Beauty pageantry is dead; the relevance, attention and impact such gathering of fine young women commanded in the early 90s and 2000s do not exist anymore.
And it’s worse with Miss Ghana, a brand tainted by unending controversies, failed promises and stripping a winner off her title when she raised serious concerns about treatments meted out to her by the current franchise owner, Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana Company.
More than 3 months after Margaret Dery won the Miss Ghana 2017 pageant, GhanaCelebrities.Com has been reliably told by sources close to Exclusive Events that she’s already getting fed up—and that she continues to rely on friends and uber for rides from one place to another.
“Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana Company have still not given Miss Dery access to a car she was promised as part of her prize package and even funds to engage her project has become difficult to find”, a source said.
“Margaret Dery is almost frustrated and Inna Patty doesn’t seem to have learned anything. She doesn’t want to speak out over fears that she would be stripped off the title she has worked hard for—just as it was done to Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi,” another source said.
In 2014, Exclusive Events Ghana Company stripped Miss Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi of her role as Miss Ghana 2013 Ambassador after she aired the sort of appalling treatments she received in the hands of the organisers.
It was reported at the time that, one of the main reasons Giuseppina was pushed out was that she failed to sign a contract the organizers presented her which was to completely change their initial agreement.
“Her refusal to sign whatever contract prompted the organizers to take away some major prizes she won at the pageant including the car and the house a month ago, way before the organizers released a statement stripping her off her crown,” the report said.
Inna Patty’s mother even got into a big fight with Miss Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, still over her refusal to sign the new unfavourable contract.