Evelyn Namatovu Kironde 2nd Runner Up Miss International 2019
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Evelyn Namatovu Kironde 2nd Runner Up Miss International 2019.
Full name: Evelyn Namatovu Kironde Title/Year: 2nd Runner Up Miss International 2019 Pageant System: Miss International Age: 24 Zodiac sign: Aries Hobbies: reading and watching inspirational stories, adventuring Platform: empowering women in entrepreneurship Years competed: 2019 Countries visited: Japan Likes: Inspiring young girls Dislikes: Disrespect Status: Single World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I graduated with a bachelors degree in entrepreneurship and small business management at Makerere University business school. I love talking/inspiring young people. Generous and optimistic. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? Women empowerment starts with self confidence, self respect and independence, therefore to me women empowerment is the ability to give a woman power and control over their own lives to be able to make strategic choices. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. I joined pageants in 2016 and contested for miss Uganda where I was crowned miss beach beauty and finalized in the top 5. In 2019 I auditioned for Miss International Uganda, and hence became the reigning queen and represented Uganda in Miss International which is hosted in Japan where I was crowned 2nd runner up Miss International and best in swimsuit. World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? The desire to inspire many young girls to love and believe in themselves inspired me. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? As a degree holder in entrepreneurship, I saw Miss International as the best platform for me to empower women in entrepreneurship to share with them business skills and provide resources hence providing employment opportunities to women and young girls . World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? Miss International follows a glam system which looks at 70% beauty and 30% on community service. It works in partnership with United Nations Association of Uganda and Ashinaga together with the some kingdoms in Uganda like the Buganda kingdom. World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? We are judged according to poise, personality and performance during the competition and on the final day. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. I experienced great sisterhood with the rest or the girls and I got to learn different cultures through interacting with my pageant sisters. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. My platform is about entrepreneurial empowerment among women which focuses on skilling and providing young women with resources to startup small businesses for themselves. World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? I have worked with Ashinaga Uganda so have been invited to talk to young children, I have visited the Buganda kingdom, I have been hosted on various tv stations for example nbs, Ntv, UBC and many others. World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? I have been appointed as the entrepreneurial Ambassador under United Nations Association of Uganda . The tourism ambassador of japan in Uganda. The tourism ambassador of the Nabagekereka foundation under Ugandans in North America Association(UNAA). Working on a partnership with the Buganda kingdom in the tourism sector. World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? Believing in myself and in possibilities, being ambitious,focused and determined on accomplishing my goals. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. It was the best moment of my life , that’s the moment I thought about my family then my fellow Ugandans and I could-not stop myself from crying in disbelief. There’s definitely no moment compared to that in my life. World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? When I think of a beauty queen I think of “an example” I believe a beauty queen should be an example to everyone in society because it’s not only staying beautiful But also sharing beautiful thoughts and representing the rest of the world. World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Pageants have enabled me to fulfill my dream to inspire young girls in society. Have also got exposure, Met very influential people around the world . They have boosted my confidence and acquired many skills like communication skills among others . World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? Have got to believe in my abilities more than ever. Have got to appreciate and accept everything about my body . Pageants have also taught me how to keep my body in shape and healthy. World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? It’s a dream come true, it’s a blessing and it feels good inspiring other girls , sharing ideas and knowledge with them . World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? I love being myself, having fun on the stage because it’s an opportunity that does not come every day , therefore I focus on enjoying myself, smile like I always do and speak out what I believe. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? First I believed in myself so much ,and I watched pageant coaches together with the previous competitions in order to gather enough information about pageants and what judges usually look for. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Holding you head high, keep the body straight, shoulders slightly back and the hips forward then keep it really relaxed and have fun while walking. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? Comfortability, one has to consider a dress that makes her very comfortable on stage, then also consider a color that best compliments your body . World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? Look your best, go straight to the answer and let be understandable, keep the smile on and stay relaxed. Look at the interviewer straight in their eyes , it’s a sign of honesty and confidence in what your saying. World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? Honestly I think there’s nothing I wish I could redo , because I did all I could do and it got me a win. World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? Comparing themselves with other girls which lows down their confidence levels . And some girls turn a contest into war hence hating on other girls which should be other wise because I believe in sisterhood. World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? Yes I have modeling experience of 4 years. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen? Working well with all my endorsements and carrying on with my platform to empower young women in entrepreneurship. World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I want to be remembered as a queen who played a great role in women economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. National Director: Monica Akech Pageant website:www.missinternationaluganda.com
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Evelyn Namatovu Kironde 2nd Runner Up Miss International 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine,
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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