Uganda’s very own Miss Uganda 2018 Quiin Abenakyo won the title of Miss World Africa and finished in 4th place out of 118 contestants at the Miss World 2018 pageant which took place in Sanyu City Arena, China on December 8th, 2018.
This was the best finish for Uganda in the history of the annual beauty pageant.
Quiin’s stunning looks combined with her intellect, personality and impressive ‘beauty with a purpose’ project impressed the judges throughout the competition.
After Quiin won the head to head challenge and was confirmed in the top 30 semi-finalists, the entire nation got behind her to rally for votes.
The online voting campaign was enhanced by numerous celebrities, socialites, influencers, politicians and corporate companies who showed support on their social media pages.
Earlier this year in April, Miss Uganda franchise holders Kezzi Entertainment announced their new joint venture partnership with Talent Africa, Uganda’s leading event, talent and entertainment company.
Talent Africa promised to bring glamour, flair and showbiz to the Miss Uganda Pageant.
After an extremely competitive judging process which at times faced mixed feelings from the public, the Miss Uganda team remained positive and promised to send a beauty queen that could compete on an international level at Miss World.
With Quiin Abenakyo’s success at Miss World, it is clear that the judges made the right choice.
The judging panel consisted of Brenda Nanyonjo, Sylvia Namutebi, Stella Nantumbwe, Nana Kagga, Brian Ahumuza, Maggie Kigozi and Zari Hassan amongst others.
Quiin has since thanked all who supported and believed in her during this life changing journey especially Miss Uganda Foundation and its partners.
“First, let me give thanks to the Almighty God for bringing me this far, giving me the strength, courage, faith and determination to succeed as miss world Africa 2018. For only God made it possible. My country people and Africa at large I want to take this moment to express my deepest appreciation and sincere gratitude to say thank you. To all my well wishers, supporters, friends and family who kept on voting till the last minute of the event. I can’t thank each and everyone of you enough for being supportive to me throughout my entire journey while in Sanya China during the Miss world pageant. Special thanks to spruced foundation ,Miss Uganda foundation that natured and believed in my abilities stayed committed to the tasks at hand am forever grateful. Not forgetting the official Miss Uganda sponsors Official Miss Uganda Sponsors/Partners Talent Africa Group@kezzient @kampalasheraton Belaire East Africa@virginiablackwhiskey Holiday Territory@panafricgroup Reach A Hand Uganda @sprucedfoundation @Princesspads@glitzbynalu Radiocity 97FM@nbstelevision UNAAcauses #Renzioni #Spruced #premierworld#Nanre #SmukkeLashes #BrendaMaraka#Photo4Fashio” Quiin posted on her Facebook earlier this morning.