DAILYNEWS UG |Kampala, Uganda|
Uganda’s Zarinah Hassan aka Zari the Boss lady will be gracing the Miss Uganda Pageant as one of the judges and patrons of the event. Zari will be attending the grand finale event on August 10th at the Sheraton Hotel. Zari is one of Africa’s biggest celebrities with a social media following of more than 5 million fans. She is an entrepreneur, reality TV star, digital influencer, a mother of five and a fashion icon.
A total of twenty three (23) beautiful girls/Ugandan contestants will be competing for one crown of Miss Uganda 2018 come the 10th of August this year at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
The unveiling of these contestants happened on Thursday evening and it was a grand affair organised by Talent Africa and Kezzi Entertainment at the Sheraton Hotel’s pool side.
The 23 contestants from all corners of the country will now tussle it out in a boot camp filled with a series of buildup activities ahead of the grand finale that will give audiences deeper insight into who the Miss Uganda hopefuls are.
The first assignment for the newly crowned queen will be to travel to the United States to fundraise for the Clean Water Campaign with the UNAA Causes which is a charity partnership with the Miss Uganda Foundation.
Above: The organisers have already booked A-list celebrity Zari Hassan Tlale (aka Zari The Boss Lady) to be the guest judge at the pageant and promise to reveal more surprises in the coming weeks ahead of the finale.
This year’s contestants were presented in a stylish manner and received well by the crowd who cheered on their favorite candidates with chants and cheers of encouragement. It was a lavish occasion with elegant décor and an A-list audience made up of sponsors, the Academy of beauty queens (former Miss Uganda winners), fashion trend setters and family members of the contestants.
Some of the notable celebrities and socialites at the event included Anita Fabiola, Nana Kagga, Stellah Nantumbwe, Joram Muzira, Natasha Sinayobe, Sophia Namatovu, Flirsh Flavia, Nickita Bachu, Pherry Kim and Andrew Kyamagero.
The event was hosted by the organisers Sylvia Namutebi of Talent Africa and Brenda Nanyonjo the CEO of the Miss Uganda Foundation while the MC of the night was Prim Asiimwe.
Above: L-R is Miss Leah Kagasa the reigning queen, Stella Nantubwe (Miss Uganda 2012), Phiona Bizzu (Miss Uganda 2013), Brenda Nanyonjo the boss Miss Uganda Foundation, Anita Fabiola and Sylvia Namutebi (Miss Uganda 2011)