Akpene Diata Hoggar, a model, blogger and entrepreneur was on Saturday, September 15, 2018, crowned winner of the 2018 Miss Universe Ghana contest held at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, in an atmosphere of pure colour and splendour.

Akpene, who is also a Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate, beat nine other beauties in what was described largely as a highly competitive event, to pick the coveted title and the sole ticket to represent Ghana at this year’s Miss Universe international pageant slated for Bangkok, Thailand in December.

The tall and cordial model, who represented the Brong Ahafo Region in the middle belt of Ghana, excellently promoted the tourism sites and cultural heritage of the region, attracting thunderous applause from the obviously impressed audience.

Akpene excitedly expressed her gratitude to MALZ Promotions, the organisers of the event, for their professionalism, and graciously congratulated the other contestants for the healthy competition.