The Miss Tourism Uganda Contest for the year 2015 is noted to be one of the glamorous and exciting events that have features on MICE list of Uganda safari products occurring annually. The 2015 event that came to an end on 28th August 2015 at the top notch Kampala Serena Hotel and Akurut the 19 year old beauty Queen from Teso land emerged the winner of the contest.
It can be noted that the event was a glamour and glitz
affair styled with red carpet set up with a big turn up of the people
both local and foreigners on safari in Uganda.
The magical touch could not have been any better considering the fact
that the event was held at the prestigious Kampala Serena Hotel.
With the show kicking off at around 8am with a thrilling band warming up
the audience before the famous city emcees Flavia Tumusiime and Roger
Mugisha opened the six (6) hour function officially. The 6 hour event
came to an end with the announcement of Pauline Akurut as the 2015 Miss
Tourism Uganda beating hands down the twenty one (21) girls who had made
it to the grand finals. It was a moment of mixed feelings among the
audience as a certain section cheered in support while others depicted
The count of 22 beauty Queens depicted their
cultural wear and the creative wear before they were reduced to 10
following the eviction of 12. The remaining ten (10) were subjected to
counts of questions amidst close scrutiny from the judges who were in
control. It can be noted that some contestants attempted the questions
with great confidence while others made struggles to create impression.
The girls were further put to question and it is from this session that
Akurut Pauline made it to the top and emerged the winner. The second
runner up became Sheila Kirabo hailing from Ankole while Nyangan Karen
from the region of Karamoja emerged the 1st runner up.
of the Miss Tourism Uganda event crowning session was when Bahati Aisha
a 20 year old blind was declared Miss Tourism Independent. Among the
great talents she had included the hair styling that enabled her to beat
Joan Namubiru who opted to depict her skills of dancing. The two were
rewarded with 200,000 Uganda Shillings along with gift hampers courtesy
of radiant the notable platinum sponsors of the event.
Uganda has grown overtime enabling people from different corners of the
country to appreciate the value of tourism and recognize various
products that surround them which can be developed and be visited by
travelers on safaris in Uganda.