Kicker; Hurray, There’s A New Queen In Town, Hail The New Miss Uganda, Monica Kasyate, Monica Kansiime Kasyate was crowned Miss Uganda on Saturday evening before a fully packed Victoria Hall at Kampala Serena Hotel.
21 year old Monica, who is a student of Industrial Fine Art at Makerere University, beat other 29 contestants to win the crown for Miss Uganda 2007/2008.
It was a tightly contested show with all the girls showing potential and we guess it must have been a tough time for the judges to decide who should be winner. However at the end of the day, it was Monica’s elegance, model like features, excellent command of English and confidence that saw her sail through successfully.
Leading citizens like Gen. Elly Tumwine, City mayor Nasser Sebaggala, Stanbic Bank MD Kitili Mbathi and many others were in attendance.
Victoria Hall at Serena was packed to the brim and at one point the organisers had to stop revellers at the entrance because tickets had been sold out. ‘Perfect’ would be an understatement about the organization; there was not much to fault. Everything went on so well.
The sound system was very good, lighting was state of the art, cat-walking for the girls was almost perfect and of course the girls themselves looked like they were angels just escaped from heaven. Well this year’s version of Miss Uganda, we believe, will erase the concept that many Ugandans were beginning to envision that Sylvia Owori is the only Ugandan who could successfully organise a beauty pageant to the international standards.
Big ups must go to the dinky Solaire Zalwango, the current franchise holder for the Miss Uganda event for her superb organisational skills and Uganda Telecom, who were the sole sponsors. Not forgetting Akright housing estate, Wooden Fashion House and Glamour Studio.
The show was spiced up by outstanding musical performances from among others Peter Miles and Menshan, Iryn Namubiru, Jazz maestro Isaiah Katumwa, Mariam Ndagire, the Maisha dancers to mention a few. Second runner up was Sarah Kagole who was also Miss Talent. Miss Popularity, Hellen Karungi, was the first runner up and many in the audience were heard whispering that had it not been for her too light skinned complexion, she would have carried the crown home.
The show ended sometime after 10.30pm and revelers were seen sauntering home well satisfied that their evening had been well spent.
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