Ruth Quarshie represented Ghana at Miss Universe 2017 held at The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, United States of America on Sunday, November 26, 2017, hosted by Steve Harvey and Ashely Graham.

Miss Quarshie arrived in Accra on Tuesday evening in the company of Chief Executive Officer of MALZ Promotions, Menaye Donkor. Friends, family and some media men were on hand to receive her.

Quarshie earned an appreciable Top 16 place at the world finals, qualifying from the Africa and Asia zone to join 15 others including Miss South Africa who eventually won.

Watch Ruth Quarshie on Stage in the top 16 spot:

The Top 16 achievement was Ghana’s best showing (in terms of position) since 1999 when Akuba Cudjoe qualified as a Top 10 finalist. Ghana’s other achievement was in 2006 when Angela Asare was named Miss Congeniality even though she didn’t make the list of finalists.

Ruth Quarshie is a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School. She won the national pageant in Accra in September this year.

The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system cultivate their personal career goals, become advocates for humanitarian issues and have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, as well as film and television among others.

This year’s winner Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, takes over from France’s Iris Mittenaere.

Watch the crowning moment below:

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