Ruth Quashie made Ghana proud.
The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip was on fire on Sunday evening. This was because the Miss Universe 2017 finale took place there.
Ghana’s Ruth Quashie broke over a decade of Ghana’s unsuccessful appearances at the global beauty pageant.
The 23-year-old University of Ghana graduate was one of the two African representatives to make it to the Top 16.
The other African, Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, eventually emerged winner.
Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia and second runner-up Miss Jamaica for the crown. The crown is South Africa’s second after Margaret Gardiner won it in 1978.
Congratulations to Miss South Africa for being the 2017 Miss Universe.