It is official! Twenty two year-old Quinn Abenakyo was over the weekend announced as the winner of the Miss Uganda 2018 beauty pageant that was held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.
Sexy Quinn beat other 21 contestants to emerge the winner.
She replaces Leah Kagasa who has held the title for the last two years.
The new beauty queen comes from Mayuge District, Busoga region. She is a student at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Computing.
Quinn Abenakyo had been billed as the favorite right from the onset and she seemed to ride very well on that as an advantage against her fellow contestants during the ‘question-and-answer’ session, responding to her questions easily before the judges of the night. This is where a one fan refereed to her as the beauty with brains.
On top of emerging as the winner, Quinn Abenakyo was awarded a brand new Toyota Wish car, and together with the two runners-up, the trio will be awarded with a trip to the Netherlands, a treat at Pineapple Bay in Bulago Islands anda one-year gym session at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.
The judges at the Miss 2018 finals were the South Africa based business lady Zari Hassan, Maggie Kigozi, fashonista Abryanz, former miss Uganda Slyvia Namutebi among others. Anita Fabiola and Miss Deedan were the hosts of the night while artists including Beenie Gunter, Racheal K, Micheal Ouma and others entertained the audience.
On what criteria was used for selecting the girls, one of the judges, Zari Hassan, said they considered a number of factors.
“We started judging these girls right from the time they were in boot camp. We have been interacting with them as they prepared for the finale. So, the marks were being awarded right from boot camp until the finale event (where they had to response to questions),” Zari said.
At bootcamp, they were taught different lifestyle skills including poise and etiquette. And all through Quinn stood out.
Abenakyo was followed by the former Miss Teens, Tyra Margach who was chosen as the 1st Runners up and Aheebwa Patience as the 2nd Runner Up as well as miss West. Sandra Khan and Nanziri Elizabeth were the other two of the top five finalists at the Miss Uganda 2018-2019 beauty contest.