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Mutesi takes Miss Earth Crown

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 26th August 2017 11:21 AM

Mutesi’s victory has qualified her to participate in Miss Earth International contest in Philippines, in November.

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Mutesi’s victory has qualified her to participate in Miss Earth International contest in Philippines, in November.

Miss Earth Uganda winner Josephine Nabirye (2nd left) with first runner up Monica Abuko (left) and  second runner-up Laura Lebu (3rd left). Photos by Mathias Mazinga


Josephine Mutesi Nabirye is the winner of this year’s Miss Earth Uganda Beauty Contest. The 23-year-old aspiring pharmacist defeated 13 other contestants during the pageant’s grand finale at Nanjing Restaurant and Motel in Kololo, Kampala on Friday.

Mutesi’s victory has qualified her to participate in Miss Earth International contest in Philippines, in November.

 osephine utesi abirye after being crowned as iss arth ganda 2017 Josephine Mutesi Nabirye after being crowned as Miss Earth Uganda 2017

 
Speaking after being crowned, Mutesi pledged to mobilize young people in Uganda and elsewhere in the world, to champion the promotion and preservation of the environment through afforestation and proper waste management.

Mutesi will now represent Uganda at Miss Earth International Beauty Pageant in Philippines, in November (2017).

Mutesi competed as a representative of Iganga.  Monica Abuko, a contestant from Soroti, took second position. Laura Lebu (Miss Adjumani) and Sharon Namugenyi (Miss Luweero) took third and fourth positions, respectively.

 he contestants showing off their evening outfits The contestants showing off their evening outfits

 
Category Winners

Best National Costume: Daphine Aluku Madong (Miss Gulu)

Best Eco-Video: Doreen Asingirwe (Miss Ntungamo)

Best Talent: Josephine Mutesi Nabirye (Miss Iganga)

Miss Popularity: Josephine Mutesi Nabirye (Miss Iganga)

Miss Photogenic: Laura Lebu (Miss Adjumani)

Best Personality: Esther Akwanya (Miss Pakwach)

Most Deserving Contestant: Doreen Asingirwe (Miss Ntungamo)

 he contestants entertain guests The contestants entertain guests

 
Victoria Nabagereka, the Director of Miss Earth Uganda, said that the beauty pageant was basically intended to entice the youth to participate passionately in the protection and preservation of the environment.

The contest ran under the theme: Beauty with a cause. 

 he judges eila ankya ilver irungi and uliet ubi at work The judges Leila Nankya, Silver Birungi and Juliet Mubi at work.

 

 he contestants in their traditional costumes The contestants in their traditional costumes.

 

 sther kwanya wearing feathers Esther Akwanya wearing feathers

 

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 onica buko in her swim suit Monica Abuko in her swim suit.

 

 aura ebu in her swimming attire Laura Lebu in her swimming attire

 

 oreen bbo in her traditional costume of bottle tops feathers s and barkcloth Doreen Abbo in her traditional costume of bottle tops, feathers, CDs and barkcloth

 

 onica buko Monica Abuko

 

 oreen singirwe in her creative costume of backcloth tyres and straws Doreen Asingirwe in her creative costume of backcloth, tyres and straws.

 

  crosssection of the audience enjoying the pageant A cross-section of the audience enjoying the pageant.

 

 itula ganda opera musicians perform at the event Situla Uganda opera musicians perform at the event

 

 he emcee hakira brahim mans the function The emcee Shakira Ibrahim mans the function.

 

 oreen bbo in her evening dress Doreen Abbo in her evening dress.

 

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