The Miss Northern Uganda pageant, part of the Miss Uganda regional beauty contest was held at Diana Gardens in Gulu town last Saturday, with Gulu University presenting the highest number of entrants.
Lilly Ajok, a senior six vacationer and Susan Namirimu, 21, a student in Gulu University were the first and second runner-up respectively. According to the organisers, seven contestants from northern Uganda will take part in the top 20 selection, drawn from the Northern districts of Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, Pader, Gulu, Lira, Arua and Adjumani among others.
The 16 girls were short listed through questionnaires, seven advanced to the next stage leaving the others who failed to “name the doctor who died in the line of duty during the Ebola epidemic in Gulu in 2000.”
“The girls in Gulu fitted the physical profile of world-class models and had well-thought-out answers to the judges’ questions, making them very strong competitors on the whole,” said Brenda Nanyonjo, the Miss Uganda organiser.
Sarah Rachel was crowned Miss Northern Uganda by the 2011-2012 Miss Uganda Namutebi Sylvia who together with the Director of Kezzi Entertainment Miss Brenda Nayongo were judges.
According to Ajok Lilly Cathy who was the 1st runner up, she entered the competition just for the fun of it and was very surprised that she managed to proceed through the various stages of the competition to reach the finals.
The current miss Uganda Namutebi Sylvia urged the finalists to use their beauty to promote the well-being of the vulnerable such as women, children, and the old in their societies. She further advised them to start preparing for the national Miss Uganda contest which is more lavished than the regional pageants.
She also advised the youth to resist from rampant sexual encounters as HIV/AIDS is still at its peak. By A Web design Company
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