By Spy Uganda
On the evening of March 18, 2023, the Miss Uganda 2023 Organizers held the Grand Finale for this year’s Miss Uganda contest, featuring 21 finalists. Among them was Nassuna Husinah, a student at Victoria University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science, who was crowned Miss Uganda Elite 2023/2024.
Husinah’s victory was a shock to many, especially those who know her rough background. The University reveals that this student came from a childhood of poverty and emotional turmoil, faced significant challenges in her journey but never gave up to continue fighting for her dreams.
”Despite the odds, Nassuna refused to let the difficulties hold her back and continued to work tirelessly towards her goals. Her victory is not only a celebration of her own achievements but also a symbol of the power of determination and hard work,” the University noted in a statement released on Sunday signed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Lawrence Muganga.
Due to the above ‘harsh background’, the University decided to grant this determined student a full scholarship to pursue her Bachelor of Nursing Degree to completion.
”As a university, we are thrilled to have been able to support Husinah in her journey toward Miss Uganda Elite 2023/2024. We believe that our role is not only to educate our students but also to support and empower them in achieving their goals and aspirations. This is why we are delighted to grant her a fully paid scholarship to pursue her Bachelor of Nursing Degree to completion,” the University announced.
Also, the University has revealed that Nassuna has an opportunity for another full bursary if she ever chooses to pursue a Master of Nursing or any other postgraduate degree at Victoria University.
Meanwhile, the University believes without Ugandans’ support, Nassuna wouldn’t have made it.
”We also want to express our sincere gratitude to all the Ugandans and citizens of the world who supported Husinah in this competition. Your votes played an important role in her success, and we are incredibly grateful for your support. It is through your kindness and generosity that we can continue to support our students in achieving their goals and aspirations,” states Victoria University.
Nassuna is now warming up to represent Uganda in the Miss Elite Africa contest, an international beauty pageant competition to be held on 23rd May 2023 in Somabay, a modern town resort at the Red Sea, Egypt.
The above contest is one of the largest & most prestigious around the globe with 34 contestants from all over the world with an aim to find the most exceptional representatives to celebrate women’s beauty.
”We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Husinah on this incredible achievement. Her success is an inspiration to all of us and a testament to the exceptional caliber of students at Victoria University. We believe that she will continue to represent us with distinction at the international level including the Miss Elite World contest,” states Victoria University.
The University asserts that it remains committed to providing an education that not only imparts knowledge but also develops character, leadership, and a desire to make a positive impact in the world.
”We are immensely proud of all our students and the incredible things they achieve. We will continue to support and empower them to achieve their dreams and make a positive difference in the world,” says the University adding; ”Congratulations once again to Husinah Nassuna, and we look forward to seeing all the incredible things she will accomplish in the future.”
The University also congratulated the winner of Miss Uganda 2023 Hanna Kalema Tumukunde and the first & second runners-up; Whitney Martha Ademun and Agwang Proscy Premah.
”We also want to congratulate Hanna Kalema Tumukunde for being crowned Miss Uganda 2023, as well as the first and second runners-up, Whitney Martha Ademun and Agwang Proscy Premah, and all other contestants. You have set an excellent example for other young girls with a dream to succeed in life and make it to the top,” states Victoria University.
Here Is A List Of Contestants Nassuna Will Compete With At Miss Elite 2023.
1. Albania: Fational Ndokaj
2. Argentina: Natalia Cometto
3. Belarus: Ekaterina Tulko
4. Belgium: Mirte Van Renterghem
5. Brazil: Mariani Piaget
6. China: Lily Lee
7. Egypt: Yara Elsokarry
8. Estonia: Anzela Kotelevski
9. France: Kamilla Yahiaoui
10. Germany: Greta Barthes
11. Greece: Anastasia Kokosi
12. Hungary: Rachel Pirlot
13. Indonesia: Khamelia Chalid
14. Italy: Carmen Vantini
15. Kosovo: Mejreme Hajdaraj
16. Latvia: Alisa Miskovska
17. Lebanon: Norma Yamin
18. Lithuania: Alina Safronova
19. Macedonia: Emilja Rozman
20. Mexico: Vanesa Rodelo
21. Montenegro: Adrijana Delibasic
22. Morocco: Jihan Hadji
23. Netherlands: Elize De Jong
24. Pakistan: Shafaq Akhtar
25. Peru: Carolina Anda
26. Portugal: Sofia Mota Jorge
27. Serbia: Ivana Brcan
28. Spain: Melania Puntas
29. Sweden: Yasmine Fakhro
30. Uganda: Husinah Nassuna
31. USA: July Garza
32. Venezuela : Aliyou Morales