Ghana; Pride Of Panama

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Where She’s From: Ghana Perez, whose Zodiac sign is Aries, was born and reared in Panama in Central America. “The most important things that I learned from my parents are that that with God, all things are possible, and that patience is not a quality but a virtue. Those two things make so much sense in my life right now,” she tells The Black Star News.

Ghana attended school in Panama City. “I took modeling classes at Tanya Hyman's Models & Talents in 2000 and moved to Hawaii in 2001,” she adds. “It was then that I signed up with a local Modeling Agency and got my first gig.”

“My biggest dream has always been High Fashion and Runway modeling, but at 5'7" I am too short. I'm aiming for acting and have my own modeling school,” Ghana adds. She says that in the past, she let her self-consciousness about her accent get in the way. “I've learned to confront the fear of speaking in public little by little and now I am a part-time modeling instructor.”

Where She’s At: “Growing up, my Dad always used to buy JET magazine. Everyone knows what's the first page people look for in the magazine—Beauty of the week. I always used to admire the ladies on that page; only to become one of them a few years later,” Ghana recalls. “It's something that I am very proud of and of course, my family is also. I was also a FANTA Girl in 2004 which allowed me to travel a lot and meet a lot of people. It was a great experience.”

“Beauty only last for so long and anything can take it away,” Ghana cautions other young aspiring models, “but education is something that no one can take away and lasts a lifetime.”

So how does Ghana prepare to step outside? “I am not a fan of designer clothing,” the beautiful young lady adds. “I usually shop at Forever 21, H&M and Charlotte Russe. They have the cutest and sexiest outfits for a very reasonable price. My favorite perfume is Body by Victoria's Secret. As for shoes, Nine West and for make up, I only wear make up for photo shoots and special events and that would be MAC Cosmetics.”

Ghana’s Words Of Wisdom:
“What you can walk away from, you have mastered. What you can't walk away from, has mastered you."
Ghana’s Secrets Of Success: “Trust God, whatever is meant for you will come in his time. Never give up, never surrender.”
Ghana’s Favorite Three Movies: “Titanic, Crash, Unfaithful.”
Ghana’s Favorite Three Books: “ The Four Agreements, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, and It's All Small Stuff.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Ghana: “Jesus, My Mother, My Husband.”
First Three Things Ghana Would Do As President: “Bring back the troops from Iraq; find the way to improve the health system; and implement more severe laws against illegal immigrants.”
Ghana’s Five Favorite Musicians/Entertainers: “Denzel Washington, Sade, Donell Jones, Halle Berry, and Oprah Winfrey.”
A Short Ghana Story: “Cherish your loved ones while they're still alive. Once they're gone, there is no going back. I miss my Grandmother so much.”

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