All about Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 Jeanette Akua

13 Mar 2021 | Ana Walia

Jeanette Akua was virtually crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 on 8th March 2021 and will now represent Great Britain at Miss Universe 2020 scheduled to take place on 16th Mat 2021 in Hollywood, Florida, United States. The announcement was made by Miss Universe Great Britain 2019 Emma Jenkins of Wales.

Hailing from London, Jeanette is 27-years-old. She has a master’s degree in International Economic Policy and Analysis and currently work as a business development manager at a leading economic consultancy. After winning the crown, Jeanette took to her social media to share the happiness with her fans and followers stating, “I AM MISS UNIVERSE GREAT BRITAIN. I WON!!! This win means so much to me! It's more than just a crown. Pageants are more than just "beauty". It's bigger than that. It's about celebrating women and the many layers we come in. It's about being AUDACIOUS and having the nerve to pursue your dreams. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Thank you, God. My heart is so full.”



She went on, “Thank you to my friends, family and supportive partner for always joining me on my crazy adventures. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.” She went onto thank the competition for providing a platform for young women to 'amplify their voices' and the judges for 'believing in her cause'.

Jeanette is of South African descent and moved to the United Kingdom almost 10 years ago but she is highly influenced by the South African culture and embraces it equally. The strong, confident, and dedicated woman she is, she understands the need and necessity of making a change in the society especially when it comes to women.

The diva has participated in talent search competitions like X Factor UK and Britain's Got Talent. She wants to use Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 platform to mentor young girls to “challenge the status quo and have the nerve to take seats at high tables.”



The diva mentioned, “As the only female in my team, I have noticed a consistent lack of female representation in leadership positions. There are only seven female CEOs in FTSE 100 companies in the UK. This imbalance of power has made me determined to see more women in leadership. Women empowerment is therefore my core advocacy.” She further explained about her advocacy which is “Be Audacious” movement; a movement run by women for women. She was inspired to create and direct an all-female online series, bringing together female leaders from all over the universe. “The series celebrates their achievements and inspires others through their stories of resilience. As part of the "Be Audacious" movement, I also wrote and released a song inspired by the stories of the incredible women who took part in the series,” she further added. Jeanette aspires to build an army of Audacious women who are unapologetic about who they are.

Jeanette is powerful, aware how to use her voice to make a change in the society and with her confidence and strong attitude, she could be one of the strongest contenders for the title of Miss Universe 2020. She has already started to prepare herself and has managed to impress the pageant fanatics with her humble, positive, and cheerful attitude.

Congratulations queen!