Doreen Kabareebe Miss Uganda World International 2020-2022
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Doreen Kabareebe Miss Uganda World International 2020-2022.
Full name: Doreen Kabareebe
Title/Year: Miss Uganda World International 2020-2022
Education Level: Master of Arts degree in international Relations and diplomacy
Zodiac sign: Capricon
Hobbies: Reading, meditating, Travelling, swimming and making friends
Years competed: 12
Countries visited: South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Rwanda
Likes: Reading, meditating, Travelling, swimming and making friends
Dislikes: Massage I feel so uncomfortable by touched around by men unless it’s my lover.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I was born to the late Hon Amon Muzoora in Uganda. Together with my siblings, we had a great fun childhood growing up in Entebbe Town. The town is home to the country’s international airport and has the highest number of beaches in the country, so most of my childhood memories are etched around the natural sand on the beaches.
I am a naturally outgoing person that easily gets along with almost anyone. I love meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. This has greatly improved my personality over the years since I share and also learn from the various people that I meet. Besides modeling, I am a philanthropist doing charity under my own Kabareebe Models For Charity organization and I offer branding services under my DK Branding Coach Company.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education. I attended Entebbe Kindergarten for nursery school, Lakeside Academy for primary school. Thereafter joined Wanyange Girls school for both O and A ‘level. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Management from Nkumba University. I later hope to pursue a PHD when I find time off my busy schedule. I am always looking forward to greater heights In life. I want the aspiring young models all over the world to know that being a supermodel shouldn’t stop you from achieving your other goals in life. You can be anything that you aspire to be.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Michelle Obama once said that there is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. This single statement just sums up women empowerment for me. It is all about letting women break gender barriers imposed onto them by the society and letting women reach their maximum potential in life. Women empowerment means any act of promoting a woman's ability to determine their own choices. When women win, the whole society wins. When they are not empowered, the whole society loses out on a great deal of talent and finances.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
Contested for Miss Nkumba University in 2009 where I was the 1st runner up. This inspired me further and I proceeded to Miss All Central Universities where i was crowned Miss Nkumba to represent the university. In 2010, I contested in the Miss Uganda beauty pageant where I was among the final top 10 contestants. This earlier contests later proved to be a great deal in my professional modeling career since they opened up many great opportunities for me.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I always wanted to be the voice of the voiceless and hence needed a platform to serve and contribute to my community. Contesting in the Miss Nkumba University pageant in 2009 was just the first step towards realizing my career goals. It felt great and inspiring to line up along all the other young aspiring models who also hoped to make it big in the modeling industry.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for the current title because I believe that I am the best delegate for it given the fact that I love to serve my people. I needed more exposure to inspire at an international level and I understand that competing at such an international platform brings endless life changing opportunities that we all look forward to in life. The event is televised and you can imagine the audience.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The World International event is 4 nights and 5 days of team building experiences where delegates bond and build each other up through supportive activities in a structured and glamorous environment. Delegates participate in group challenges like the the yacht party pose-off challenge as well as four phases of individual competitions showcasing each delegates unique beauty, modeling ability and camera appeal.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Beauty Queens are judged based on many interesting personal qualities like modeling ability, beauty, camera appeal, philanthropy etc.
The queens also participate in group challenges and this gives them ample time to bond and get to know each other on a personal level.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
I hope to have a once in a lifetime experience interacting with Beauty Queens from all walks of life. Surely looking forward having maximum fun in the competition. I surely cannot wait for the live video and the photo shoot on the 60 Foot MS World yacht in Florida. The experience of me working with the industry’s top professionals also surely excites me.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
I am giving back to the community under my Kabareebe Models For Charity organization where we sell different items customized with our logo. Proceeds go into supporting different charity homes like the UCARE Charity Home in Kampala which takes care of orphans who lost their parents as a result of HIV/AIDS. It is a quite challenging but at the same time satisfying task. Giving hope to the homeless children from the slums of Kampala.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
In 2021, I made an appearance at the Inaugural JANZI Awards which are hosted as a celebration of Uganda's culture, creative and performing arts, 100.2 Galaxy FM Zzina Awards 2021 and also did several other Radio and TV interviews with my crown.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? I featured in the Sweden-based Oriflame Cosmetics Magazine in 2010 having been selected from the Miss Uganda Contestants. Featured in Uganda's African Woman Magazine. Featured in the AirUganda Commercial advert in 2011, walked for Latif Madoi, and other Ugandan designers. Best Outstanding Model, Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2013 (Uganda) Humanitarian Act Award, Starqt Awards 2019 (South Africa) Best Female Model, Starqt Awards 2019 (South Africa) Best Humanitarian Award, Zikomo Awards 2021 (Zambia) Best African Female Model 2021, Zikomo Awards 2021 (Zambia) Best African Model (Honorary) IPA Awards 2022 (Ghana) Also walked at the Prestige Style Fashion 'Shades of Influence' 1st Edition hosted by Kimberly Carey of Heavenly Reflection Make Up in Abu Dhabi. Walked for Asya Khamsin, a USA based Tanzanian fashion designer in Zambia. Walked for Romeo Paul Designs, a Nigerian Qatar-based designer at the Entrepreneur Fashion week in Kenya on 21st April 2021. World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
