Sunday, 26 May 2013

Nantumbwe wins Miss Uganda 2013 central region

Nantumbwe wins Miss Uganda 2013 central region 
Stellah Nantumbwe was up against weak contestants
 The search for Miss Uganda 2013 central region went down at Maria-Flo gardens, Masaka Saturday night with Stella Nantumbwe, a business computing graduate from Greenwich University, taking the day.

And not that she was the most exceptional on the night; it’s just that her 16 opponents were just not good enough. The 22-year old was a tad more intelligent with her answers that at some point the judges teased her to answer English questions in Luganda, to find out whether she grasps her mother tongue. She never disappointed.

Nantumbwe was trailed by Rashidah Namakula Birabwa, 22, and Vanessa Namalwa, 20, in the first and second runner-up order. The crowds loved Birabwa’s walking gait on the runway but the judges felt she lacked the nous of the winner.

And then, it was not funny watching some contestants dragging their feet in high-heeled shoes. One contestant Hindu Nakirya wasn’t really good with the high-heels.

With backlashes having rained on the organisers for poorly managing the past two regional searches, one could tell they had tried their best to answer the critics’ calls. The stage lighting from Fenon team reflected the mood, though some photojournalists felt more work should be done for it to hit the perfect mode.

The organisers never delayed to start the event for the crowds’ numbers to swell up as the night’s emcees comedian Alex Muhangi and Gloria Ayeera, former Miss Uganda contestant, kick-started the event at 9:30pm.

After the judges, former Miss Uganda Sylvia Namutebi, Janat Nalugya, Brenda Nanyonjo, Olivia Nakitto and outgoing Miss Uganda Phiona Bizzu had taken their seats, there were some musical performances from artistes Grace Nakimera and Captain Dollar to light up the mood. in all, the event was an improvement from previous regional scouting.

The next search is going for the eastern girls and will be at Jinja this Saturday.