Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah is a Ghanian-American model, singer, and philanthropist. 

Crowned Miss Grand International when representing the USA in 2020, she is an inspiration to the next generation of black beauty queens. She competed in Miss Talent Ghana in 2012, Top Model Ghana in 2013, and as Ghana’s representative at Miss Universe in 2014 and Miss Earth in 2019. She is now a world-famous pageant winner. 

Having travelled across the world for pageants from Thailand to the USA, she is modest about her achievements, suggesting she hadn’t expected to get to the top 20 of Miss Grand International, let alone win. As well as competing, she regularly speaks on topics like dismantling systemic racism in the US and in competition countries – including regular TV appearances on Thai tv. Appiah remains an icon of black excellence in all the countries she graces.

Keep up to date with Evelyn on social media: @abenaakuaba / @AbenaAkuaba