The grand finale for Miss Uganda 2014 takes place tomorrow evening at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. Who will take over the crown from 2013/14’s beauty queen Stella Nantumbwe? That question will be answered tomorrow when the 20 finalists take to the stage and face the judges in the run for car, one million per monthly stipend and an opportunity to represent Uganda at Miss World. The first and second runner-up will get Shs 700,000 and Shs 500,000, respectively.
The car prize and monthly pay was confirmed by Janet Nalugya, the Projector Coordinator, Miss Uganda, bringing an end to the speculation that the winner would walk away empty handed.
With the changes that have taken place in the pageant this year, many are waiting to see how the grand finale will turn out. Unlike previous year’s where people would be guessing who will take the crown by now, the change in concept has left the pageant’s fans in anticipation about who will eventually take the crown of the ‘re-branded’ Miss Uganda.
The glitz and glamour that comes with such an event will be in place according to the organisers. Roger Mugisha (KFM) and Flavia Tumusiime (Capital FM) will host the red carpet event. There will also be performances by Myko Ouma and Desire Luzinda alongside comedian Alex Muhangi.
The 20 finalists are Evelyn Mugisha, Claudet Kesiime, Flavia Constance Ibyara, Christine Tayebwa, Saluma Letitia Achola, Rita Namubiru, Nurah Nantume, Shilla Karungi, Sharon Auma, Mabel Namala, Sharifah Sherry Nalulyo, Caroline Nantambi, Sheena Kyozira, Queen Owakiro, Christine Letio, Yasmin Taban, Penelope Nankunda, Leah Kalanguka, Flavia Aloyo and Brenda Iriama. May the best contestant win.
Kezzi Entertainment, Mirinda, SMS One, TV Africa and Namukekera Rural Industrial Centre (NRIC) have put the event together. Proceeds kick off at 7pm and cover charge is Shs 70,000 and Shs 150,000 for VIP.