KAMPALA – Phiona Bridget Kyeru is the new Miss Tourism Uganda,
Kyeru won the crown after beating 24 contestants at the Grand finale held at Serena Hotel, Kampala on Friday, October 4.
The seventh edition of Miss Tourism Uganda saw Premah Prossy Agwang become first runner up while Jean Coprise Akullo emerged 2nd runner up at the highly competitive pageant.
Kids Modelling Academy started off the show with a captivating display on the runway. Contestants rocked the runway in allure clad in royal elegant Kaftan silky dresses dazzled with flowers designed by SKP from Sheba Kassami Priscilla.
The Triplets Ghetto Kids lit up the audience with their energetic dance moves raising the curtain for the beauty queens to present themselves.
The first elimination slashed off 15 contestants and the 10 were taken through rigorous questions to judge their intellect and knowledge about the sector.
The titles that were won included Miss Talent, Miss Sports, Miss Beach Beauty, Miss Popularity, Miss Congeniality, Miss Personality, Miss Conservation, Face of Breeze Serenity and Miss Photogenic.
A special tribute went out to the late Hon .Dr. Miriam Mutagamba , the former Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities for her dedicated service towards the reviving o the pageant after a long spell of no action.
Mr. James Lutalo, Director Tourism and Antiquities, who represented, Minister of Tourism Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda, urged the winners not to stop at the pageant but continue to promote tourism and inspire communities.
“I welcome you to the 7th edition of Miss Tourism Uganda. This is a public good that is promoted by the private sector and I really appreciate those that have invested in accommodation tourism. The sector revolves on product market, product diversification and,” he said.
“We encourage those that have not won to continue promoting Uganda and the request winners to be a representative of Uganda do community work and aspire for bigger challenges,” he added.
Anko DG was one of the artists that showcased great talent with his songs such as “If” and “Biggest Behind” featuring Rabadaba not forgetting Ruyonga with “Tutuuse”.
About the winners
Phiona Bridget Kyeru (Winner)
The 22-year-old beauty hails from Iganga District located in Busoga Region. Ms Kyeru works with Reign Ads in Kamwokya as an Assistant Accountant and hopes to graduate in December with a diploma in Cooperatives and Business Administration from Uganda Cooperative College from Tororo.
Ms Kyeru walked away with a land title from Seema Properties and an estate will be named after her. She also received a white Noah Car from Pemba Sports Africa.
Prossy Premah Agwang (1st Runner Up)
Agwang is an 18-year-old sharp-witted student at YMCA pursing a certificate in Business Administration from Teso Region.
Jean Coprise Akullo (2nd Runners Up)
Akullo is a second year student at Kyambogo University, aged 19 pursuing a Bachelor in Interior Designs and Landscape Architecture hailing from Karamoja.
The glamourous event attracted back a bunch of sponsors like Uganda Tourism Board, Humura Safaris, Fenon Events, Breeze Serenity, Sema properties, Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities and Victoria University among others.