The 9thannual crowning of the prestigious Miss Uganda UK pageant saw 10 finalists from around the UK battle it out to become the next Queen taking over Peninah Wampamba. This year’s grand finale that was held in south London on Saturday 28th September at Ark Globe Academy was yet another sell-out event and a great success within the Uganda Community in the UK.
The youngest of the finalists Miss Ochana who’s studying her levels in Sociology, English Literature & History emerged the winner on the night scooping also the Best Catwalk award given by the judges and the face (ambassador) of LaPrinsesa hair. Caitlin will be carrying out the official Miss Uganda UK campaign alongside Jubilee Campaign UK raising awareness against Child Sacrifice in Uganda and is now the official ambassador & face and voice of Jubilee Campaign Uganda. In 2nd place (1stPrincess) was contestant No.2 Teopista Nakitende who was awarded Best Creative Wear and in 3rdplace (2ndPrincess) was awarded to contestant No.3 Reyne Kakooza winning the ambassador role (the face) of Maureen Skin Care.
Other mini awards on the night went to;
People’s Queen (by public vote) – Ashley Mbabazi
Miss Personality (by finalists) – Charvia Kyazze
Best Ambassador (social media activity) – Ashley Mbabazi
Rising Woman award (MUUK team) – Ashley Mbabazi
Best Swim Wear (by the judges) – Jawhara Nsubuga
Best Evening Wear (by the judges) – Kathryn-Zeta Pope
Game changers (judge’s recognition) – Nisha Kilembwe & Nabila Mpanga
Entertainment on the night was from UK Ugandan artists Sarah Mwaka, Shamim Nalule (both former Miss Uganda UK finalists) and Buyiza. The guest of honour on the night was a representative from Uganda High Commissioner to UK and Ireland Mrs Juliet Mugerwa.
Thank you to all our sponsors and partners we are truly grateful for the support you have shown us through out this campaign. World Remit, Uganda escapes, LaPrinssa, Maureen Skin Care, TGM Radio UK, Salabed Int. Partners: Ruby Lounge, Jubilee Campaign UK, #256linkup, African Celebs, Solid Media Edge and AMBTV for the media coverage and Jose Jobs Link for providing the security.
To the Ugandan Community within the UK and well-wishers, thank you for embracing and supporting our pageant and queens for the past years and we hope you will be fully supportive of Penny too.
Miss Uganda UK is a prestigious pageant owned and managed by J.M Promotions.