Actor Oscar Provencal who is the new judge in this year’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) pageant says it is a privilege to be asked to play a role in the prestigious contest.
For Oscar, the fact that the pageant celebrates Ghanaian culture and seeks to change negative perceptions about Africans was the deal breaker.
“Honestly, I was not someone who watched the show not because I did not want to but because I did not have the time. What caught my attention was the fact that it celebrated culture. You know we need a drastic change on how we are viewed and GMB has it so I decided to take up the challenge,” he said to Showbiz.
Commenting on how things have gone so far he said, “it has been amazing and insightful. I mean I have learnt a lot. I think if opportunities like this come your way and you are up for it and have the time, it shouldn’t be a big deal which was my situation.
“The ladies are intelligent and great. Every time there is a pageant, they say beauty or beauty with brains but I will brand GMB as beauty, brains and culture.”
Oscar Provencal became a household name due to the popular TV crime series Inspector Bediako. He also has a number of movies to his credit including The Other Side of the Rich and Screen Two.
Meanwhile, last Sunday, two more ladies were sent home from the Most Beautiful House.
The eight ladies educated and entertained patrons on issues surrounding marriage such as barrenness, extravagant weddings and divorce. They also gave education on customary marriage rites from their regions.
Although they were impressive, Talata from the Upper East Region and Yaa from the Ashanti Region could not win the audience and judges’ hearts and they were evicted.
They however did not leave empty handed. They each received hampers containing products like Ena Pa Mackerel and Sasso Insecticide Spray and GHC 1,000 cash prize.
Nana from the Western Region walked away with the Star Performer and Most Eloquent awards. Adom from the Brong Ahafo won Most Disciplined while Serwaa, Eastern Region took the Best Costume award.