Hilda Akua was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2015 at the end of the beauty pageant held on August 29, 2015. Hilda will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2015. She describes herself as an humanitarian and philanthropist. It’s not her first time as a pageant girl, Hilda was crowned Miss Ghana USA in 2012 and was the second runner-up at Miss Africa USA in 2014.
Who is Hilda Akua ?
Akua’s life goal is to become an official diplomat to educate the world on prevalent issues that affect societies worldwide. While preparing to return to school for her Masters and JD in International Law and Relations, Hilda currently works in the Inside Sales Development department with Thomson Reuters.
Just recently, Hilda was promoted into her new role as Team Lead, which has extended her experience within sales, marketing, communication and leadership. To help trigger change and empower people, Hilda plans to use these unique skills and transition into the non-profit segment of her company, The Thomson Reuters Foundation.
During her reign as Miss Ghana USA, she represented Ghana for the first time in the competition’s history, by competing in the Miss Global International Pageant in Jamaica. This experience granted her the opportunity to meet with Prime Ministers and Ambassadors from various countries.
In 2012, Hilda was diagnosed with scoliosis. After learning more about prevention and treatment, it became her mission to heighten awareness of scoliosis through marketing and educational avenues. In preparation, she partnered with the Scoliosis Care Foundation and February 1st 2014, the Foundation announced her as their spokesperson. With a collaborative effort lead by Hilda, she introduced an initiative program called Straight Up. This platform is designed to help young girls with scoliosis develop a healthy self-esteem, despite their disorder.