After a long break, Mirinda Miss Teen beauty pageant has returned this year and has come back bigger and better. Not to just for entertainment but to get hands on skills.
A few days ago, as the event traversed the Eastern parts of Uganda, the contest saw 9 Schools being hosted at Mbale Secondary School, while 6 others converged at Iganga Girls Secondary School, in search of a contender with an ambitious, fashionable and creative concept to be presented before the select panel of judges.
While at Iganga Girls S.S, Bridget Onyag beat her colleagues to the Miss Ambitious crown after convincing the judges with her paper bag business concept. She affirmed that she loves the environment and making money, adding that anyone who loves both knows that the paper bag project is the way forward. She added that it is why she opted for it.
Elizabeth Nandera who was crowned as Miss Ambitious at Buddo S.S relayed that “during my Senior Four vacation, I started trading in accessories including watches, perfumes and handcraft jewelry,” adding that, “My parents passed on to me a saving culture at a tender age, thus from my savings I was able to invest in the accessories business, however I am looking at expanding my business through purchasing high quality material so that I can compete favourably on the market”.
We are looking out for the girl who has a unique business idea that she wishes to venture into and can well convince the judges why she deserves to be considered for the Miss Ambitious accolade. This person will represent her school at the national level, remarked Patience Martha Aheebwa, one of the Mirinda Miss Teen Judges.
Other categories in search include, Miss Fashionista a category seeking to find a girl who can creatively come up with a design from scratch by making use of the material availed, and Miss Teen who is a girl that can confidently express herself, and articulately respond to the questions set before her by the judges. The grand finale will be held on 7th September where girls from different competing schools will battle for the grand prize including, school fees payment for a full year for the overall winners, a fully paid trip to an amusement park which will be revealed at the grand finale.