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Uganda’s Abenakyo crowned Miss World Africa

Top five contestants: Abenakyo Quinn (2nd Right) is the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalists. COURTESY PHOTO

Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo has been crowned as Miss World Africa at the 2018 Miss World finale in China. Quinn is the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalists.

However, the 68th Miss World title goes to Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon with Thailand’s Nicolene Limsnukan as first runner up.

Belarus’ Maria Vasilevich is the second runner up with Jamaica’s Kadija Robinson in fourth place while Quiin is in position number five.

Top five finalists

Miss World Europe is: Belarus

Miss World Caribbean is: Jamaica

Miss World Americas is: Mexico

Miss World Africa is: Uganda

Miss World Asia and Oceania is: Thailand

The name Quinn

A computer science student, the 22-year-old Abenakyo, hails from Mayuge District in eastern Uganda.

Abenakyo was born premature, at seven months, and had to be in an incubator.

“My mother tells me I was a very tiny little baby, and when I miraculously survived the ordeal, she named me Quinn (from the title Queen). That I was a very special child to her,” she says.

As Abenakyo grew up, the name in some way influenced her actions.

“I did not want to soil my name with bad actions,” she says.

So, most of the time, Abenakyo tried to be disciplined and obedient. She believes that the name has also shaped her destiny as seen from her recent Miss Uganda win.

Interview with new Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico

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