The delegation of Miss World Organisation led by incumbent titleholder, Ivian Sarcos, and the national pageant, Miss Ghana Organisation, were warmly welcomed by the Vice President of Ghana, John Mahama, at the Osu Castle (Fort Christianborg) in Osu, Accra. Both delegations made a courtesy call to the second highest seating official of the Ghanaian government.
Ivian Sarcos along with Miss World Organisation chairperson, Julia Morley, arrived in the West African country last Saturday, May 19. Part of the entourage were Miss England 2011, Alize Lily Mounter; and Miss Puerto Rico 2011, Amanda Vilanova. Miss Mounter and Miss Vilanova were both finalists in last year’s competition held in London; and the latter was also named second runner-up.
Julia Morley and the three continental queens were in the African nation to support Beauty with a Purpose Award recipient in Miss World 2011 pageant, Stephanie Karikari, who was also Miss Ghana 2010. Miss Karikari won the coveted award due to her tireless effort for the less fortunate children of her country. Aside from her, Astrid Ellena of Indonesia won the same award for her filariasis project in her home country.
Prior to the invitation of VP Mahama, the group visited the project site of Miss Karikari in the slums of Sodom and Gomorrah also in Accra. The site is where the new nursery will be built and will cater to the underprivileged children of the area, whom Miss Karikari is working with.
Aside from lending support to project of Miss Karikari, Miss Sarcos and her court are also guests to the coronation night of Miss Ghana 2012. The national pageant is going to be held at the Banquet Hall of the State House tonight, May 22. Apart from the pageant, the event will also be a fundraising event for Miss Karikari’s project.