Miss Ghana 2012-Naa Okailey Shooter pulled a historic success at this year’s Miss World Beauty Pageant by placing third and being the first Ghanaian to make it to the top 5—since the pageant’s inception.
Still celebrating her remarkable achievement, GhanaCelebrities.Com caught up with the newly crowned Miss World Africa 2013 to find out what has been her driving force, the challenges she faced, the real benefits Ghanaians will derive from her win among others.
On her driving force, Naa Okailey Shooter said;
I wanted to achieve something for my country. It was all about Ghana for me, and nothing else. Al throughout, I was referred to as Ghana and not Naa.
So that’s it. Before going for the event, I did some background work and realized Ghana was yet to win something major apart from some of the Fast Track event’s we won in the past.
So I took it upon myself to try, as much as I can to do well. I prayed over it, and and God also made it happen.
On the challenges she faced from Miss Ghana to Miss World and how she dealt with them
I wouldn’t call them challenges. Whatever I encountered was meant to strengthen me and make me great and strong. It did in the end.
I said to myself I was going to put up a good fight even though I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I gave it my all.
I didn’t have any specific strategy from day one. I took each day as it came, and tried to excel in the Fast Track events. You are aware I placed third in Beach Fashion, and also got my Buruli Ulcer project selected for Beauty With A Purpose. And the Sports and Fitness, too, was great. My team did well. So
On apart from securing a bragging right for Ghanaians, what we should expect her win to bring to ordinary Ghanaians…
As third place Miss World 2013, and Miss Africa 2013, I will be collaborating with other African queens and together we will work on specific projects. My project on Buruli Ulcer is going to receive the needed attention. It is dear to my heart. It is my belief that when we are done, some more lives will be affected positively.
Helping improve lives, one person after the other.
On if she could go back in time, what she would change about her journey to becoming Miss World Africa 2013…
God’s ways are always meant to be what they are. I believe everything that went into this victory was God’s unique plan from the very beginning.
Like I have been saying, I am fulfilling my destiny according to God’s will.