Having a heart for others and putting people first before myself. Empathy makes me standout because I believe I was born to serve. I believe that whatever we do in life should be for the benefit of mankind. I want to change the narrative that beauty queens are all about physical beauty. Beauty contests can be about the brains and positive community impact for the good of our local communities. We can be the voices of the voiceless.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
Well I do even think I have the right words to explain what I actually felt. It is one of the best days of my life. It was a truly emotional moment because it came in the middle of a pandemic when the whole world had lost hope. This was in 2020 when I won the Miss Uganda World title beating other delegates online. The email made me so emotional as I was announced the winner with my certificate and title.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a Beauty Queen to me is having beauty, brains and being able to serve my community. It is always service before self. To me it still means having the courage to point out the wrong things in the society even if they are part of our cultural norms. Being a Beauty Queen to me means inspiring other young women in the world to chase their goals no matter what they go through in their day to day lives.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants made me more confident and has given me a platform to serve. I have met friends and future business partners at the different pageants I have competed in. These have all together touched and had a profound effect in my life. I still maintain a close relationship with some nice people that I met as far as 12 years ago.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?
I became more confident. Pageants taught me how to handle different situations regarding my general body appearance. I am a queen and nothing can be said about me or my body that will make me feel sad. A crown comes with its own confidence as I have later learned in my modeling career.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
It feels great being an inspiration. However i keep telling the girls to be their own inspiration and just pick up a few things they love from me or any other person who inspires them. It feels so satisfying to know that there are countless young girls that look up to you. Our sole purpose in life to help others go through situations in life that they thought they would never overcome.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Well I actually do not a lot of stuff on stage. I just mastered a few strategies that I blend depending on the prevailing stage situation and they include humility, neat presentation, confidence plus a simple smile. Such simple things normally do the magic for me.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
I made sure that I had all my outfits ready and perfectly done, meditated, did diet meals and some exercise to keep in shape. I have basically used all the time I have had for preparation because I have had to meet different designers for the different outfits, photographers and sponsors.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Watching other international models walk on YouTube and others walk on different walk -ways and then practice. I am always looking out for the latest trends in the modeling and fashion industry. Technology has made learning a lot so easier.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
I consider the colors that trend and are rare so that i don't look like everyone else. I also work with a team of designers so that I normally have a lot of options to choose from. Designers from different countries offer plenty of great design ideas that we pick from.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
I always think before I speak. I always try to be fluent and at the same time be able to deliver my intended message without distorting facts. I also look at how my opinion would be received and the relevance of what I have to speak to me.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
When I competed in the Miss Nkumba Beauty pageant in 2009, I left the boot camp because I was not confident having been talked down by colleagues and some relatives that I wouldn't make it in the competition. Such experiences shaped me for my career and today my self esteem is high because I am a professional. I can confidently speak to thousands of people thanks to my modeling confidence.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
During contests, a lot of things run into the models’ minds. Some come with a lot of hope and expectations. They fear disappointing people that have hopes in them. Social media pressure has made it worse and these makes contests for many of them a do or die affair. This creates anxiety and many girls rush to give answers without thinking, wearing uncomfortable shoes etc
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
Yes, I acted in a movie in during my trip to Ghana in 2021. I have previously acted in famous music videos like Taaliyo by Mesach Semakula in 2010. People can actually find them on YouTube.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen?
Honestly I have a lot of plans for this year. My current plan is to contest in the MS World International Pageant in August 2022, Florida. I will also continue to mentor young models under Top Model Uganda. Continue building my branding and influencing company and do more charity work with my NGO Kabareebe Models For Charity. It is surely going to be a roller coaster.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
A Queen who puts service before self. I want to be remembered as someone who made the world a better place for everyone. I want to defy all the odds and achieve what some have deemed impossible over the past few years. I want to set the trend for all the other young models from across Africa and all the underrepresented parts of the world.
International Director: Lori Amposta
National Director: Allen Lule
Local Director: Allen Lule
Pageant Website: https://www.msworldinternational.com/
Photo by Lubega Ibrahim Musa
Sponsor: Top Model Uganda
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview! Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine.
Doreen Kabareebe Miss Uganda World International 2020-2022, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Lubega Ibrahim Musa
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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