Miss Uganda, Oliver Nakakande, has made it to the Miss World Top 40 Models after going through elimination round of this year’s fast track event.
The event saw 112 contestants, started with a solo runway where judges got to see each contestant’s style. Then in pairs, they walked together for a final look, see them spinning, posing and flirting with the cameras. The challenge is all about confidence, personality and how they presented themselves.
Remarking after the announcement of the top 40 models, Nakakande said Uganda has made it to the top 40 miss world models.
She said he most beautiful fact about miss world is that we get to meet beauties from around the world, learn about different cultures, languages and most importantly share our beauty with a purpose projects, most of them connect in one way or the other and that makes it even easier to come up with a solution strategy.
“I just got to realize that the world is facing similar challenges, from Africa to Asia, to Americas, to Australia and to Europe. And yes, I feel even more humbled to be in London right now representing my country Uganda.” She said.
Countries which made through to the top 40 include: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, China PR, Croatia, Czech republic, Denmark, Dominican republic, Finland, Mexico, Moldova, France, Haiti And Hong Kong china.
Others are Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Macau china, Montenegro, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia, South Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and wales
Zandra Rhodes, one of the Top Model judges said: “I was so impressed by the quality of the girls and how well they walked, it was great seeing all their different personalities coming over.”
Miss World Top Model winners who have gone on to wear the famous blue crown include: Zhang Zilin from China (Miss World 2007), Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia (Miss World 2008), Megan Young from Philippines (Miss World 2013) and Mireia Lalaguna from Spain (Miss World 2015).
Joining Zandra on the Top Model judging panel were Lady Wilnelia Merced, Miss World 1975 and Marsha Rae Ratcliffe.
The next round, which will take place on 14 December 2019 at The Fashion and Textile Museum, London and will be topped with the crowning of Miss World 2019 Top Model.