“We do not have to fit any beauty standards because we set our own” – Abena Appiah
HER GRANDIOUSE MOMENT
An epic heartbeat sound effect was beating prominently in the background:
Fans from all over the world were in attendance, screaming in anticipation for who would be crowned:
MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2020.
A loud voice pierced through the crowd, “LET’S GO ABENAAAAA!”
Abena was mesmerizing! So much, she won over the hearts and minds of the audience and judges, and was selected as one of the two finalists out of the 63 contestants at the pageant worldwide.
Abena, at 5’10”- stood gracefully in her nude stilettos, slaying a fierce hi glam yellow formal gown. Her sun-kissed flawless brown skin was glowing like a goddess, amidst volumes upon volumes of breathtaking natural texture tresses, for the world to adore in all her regality, from head to toe.
You could see the suspense of the moment reflected through Abena’s spell-binding eyes and emerging emotions. Standing center stage holding hands with Miss Indonesia – the moment had come.
THE WINNER IS…
REPRESENT YA GRAND TEXTURE GIRL!!!
The heartbeat sound effect got louder - Ba-Boom…Ba-Boom…Ba-Boom.
The dapper host in tuxedo and bow tie stated, “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2020 IS…
MISS GRAND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!”
A dream come TRUE!
Abena was crowned MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2020!
WE’RE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE ABENA APPIAH - MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL 2020, AS OUR TRUE + PURE GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR, SHOWCASING TRUE + PURE TEXTURE ALL OVER THE WORLD!
Abena embodies the celebration Black women across the world should feel when confidently showing up as our happiest most natural self.
Why? Because YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
We should always be able to say what Abena says in her new song soon to drop: “I’M THAT GIRL!” #BigPurr
Check out what Miss Grand International 2020 has to say about changing the global beauty game while rockin’ True + Pure:
1) Heyyy Miss Grand!!! What do you like most about rockin’ True + Pure Texture? It matches my hair texture so it allows me to be very versatile with my hair. I also love the quality of the hair because it blends well with my natural hair and makes styling easier. 2) Why is showcasing your natural hair extensions options valuable in her active role as Miss Grand International? I believe that our hair texture is beautiful, for years I’ve been forced to relax my hair so I can fit into the standards of beauty. I have decided to be different by rocking my natural textures and I think it’s important to show my followers that it’s ok to be different.
3) What message of beauty and inclusion do you want to share to empower women of color as you travel all across the world rocking True + Pure?
I want women of color to know that your uniqueness is beautiful and makes you who YOU are. You should wear it all with pride and grace. We are enough; we are beautiful, we do not have to fit any beauty standards because we set our own. Keep rocking your curls no matter loose or tight!