Instagram Handles: missrebecca.asamoah
Grooming Company: @tresgrandeur
I’m Miss Rebecca Asamoah. A Ghanaian born who is currently studying Dental Hygiene in South Africa. I am a philanthropist, Education Ambassador, a Beauty Queen (Miss Ghana 2015 runner up, Miss Africa 2016, Miss United Nations World 2017), A creative Director & life Coach. I am the C.E.O of Tres Grandeur a Grooming Company based in Ghana (www.tresgrandeur.com). I have a firm belief that we are each other’s keeper.
Tell us about your journey! Inspire someone.
I grew up not getting things handed to me on a silver platter. Right after graduating from Mfantsiman girls senior high school, I wanted to become an actress so I took a bold step to audition and I landed some good roles in the movies, The black Soul and Wrath of a Woman featuring the likes of Jackie Appiah, Ramsey Noah, Funmi Holder, John Dumelo etc and also represented Ghana at the 2010 next movie star reality show in Nigeria where I made it to the top 8. After the show when I returned home, producers and directors stopped casting me for movie roles because I was not forbending. My mentor, The late Dr. Brandford Ansah, A German trained Dentist advised me to go back to school and use acting as a passion and not a profession. On my mentor’s advice I left to study Dental hygiene and surgery assisting at the College of Health in Kintampo. While in school I loved helping people and putting smiles on faces so I started embarking on some humanitarian projects in my own little way.
My mentor advised me to audition for Miss Ghana, however in the initial stages I was a little hesitant as pageantry was not my area of interest at the time. I did my best to avoid the conversation about pageantry with my mentor but he put it in a different light, highlighting the fact that I could use it as a stepping stone to achieving my ultimate goals; in a form of influencing my peers, young people, my community and the nation at large positively. A light bulb flicked on in my head and at the last stance I felt compelled to take up his challenge to me to show my last respect to him as I lost him a few years after. So immediately after I graduated from school I started preparing to go and contest for Miss Ghana in 2015. I remember at that time I would
Have to jog from Haatso Westlands to Legon campus to use their theatre arts mirror room for rehearsals. I couldn’t walk properly in heels so I had to use the staircase at home to keep learning where sometimes I ended up with bruises and broken ankles. I kept pushing because I wanted to make my late boss/ mentor proud. I traveled to Takoradi to audition where I made it and represented the central region. It wasn’t an easy task knowing that I am originally from the upper east region but had to learn more about the central region to represent them. There were times that I wanted to give up so bad but I encouraged myself and prayed to God for strength. I always reminded myself that if I quit now It will become a habit anytime I face difficulties and God being so awesome whenever I felt that way I reminded myself of my goals and the young people whom I wanted to send a NEVER GIVE UP MESSAGE TO! I will lift my head up high, stand tall and keep walking. I made it to the finals and became Miss Ghana 2015 2nd runner up; winning miss fitness, most discipline and miss congeniality awards respectively.
In 2016 I was selected to represent Ghana and contest at the first ever Miss Africa continent beauty pageant in South Africa. I was one week late but it didn’t stop me from achieving my goal. I was crowned the first ever Miss Africa 2016. So I then officially registered and launched my foundation called the Ghedocare Foundation to embark on projects under education, health, aged and environment which made me travel to most African countries (Abidjan, Liberia, Lesotho, SouthAfrica, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Rwanda etc for humanitarian works. In 2017 my passion to help the less privileged and people in general became super intense when The UN Pageant Organization Noticed and selected me to be the first Ghanaian to represent Ghana in Jamaica in which I was crowned Miss United Nations World 2017. Apart from embarking on my humanitarian projects I also have a grooming company called Tres Grandeur where I empower, train and encourage young ladies to build their self confidence and esteem re: achieving their goals or compete and become beauty queens.
What were the biggest initial hurdles and how did you overcome them? I was always procrastinating and looking down on myself, believing people like my type with where I am coming from can never make it..Listening to others’ opinions, trusting in what they thought and accepting them. I had to pray and cry to God one morning then I looked at myself in the mirror and said to myself repeatedly that I am worth it and I will make it. I am blessed and beautiful, nothing can stop me. This is what I want and nobody can stop me. I began working on myself daily and always staying positive. What books are you currently reading? “Mindset” By Dr Carol S. Dweck “Never Give Up” By Joyce Meyer “The Rule Of Work” By Richard Templar What do you know today that you would wish you would have known when you first got started? Not to have any expectations for anyone! What advice would you give to an upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally. If you believe in something, believe in it all the way and go all out for it, work extremely hard towards it, stay focused, do not look back or listen to negative opinions. You are on this earth for a purpose and God didn’t make a mistake creating you, so on your grounds, take action and make your dreams a reality and that will definitely attract the right people into your life.