Celebrated socialite cum businesswoman Zari Hassan has revealed that she has never had intentions of contesting in the Miss Uganda beauty pageant because it only considered darker girls.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday evening at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, the mother of five who is also the pageant’s patron this year said she had never considered participating in Miss Uganda during her youthful days because she was too light skinned to win.
“At our time, there was a conception that light skinned girls were considered first and therefore dark girls would win the Miss Uganda pageant. I never saw myself competition for Miss Uganda; it was a turn off,” she said.
When asked whether she can endorse her only daughter Latiffah to join the contest, Zari said, “Yes! The pageant has now changed because it considers beauty with a purpose. I would recommend her to join”
Zari will be among the five celebrated persons to judge the 2018 Miss Uganda finals this Friday at Sheraton Hotel where the fairest of the girls will be crowned queen and taking home a car, Holiday to USA, Endorsement deals among others.