By Edward Nimusiima
The 33 Miss Tourism finalists were unveiled yesterday at J&M Airport Road Hotel in Bwebajja.
These beauties hail from Uganda’s 11 regions: Ankole, Buganda, Kigezi, Tooro, Karamoja, Bunyoro, Teso, Busoga, West Nile, Northern and Bugisu.
Three girls were selected from each region after a grueling exercise.
Miss Tourism finalists from West Nile region
The event started off at around 8pm with the girls from their respective regions walking up the stage and introducing themselves to the audience.
Thereafter, all of them were called back on the stage, walking beautifully with their smiles and shimmering crowns perched on their heads.
The audience clapped joyously at the sight of them.
A significant number of people showed up to witness the unveiling.
Former Miss Tourism queens were in attendance.
Miss Tourism finalists from Toro region
The unveiling was officiated by minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Maria Mutagamba.
The thereafter, the girls went for a two-week national boot camp before the overall winner is picked on 28th August 2015 at Serena Hotel.
Miss Tourism finalists pose for a picture with Uganda Tourism officials
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Miss Tourism finalists unveiled