Here is the team that will be running things at Miss Uganda North America, Seattle 2018. The deserve a round of applause!
Adoch Acemah. Miami-based Adoch is the founder of headwraps company Latam Wic. She’s also a model and has appeared various high profile photoshoots. She has also been featured as Face of Ankara Miami.
Anita Fabiola. Anita is a Ugandan Media Personality, Events Host, former Beauty Queen, Business Woman and Philanthropist. She’s one of Africa’s most sought after red carpet hosts, having hosted some of the continent’s biggest red carpet events.
Alex Muhangi. Alex Muhangi is a Ugandan Comedian that has graced comedy stages across Africa, Europe and North America. He is also the host of Comedy Store, a popular comedy night in Kampala.
Derreck Kayongo. Derreck Kayongo is a Ugandan philanthropist and motivational speaker, best known as the founder of the Global Soap Project. He has received a CNN Hero award and a recognition from Georgia’s State Senate.
Judith Heard. Radio host, international runway model, fashion icon and one of Africa’s most sought-after media personalities. Judith Heard also runs a charity foundation that helps underserved communities in Uganda.
Hasifa Kivumbi Agbolabori. Hasifa is a former Miss UNAA (Ugandan North American Association). She founded a Clean Water for Uganda project during her reign. The project builds wells in impoverished areas in Uganda.
Maureen Francisco. Maureen is the co-executive producer of NW Productions and Pageants NW. She oversees four state pageant qualifiers to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in the Pacific Northwest. (That’s Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington)
Zeynab Koroma. Senegalese-born Zeynab is the founder of the Miss Africa Washington State pageant. As an activist, her focus is on increasing awareness of problems that impact children and women,
such as FGM – female genital mutilation, Domestic Violence, Depression and Early Childhood
Aida Doris Kinkufi and Dorothy Leticia Nakibirige return as former contestants (Class of 2017) to help the Class of 2018 prepare.
Yvette Kibwika was the last Miss UNAA Beauty Queen before the pageant was rebranded as Miss Uganda North America. She is very much a part of our family. Iryn Nakitende is the founder of Different, Better with a Purpose, a charity organization that brings together influential young women for good causes across Uganda. Our nomination for Africa’s Top 30 Women under 30.
Beka Wangusi Beka is the Founder and Director of the Miss AfriCaribe Pageant, a scholarship, service and cultural pageant established for young women of the African Diaspora. Meiko Parton, this year’s pageant coach, is a fashion runway consultant based in Seattle, Washington.