She becomes the official face and voice of Jubilee Campaign UK
Peninah Wampamba, 20, a paediatric nursing student at the University of Salford in Manchester has been crowned Miss Uganda UK 2018/19.
Wampamba, a Sunday school teacher at the Luganda service in Manchester, representing Gomba, beat nine other contestants to the crown.
She took over the title from Jancent Mukiibi at a highly competitive grand finale held at The Rock Tower, Tufnell Park Road in North London, over the weekend.
Wampamba was also awarded the People’s Queen Award as she garnered the most votes from the public via online voting. She also scooped awards for best creative wear and best evening wear by the judges on the night.
She will now carry out the official Miss Uganda UK campaign alongside Jubilee Campaign UK, raising awareness against child sacrifice in Uganda. She becomes the official face and voice of Jubilee Campaign UK.
Wampamba who is the daughter of Ronald and Aidah Wampamba of Manchester, pledged to work with her predecessors to deliver on all projects. She said she was also grateful and overwhelmed by the support from her community in Manchester and surrounding areas as well as from all over the world.
The first runner up Lauren Ngabo won Miss Congeniality and best swim suit wear, while the second runner up was Mary Precious Namayanja representing Masaka and Bristol. Namayanja also won the best ambassador, best catwalk and Miss Personality awards.
Other mini awards that included Miss Photogenic went to Faith Ashemeza, Miss Outstanding went to Mercy Onen and Divine-Joy Kusasila, Miss Inspiration which is the judges’ special award, went to Daisy Kateeba, while Nancy Ndibalekera scooped the Rising Woman 2018 award sponsored by Elevate Design Studios.
The panel of judges was led by Jose Hendo, a designer who produces high-end fashion products using unique and eco-friendly products, Sloz Ibhas, a creative media consultant, Helena G. Anderson, a photographer, and Denis Mugagga, the lead singer of Ganda Boys and co-founder of Ganda Foundation.
This was the eighth annual crowning of Miss Uganda UK headed by Jacqueline Matovu-Ddumba, with a mission of fostering improved relationships amongst Ugandans in the UK under the theme ’Promoting Beauty, Descent and Culture’.
Entertainment on the night was from Ugandan songstress Iryn Namubiru.