Uganda takes Miss World beauty pageant by storm

The reigning Miss Uganda Hannah Karema has taken the Miss World beauty pageant that ended last week by storm.

At the finale held at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, India, Uganda’s Karema emerged the first runner-up for Miss World Africa but also made it to the top eight in the Miss World contest.

The judges at the world beauty pageant were particularly impressed by Karema’s  “Beauty with a Purpose” (BWAP) project  that she started after winning the Miss Uganda crown and involves supporting the girl child education in her home district of Nakaseke.

The project to support the girl child also involves distribution of reusable sanitary pads to mostly the unprivileged girls as a way of promoting menstrual hygiene

Karema also praised her father whom she said raised and provided her education along with eight other siblings in a situation where the community expected them to be married off at a tender age.

The judges at the Miss World beauty pageant were wowed by the presentation from the Ugandan representative.

 Whereas Czech Republic’s Krystyna Pyszkova was crowned Miss World, with Lebanon’s Yasmina Zaytoun emerging as the first runner-up out of the 112 contestants from around the globe, Uganda’s Karema left a mark on the pageant.

“I am honoured to represent my country on a global stage, I humbly extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Miss World for such a memorable experience, Thank you for recognising my work and giving me such a big platform to express myself. I promise to keep going and achieving even more. Uganda is proud. Beauty with a purpose winner,” she posted online.

Born 21 years ago in Nakaseke district to Godfrey and Jacky Karema, Hannah was crowned Miss Uganda last year after beating off competition from 20 other girls.

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