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.
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.
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.
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
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
The Evening Gown category
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.
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