When President Museveni expressed displeasure with Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo, over wearing Indian Hair, a number of people on social media lashed out at him for being ungrateful.
They accused him of trying to put the beauty queen down even when she had done a great job for Uganda.
Abenakyo has just returned home from Sanya, in China where she came close to winning the Miss World title in China, finishing third in the popular vote.
But as her parents said, Abenakyo is an obedient child. She turned up at State House for a dinner with the first family, rocking her real hair, held in a small bun that was covered by her crown.
Museveni was pleased. “When we met in Entebbe, I advised Abenakyo to keep her hair natural. I am glad she heeded the advice and re-asserted her African identity. God beautifully created Africans, there is no need to add or subtract anything,” tweeted Mr Museveni.
The feeling was mutual. Abenakyo too loves her natural look. This afternoon she shared photos from the meeting on her Facebook Page.
“It was an honour, that my family and I were invited for dinner by his excellence the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura, whereI got to interact with the first lady, Janet Museveni. The first family congratulated me upon being crowned Miss World Africa. The natural look is growing on me and I must say I am loving it,” her posts reads.
Ms Abenakyo is the first Ugandan to make it to the top five finalists in the Miss World contest.