Margaret Kuma-Mintah, 2013 Miss Ghana first runner-up resigned from her post just 2 weeks after winning the enviable position, as second to the ultimate winner, Giuseppina Baafi.
Why would a young woman work hard, jump hurdles and go through many weeks of self-funding to emerge as first runner-up of a beauty pageant she willingly signed up for—if not for finding out that she had been duped?
Following the explosive conversations with three former Miss Ghana Beaty Queens, Miss Ghana 2010-Stephanie Karikari, Miss Ghana 2015-Antoinette Delali Kemavor and Miss Ghana 2013-Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi who all spoke about the different layers of exploitation, verbal and sometimes physical abuses and the sort of sexual baits they were used for by Inna Patty– Margaret Kuma-Mintah has also spoken up and her story is equally shocking.
For Margaret Kuma-Mintah, when she realized the true exploitative nature of Miss Ghana spearheaded by Inna Patty, which though was a great disappointment to her, she resigned to the shock of many Ghanaians.
In an about 30 minutes’ conversation with GhanaCelebrities.Com, Margaret mentioned that she was turned into a perpetual beggar together with the other girls—whose sole jobs as winners of Miss Ghana was to move from one office to another, soliciting for funds for Inna Patty and her Exclusive Events Ghana.
According to Margaret, they were not even given a driver. So she had to always drive the Queen- Giuseppina Baafi and second runner-up around, Selorm Amudzi—therefore doubling as a driver, which made her always exhausted.
It wasn’t just the driving that pushed her to resign; she said she soon realized the Miss Ghana she saw from afar, marinated in valuable projects and experiences was a complete opposite of the somewhat fraud she got into.