Phiona Kyeru, a contestant from Busoga region was crowned new Miss Tourism Uganda 2019/2020 in the wee hours of Friday at the Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall.
The twenty-year-old walked away with several goodies including a brand new car sponsored by Jack Pemba and a land title from Sema Properties.
She will now go down in the books of history as the 7th Miss Tourism Queen since the pageant made its debut having been initiated by the late Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Maria Mutagamba.
Agwang Prossy from Teso and Jean Corprise from Karamoja finished as first and second runner up respectively out of 25 contestants.
The event started at around 10:00 pm with all the 25 contestants being presented in front of an energetic crowd before an emotional tribute session to the late Mutagamba filled the room with emotions.
At around midnight, Category winners were crowned off and these included; Esther Biira who was crowned Miss Sports Queen, Esther Ovoyo who took home the Miss Popularity crown, Jane Akuro who was crowned Miss Congeniality, among others.
A tense elimination session ensued at around 1:15 am after a quick question and answer session that necessitated contestants to be well versed with all matters about tourism in Uganda.
The contestants were eliminated to the last five after a series of performances, interviews, and showcases and by 2:10 am, the new Tourism queen had been announced.