Eighteen year-old High School graduate, Bridget Sharon Cofie was at the wee hours of Sunday crowned winner of the tenth anniversary of the Miss Malaika beauty pageant which came off at the Accra International Conference Centre.

She beat nine other hopefuls, Anima, Frances, Aisha, Ama, Regina, Ella, Sadia, Sonia and Edlyn after ten months of intensive grooming and a night of fashion, beauty, brains and entertainment in front of a packed audience.

After Sadia and Frances were crowned the Miss Talent and Miss Photogenic respectively, the ten delegates were cut down to the Top 5 – Ama, Anima, Sadia, Sharon and Regina.

Edlyn, Sharon, Ama and Frances all emerged winners of Miss Congeniality after the ten finalists voted for their favourite contestant.

After a talent show and a Question and Answer session with Kafui Dey, host of the popular television series, Who Wants To Be Rich, MCs for the night, Chris Attoh and Naa Ashokor declared Sharon the winner.

Regina Anne Dei Van-Helvert and Sadia Sanusi won first and second runner-ups respectively.

Apart from the beauty and brains on display on the night, patrons were thrilled to some exciting performances from Nigerian star, Darey, Edem, D-Black and R2Bees.