|Key people||Reginald Laryea|
It is the biggest and oldest national beauty pageant of Ghana. The contest was established in 1957, the year of Ghana’s independence, with Monica Amekoafia becoming the first-ever Miss Ghana. Aside from Miss World, the pageant is also responsible for sending representatives to Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO (not to be confused with the ECOWAS Peace pageant). The winner signs a one-year contract with the pageant organiser to become the spokesperson for their various charities. In addition, she chooses a specific cause to support for the year of her reign. The current Miss Ghana is Stephanie Karikari who won the title on 30 October 2010 in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Titleholders and representation at Miss World
Ghana debuted at Miss World 1959 with Star Nyaniba Annan. However, there have been two candidates (1990 and 1991) who represented Ghana at Miss World, but were not Miss Ghana titleholders. There are also several years that Ghana did not send a representative to Miss World even though there was a titleholder.
|Year||Miss Ghana||Representative at Miss World||Placement|
|1957||Monica Amekoafia||Did not compete|
|1958||Janet Boateng||Did not compete|
|1959||Star Nyaniba Annan||Star Nyaniba Annan||Miss World 1959 - Unplaced|
|1960||Comfort Kwamena||Did not compete|
|1967||Araba Martha Vroom||Araba Martha Vroom||Miss World 1967 - Top 15|
|1968||Lovell Rosebud Wordie||Lovell Rosebud Wordie||Miss World 1968 - Unplaced|
|1986||Magdalene Adjabeng||Did not compete|
|1987||Augustina Henaku||Did not compete|
|1988||Dzidzo Abra Amoa||Dzidzo Abra Amoa||Miss World 1958 - Unplaced|
|1989||Afua Amoah Bonsu||Afua Amoah Bonsu||Miss World 1989 - Unplaced|
|1990||Bridgitte Dzorgbenuku||Dela Tamakloe||Miss World 1990 - Unplaced|
|1991||-||Jamilla Haruna Danzuru||Miss World 1990 - Unplaced|
|1994||Matilda Aku Alomatu||Matilda Aku Alomatu||Miss World 1994 - Unplaced|
|1995||Manuela Medie||Manuela Medie||Miss World 1995 - Best Evening Gown|
|1996||Shiela Azuntaba||Shiela Azuntaba||Miss World 1996 - Unplaced|
|1997||Benita Golomeke||Benita Golomeke||Miss World 1997 - Unplaced|
|1998||Efia Owusuaa Marfo||Efia Owusuaa Marfo||Miss World 1998 - Unplaced|
|1999||Mariam Sugru Bugri||Mariam Sugru Bugri||Miss World 1999 - Unplaced|
|2000||Ewurafua Hawkson||Ewurafua Hawkson||Miss World 2000 - Unplaced|
|2001||Selasi Kwawu||Selasi Kwawu||Miss World 2001 - Unplaced|
|2002||Shaida Buari||Shaida Buari||Miss World 2002 - Unplaced|
|2003||Serena Naa Ashi Roye||Did not compete|
|2004||Inna Patty||Serena Naa Ashi Roye||Miss World 2004 - Unplaced|
|2005||Lamisi Mbillah||Inna Patty||Miss World 2005 - Unplaced|
|2006||Irene Dwomoh||Lamisi Mbillah|| Miss World 2006 - Top 16
Beauty with A Purpose
|2007||Frances Takyi-Mensah||Irene Dwomoh||Miss World 2007 - Top 16|
|2008||Mawusi Apea||Frances Takyi-Mensah||Miss World 2008 - Unplaced|
|2009||Mimi Areme||Mawusi Apea||Miss World 2009 - Unplaced|
|2010||Stephanie Karikari||Mimi Areme||Miss World 2010 - Unplaced|
|2011||–||Stephanie Karikari||Miss World 2011 - Beauty with A Purpose|
|2012||Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter||Did not compete|
|2013||Nadia Ntanu||Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter||Miss World 2013 - 2nd Runner-up|
|2014||Nadia Ntanu||Miss World 2014 - Top 25|
Notes on representation at Miss World
- 2003: Due to a change in national the pageant organizer, a winner could not be crowned in time for Miss World. Instead, the winner for 2003, Serena Naa Ashi Roye, competed in Miss World 2004
- 2006: Lamisi Mbillah was fast-tracked to the semi-finals by winning the Beauty with a Purpose Award
- 2007: Irene Dwomoh was fast-tracked to the semi-finals by winning the Miss Talent Award
Participation in Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO
The Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO pageant is an international pageant open to delegates from the 15 member-states of the The Economic Community of West African States or, in French, Communauté Économique Des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ECOWAS/CEDEAO). Ghana sent its first-ever representative to Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO in 1995 and she took home the title for that year.
Titleholders and representation at Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO
|Year||Miss Ghana Titleholder||Representative at Miss ECOWAS/CEDEAO||Placement or Award|
|1994||Matilda Aku Alomatu||(same)||Winner|
|1995||Manuela Medie||(same)||2nd Runner-up|
|1996||Shiela Azuntaba||(same)||2nd Runner-up|
|1998||Efia Owusuaa Marfo||(same)|
|1999||Mariam Sugru Bugri||(same)|
|2003||Serena Naa Ashi Roye||(same)|
|2012||Naa Okailey Shooter||Nadia Ntanu||Top 6 Finalist|
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- "Miss Ghana is Miss World Talent". GhanaWeb. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "Miss World Fast Track Winners: 2003 - 2009". Missology. Retrieved 21 July 2011.