Ahead of the model search’s finale slated for December 4, 20 young ladies have been selected for the final stage of the global talent search, Top Model Uganda.
This was done during the preliminary event that took place earlier this week at Nexus Lounge in Kisaasi. The selected ladies included Patience Wanina, Obrain Nyamwenge, and Sera Mugisha, among others.
During the event, the contestants were tested on their creativity in fashion, general knowledge, as well as other talents. Contestants also showcased some showstopping fashion pieces from emerging fashion designers, including Jon Jo Fashions, MSH Designs, Bliss Fashion House, Crotchet by Rita, and Tracey Bitengi Collections.
The show, which had celebrated pageant queen and Miss Uganda 2011 Slyvia Namutebi Alybhai, fashion and textile designer Brenda Maraka, and Dr Jimmy Spire Ssentongo as the judges, had over 29 participants from across the country.
During the event, Pheona Nabasa Wall, the former president of the Uganda Law Society, commended the young ladies for their poise and zeal to go after their dreams and take this step in making those dreams a reality.
Following the preliminary competition, the chosen contestants will go through a month-long training and mentoring process before the grand finale, which is scheduled to take place in December at the Mestil hotel.
The winner will then have the opportunity to represent Uganda at the Top Model grand event in the UK early next year.