Miss International Uganda has Wednesday unveiled Evelyn Namatovu as the 2019 Miss International Uganda.
Namatovu will take part in the Miss International beauty pageant to take place in November in Tokyo, Japan.
Miss International is a Japanese-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association and was first held in 1960.
The beauty contest is the fourth largest pageant in the world in terms of having crowned national winners to participate in the international contest.
Uganda first participated in the Miss International contest in 2009 and was represented by 22-year-old Pierra Akwero.
Addressing the media on Wednesday at Athena Hotel in Kampala , the National Director, Miss International Uganda, Monica Akech said this is an opportunity for Uganda to once again participate in the forth powerful beauty contest in the world.
Akech said that the organization is fronting a credible candidate, Namatovu who was the successful candidate after a contest that was done online.
“We received authorization to participate in the contest in August and we had to work around to see that we get the best candidate to participate,” she said.
“We chose to solicit participants through online applications from whom we chose the best contestant,” Akech said.
Namatovu was selected basing on her beauty pageant experience having participated in Miss Uganda contest in 2016, beauty which called for 60 percent and intelligence.
Namatovu, 23, is a student of Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and Business Management awaiting graduation in January 2020.
She is born to Samuel Kironde and Margret Namusoke hailing from Mityana district.
“I am so pleased to be Miss International Uganda and so hopeful that I will well represent my country at the International Level in Tokyo,” Namatovu said.
Namatovu said she will put her focus on business relationship and tourism through which she will help the youth best market their art and business.
“I have confidence that I will make it to the best given the training that I have been exposed to and the fact that I believe in my self,” Namatovu said.