Akpene Diata Hoggar was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2018 on September 15th, 2018 while representing the Brong Ahafo Region. Hogar will represent Ghana at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant which will be held in Bangkok, Thailannd on December 17, 2018. Prior to the Miss Universe Ghana competition, Hoggar competed in the Model Face of Ghana competition and won! Prior to her crowning, Hoggar studied Management Information System at Ashesi University, where she graduated with honors in 2016.
Additionally, Hoggar has worked as a model for most of her young adult life and founded a lifestyle digital agency called Sundiata Studios. Furthermore, Hoggar works as a creative consultant for the agency.
Hoggar also spends her time as a travel and lifestyle blogger and when she isn’t traveling or competing, she is raising awareness about the need for her peers to prioritize their mental health. Two years ago, Hoggar co-founded the mental health awareness initiative titled Peer Relief to lessen the stigma surrounded mental health.