The organisers of the Miss Uganda Pageant have announced that current Miss World title holder Vanessa Ponce (full name Vanessa Ponce de Leon) will be visiting Uganda in July to attend the Miss Uganda 2019 Grand Finale.

 Vanessa Ponce

Vanessa Ponce

She will fly in with Miss World CEO Julia Morley for a one week trip that will include ‘Beauty With a Purpose’ activities, visiting renowned tourist destinations and participating in the grand finale of the the Miss Uganda Pageant. This will be the first time in history a current Miss World will be visiting the Pearl of Africa.

Vanessa Ponce completed her studies as a graduate of International Business at the University of Guanajuato. She stated her professional career by winning Mexico’s Next Top Model in 2014, after that she modelled for several

top agencies and then competed in Miss Mexico Pageant 2018 where she emerged the winner.

Vanessa then represented Mexico at the Miss World Pageant in Sanyu, China where she claimed the title of Miss World 2018.  She is the 68th ‘Miss World’ and the first Mexican to win this esteemed title.

As a reigning Miss World, she has involved herself in several social responsibility and humanitarian work projects.

She has for participated in several social campaigns and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a rehabilitation centre for girls in Mexico.

Registration for the Miss Uganda pageant is currently on going and forms can be collected from the Sheraton Kampala Hotel and Talent Africa offices located at Plot 1 Hill Drive in Kololo.

Registration and auditions will take places from the Sheraton Hotel.

Auditions for the northern and western region shall take place on June 22nd while auditions for eastern and central region shall take place on June 23rd.


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