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.
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.
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)
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.