Uganda’s representative Anita Ayebare emerged among the top contestants at the just concluded Miss Tourism World pageant.
Ayebare, who was the second runner-up at Uganda’s Miss Tourism competitions in 2017, emerged fourth runner up in the grand finale that took place in the Croatian capital Zagreb.
The beauty queen stood out for her eloquence and knowledge of the tourism industry and was the only African representative left for the global crown at the finale.
This was the 74th Edition of the Miss Tourism World pageant,first time Uganda was taking part in the event.
A promotional video submitted by Uganda was also recognized as one of the best, having been ranked second among those submitted by the participating nations.
It is believed that the Video supplemented Ayebare’s impressive presentation of Uganda to the judges.
Ayebare said that she was happy to have represented her country and also sharing Uganda to the world.
“I am thrilled that Uganda was able to finish in that position despite this being the first time that Miss Tourism Uganda was participating.
Now, I can do more tourism advocacy for my country,” she said.
Adding, “I have been working on projects in the climate change realm and that is what I am going to continue doing.
People are not really taking climate seriously and this is something that we all have to join forces to create more awareness because this is a real threat.
Without good climate, we cannot talk about a beautiful Uganda.”
Lilly Ajarova, the Chief Executive Officer UTB noted that the achievement was another seal of approval from global pageants.
“We are happy that we are getting global recognition in areas that are helping us hoist Uganda’s flag higher.
Ayebare is a focused, intelligent, motivated individual and we are happy that she is representing Uganda well.
This is also confirmation that the organizers of Miss Tourism Uganda are actually helping to unearth individuals with impeccable talent and helping them attain global exposure at the same time,” she stated.
Ayebare, who hails from Sheema District won the Miss Tourism Ankole 2017 crown and went on to emerge as one of the top three during the national competition.
Her achievement comes at a time when Uganda is on the drive to promote her pristine destinations to the local and International community.