Mellissa Amanya, 20, a student of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) was on Saturday night crowned Miss Tourism Kigezi at White Horse Inn in Kabale.
The human Resource Management student at the school defeated six other girls to the crown.
Unlike other regional pageants, Melissa was announced by the state Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi, who was also the guest of honor at the event.
Melissa was closely followed by Fortunate Natukunda, the first runner up and Janat Birungi a third year student of Mass Communication at Bishop Bahram University College as the second Runner Up.
For the greater part of the Q&A session however, the girls didn’t shine.
Some of these girls didn’t attempt any of the questions shot by the judges.
As for their catwalks, the girls seemed to lack skills.
“Their catwalks are plastic,” a guest in the audience was heard saying.
The search for the 2017/18 Miss Tourism Uganda beauty queen started early this month with the regional tours.
So far, three beauty queens from West Nile, Rwenzori and Busoga regions have been crowned.
In Busoga, Shakira Nabirye, 24, from Butembe chiefdom was crowned queen, while Mary Nakimuli and Rashida Namulondo Muhamad, were first and second runners up respectively.
In West Nile, Vibian Silivano Shana, 23, from Koboko District emerged winner, with Gertrude Jokudu from Moyo coming second and Shamim Bako from Yumbe in third place.
Miss Tourism Rwenzori Region crown was won by Doreen Biira, 23, from Kasese District She was closely followed by Macklin Biira and Mary Nakalema as the first and second runners up, respectively.
The regional queens will represent at the National Finale later this year at the Kampala Serena Hotel.