones, acquaintances, the other delegates and my close friends (Alima, Sandra, Bernyce, Ella, Godson and Mavis)
  • Meet ANIMA! Meet ANIMA! Name: Rosemary Anima Awuku
    Age: 19

    What do your friends call you? (Nickname): Anima/ Ama Glows
    Have you got any hobbies: Reading, listening to music, going to the beach and sleeping.

    Schools attended: Angel Educational Complex, Central University College.

    Occupation/School: I am a student of the Central University College.

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika Pageant?Watching other young ladies who took part in the pageant inspired me a lot. Most of them have gained a good reputation in Ghana.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Educating people in Saltpond about Malaria and helping volunteer in the community hospital in Saltpond, Ghana.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? A prominent Human Resource Manager. I want to ensure that organizations have the right kind of people working at the right time and ensuring that they work effectively.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? Yes, I am more confident and intelligent. What will winning this competition mean to you? Apart from being a Malaria Ambassador, winning this competition will serve as an opportunity for me to help give educational support to brilliant but needy children in our societies.

    In the unlikely event that you don't win, what will you take from the Malaika experience? The exposure, the experience, the friendship, fun times.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? Viewers should expect originality from me in the next few weeks, originality they say is the best form of beauty.

    Shout outs: My mum, my family, my twitter followers, my whatsapp contacts, everyone who motivated me to stay in this competition, my friends at Central University and my fellow competitors.
  • Meet AMA! Meet AMA! Name: Ama A. Ampofo
    Age: 21

    Have you got any hobbies: I love to sow and listen to music.

    Schools attended: St. Pauls Lutheran, Calvary International, Archbishop Poter Girls' and University of Ghana.

    Occupation/School: I am currently a student at the University of Ghana, Legon.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Qualifying into the University of Ghana, Legon and making it into the final 20 of the Miss Malaika pageant have been my greatest achievements to date.

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? I want to be a lawyer that speaks for the weak and help justice prevail.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? I step out fully for what I want. I am a survivor and I fully intend to win the crown.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? Winning the crown will mean yet another life time achievement for me and a step closer to helping the less privileged in society.

    Shout outs: To my parents for their support and all my friends. Above all to my God.
  • Meet AISHA! Meet AISHA! Name: Aisha Walon
    Age: 20

    What do your friends call? (nickname): shasha

    Have you got any hobbies: cooking, singing, dancing and swimming

    Schools attended: Abuakwa state college, Accra polytechnic

    What inspired you to join the Miss Malaika pageant? The quest to gain confidence and public speaking skills, the experience as well as the prize package are all a part of the reasons why I decided to join the Miss Malaika pageant.

    What has been your greatest achievement(s) in life? Giving out to the needy whenever the opportunity presents itself

    What do you aspire to become in future and why? a successful entrepreneur so as to help the needy with the aim of putting smiles on their face.

    Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Malaika? What have you got different from all the other contestants? I am both confidence and intelligent, a true queen in the making.

    What will winning this competition mean to you? It will mean so much to me because it has been my lifelong dream. Malaika will present me a platform to help the less privileged ones in society through my charity project

    In the unlikely event that you don't, what will you take from the malaika experience? The exposure, the experience and the friends I will make.

    What should the viewers expect from you in the next few weeks? They should expect the best from me and should also watch out for me.

    Shout outs: Anima, Mami, Tina, George, Quame, Harry, Gifty, Sharon, Sheila, Lario, Efua and all my loved ones.