Angola’s Leila Lopes Wins Miss Universe... Ghana’s Erica Yayra Nego Was A NO SHOW

After 3 weeks of intensive competition between 89 countries, Leila Lopes (Miss Angola) has been crowned Miss Universe 2011… The event which was held in Brazil, Sao Paul listed Olesya Stefanko from Ukraine as 1st runner up, Priscilla Machado from Brazil as 2nd runner up and Luo Zilin (China) as 3rd runner up. As usual, Ghana was a NO SHOW… This brings me to the sickening nature the organizers of Miss Universe Ghana-Insignia Group handled the selection of Ghana’s rep. As you may know, a certain Miss Erica Yahyra Nego who contested and won Miss Minnesota to enable her go to Miss USA and then proceed to Miss Universe on behalf of USA but failed was PICKED to represent Ghana at the just ended Miss Universe competition. One of the preposterous excuses the organizers gave on their facebook wall was that ”contestants who have lived abroad, tend to have a lot more exposure and sometimes have an edge over those who have had not had as much exposure,” and as such, a woman without ANY SHADE of Ghanaian in her was chosen to represent Ghana.