Atieno, 21, a second year student of Bachelor of Tourism beat 10 other beauties from different institutions in Kabale in a highly contested race.
Ahead of the grand finale, all the finalists were trained in several activities including modelling, public speaking and a week-long boot camp at Sharp Island on Lake Bunyonyi.
To come up with results, judges asked a wide range of questions that focused on skills like confidence, reasoning, understanding of what the contest is about to mention but a few.
Following Atieno in the race was Mary Asasiira from bishop Bahram University College, who was the first runner-up and Leticia Aijuka from Kabale University, who emerged the third.
Other contenders were Susan Ampeire (African international Christian ministry- AICM), Jennifer Nyamata (Bishop Bahram University College ), Angel Mwesigye (Uganda College of Commerce ), Sarah Kampire (African International Christian Ministry – AICM).
Hope Gariyo from Kabale University, Halima Namakula from Uganda College of Commerce and Mercy Ahereza of National Teachers College also took part in the beauty pageant.
Atieno, shortly after being crowned the winner, promised to inspire students and advise them not to succumb to to the evil that is promiscuity.
“I am going to put my focus on encouraging the students in high institutions of learning to always respect themselves by not engaging in promiscuity as they should wait till they finish their education.” She said.
The Miss Talent tilte was won by Mary Asasira, while Hope Gariyo scored the Miss Creativity crown.
Halima Namakula, Leticia Aijuka, Hope Gariyo and Deborah Atieno won the Photogenic, Popularity, Rising Woman and Continuality titles respectively.
Here are some of the photos: