Beauty queens continue to hoist the Uganda flag, lately. The latest on the streak is Anita Ayebare, whose outstanding performance put Uganda among the top participants at the Miss Tourism World 2019 in Porec, Croatia.
Ayebare, 24, was over the weekend crowned the fourth runner-up, meaning she finished fifth in the competition that attracted beauty queens representing various countries around the world. The grand finale took place on Saturday evening in the presence of a host of tourism ambassadors, business and enthusiasts from across the globe.
The grand crown for the 74th annual pageant was won by Julijana Nikolis, 20, representing Australia.
Ayebare was the 2nd runner-up in the last Miss Tourism Uganda 2017/2018. She was also the Miss Tourism Ankole 2018.
The Miss World official website profiles Ayebare as a “Tourism Ambassador who enjoys singing, traveling and gymnastics.”
As Tourism Ambassador for Uganda, the website quotes the beauty queen, “I am proud to be a Tourism Ambassador for Uganda as with the experience I have had as a tourism ambassador in my country, I have been able to fight against climate change through tree planting in various regions. I believe if this was carried on by the rest of the world, we can change the world for the future generations to come.”
Ayebare was recently flagged off the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) boss, Lily Ajarova to be an ambassador of Ugandan Tourism.
This comes at the backdrop of continued concerted efforts by different stakeholders to promote Uganda as a top tourism destination.
Ayebare’s achievement comes less than a year after Miss Uganda 2017, Quinn Abenakyo stunned Ugandans with an impressive performance as popular and prestigious Miss World pageant.
Miss Tourism World – Australia
1st Runner Up – Poland
2nd Runner Up – Finland
3rd Runner Up – Northern Cyprus
4th Runner Up – Uganda
Miss Tourism World Africa – Benin
Miss Tourism World Americas – Panama
Miss Tourism World Asis – Vietnam
Miss Tourism World Europe – Spain
Miss Tourism World Oceania – New Zealand
Best National Costume – Indonesia
Miss Tourism Model Of The World – Croatia