Akpene Diata Hoggar, Miss Universe Ghana 2018, has arrived in Thailand for the international finale of this year’s Miss Universe pageant scheduled to come off at the Impact, Muang Thong Thani in the Thai capital, Bangkok, on Monday, December 17.
Soon after her arrival in Bangkok, the press, particularly the Thai photographers, fell in love with her looks, particularly her big and bold hairstyle, which attracted a lot of clicks from the cameramen and women, according to a press statement in Accra.
“Hahaha, yep! The Thai photographer for today loved it and kept talking about my hair,” she said.
Commenting on the contestants from the other countries, Akpene said, “It’s only the third day since I have been in Bangkok for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant but I have already met and learnt so much from these lovely ladies. Looking forward to the next few weeks with them.”
The Miss Universe Ghana team appealed to Ghanaians to go on social media and vote massively for Akpene to better her chances of getting to the top 16. “The country with the highest votes on social media gets an automatic qualification into the top 16. It will be nice if we could channel followers to support our beauty queen on all platforms ahead of time so that fans get familiar with her official social media pages,” the team said.
On Instagram and Twitter, fans can follow and like her photos on @sun_diataa (Akpene Diata Hoggar) as well as @missuniverseghanaorg for Instagram and @MissGHUniverse for Twitter (the Miss Universe Ghana Organisation). Before she left for Thailand, Akpene and her team visited Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, who charged her to make Ghana proud.