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Tororo’s Priscilla Achieng Crowned Miss Earth Uganda 2016-17

Photos by Habre Muriisa

Last Saturday night at the city centre-based Theatre Labonita, Uganda witnessed the crowning of Miss Earth Uganda 2016-2017. 13 girls from 13 districts namely Wakiso, Masaka, Luwero, Iganga, Jinja, Mpigi, Kampala, Gulu, Soroti, Budaka, Mbale, Luwero and Mukono took part in this year’s edition.

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A section of the crowd that was in attendance

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People came from different corners to witness the Miss Earth Uganda coronation

The days they spent in the Boot camp were many and on Saturday, one Achieng Priscilla from Tororo was crowned queen basing on  Brains and knowledge on environment and conservation.

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All the way from Tororo, Achieng Priscilla was crowned Miss Earth Uganda 2016-2017

It was a night well spent as the revellers from different places came to watch the coronation ceremony which was hosted by Galaxy FM’s Andrew Kyamagero the public relations officer Miss Earth Uganda who introduced comedian Kalela to crack the revellers.

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Galaxy FM’s Andrew Kyamagero was the host of the Miss Earth Uganda 2016 coronation night

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Comedian Kalela cracked the revellers

The night’s showcases were dominated by the girls who showed their talent in fashion, modelling and question answering. In one of the categories they showcased, was the National Costume where the girls showcased different fashionable attire they made themselves.

How the girls showcased their attire in the National Costume category

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The next category was the ‘Swim Swift’ and this was simply an eye catching one as they flaunted their body looks in the bikinis which left the men in the crowd speechless and so were the journalists near the stage, the last category was the ‘Evening Gown’ and this saw the girls appear in wonderful party dresses which would entice any man to take any of the girls with him for an evening party at Serena or Sheraton hotels.

The Swim Swift category

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The Evening Gown category

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Shortly after, the top 7 girls from Budaka, Jinja, Masaka, Mbale, Wakiso, Tororo and Soroti out of the 13 girls were unveiled and it’s out of those 7 that the top 4 who were to tussle it out for the top 4 positions that is Miss Earth Uganda, Miss Earth Uganda Fire, Miss Earth Uganda Air and Miss Earth Uganda Water were chosen from. Later, the top four girls emerged from Mbale, Jinja, Soroti and Tororo districts, they were fired a hot question of what they would do to ably represent Uganda in the Miss Earth World pageant. The event was later concluded by the night’s main function of crowning the top 4 and later Voltage Music Duo took the stage and entertained the crowd performing their Tom and Jerry song.

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The top 4 (Left to Right) Nakirya Hindu from Mbale (Miss Earth Uganda Air), Naula Stellah from Soroti (Miss Earth Uganda Water), Achieng Priscilla from Tororo (Miss Earth Uganda) and Nekesa Melody Modesty from Jinja (Miss Earth Uganda Fire)

 

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The judges: Gilbert from National Forestry Authority and Nicholas Kiza from Pipe Line Design and Foam Industries Limited in Luzira

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Outgoing Miss Earth Uganda who represented in Miss Earth World last year Akello Sandra crowning Achieng Priscilla the 2016 winner

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Out going Miss Earth Uganda Akello Sandra (3rd left) after she handed the crown to her successor

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Voltage Music Duo doing performing at the event.

The full list of winners

Miss Earth Uganda- Achieng Priscilla from Tororo

Miss Earth Uganda Fire- Nekesa Melody Modesty from Jinja

Miss Earth Uganda Air- Nakirya Hindu from Mbale

Miss Earth Uganda Water- Naula Stellah Marris from Soroti

Best National Costume – Nakirya Hindu from Mbale

Best Echo Video (girls were asked to record an echo video of how to preserve the environment while in the boot camp) – Sabano Peace from Budaka

Best Swim swift – Achieng Priscilla from Tororo

Best Talent- Mirembe Jackline from Luwero

Miss photogenic- Nassali Esther from Mpigi

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