Sunday, July 29, 2007
Miss Uganda winner was known days before?
Hours before the Miss Uganda 2007 ceremony began at Serena Hotel on Saturday at 8 p.m., I rang a female friend whom I wanted to attend the pageant with and she told me she was no longer interested…
She mocked: “I can’t go for Miss Already Known…” meaning that she already knew the winner before the event.
“I have a cousin who is contesting and she called me and said they were just going to catwalk for exposure but Monica Kasyate is going to win,” she told me, “Mbu her mother bribed the organisers.”
And believe me, this friend of mine whose both names start with A, told me this story 10 hours before the event kick-started.
But maybe Kasyate was outstanding in the camp and so the other candidates just predicted right.
But then, I remember part of the audience also protested the judges’ decision by yelling “Aaah, cheats, it can’t be…”
Anyway, the reason why I decided not to write this before the contest is that I didn’t want to sabotage this contest which has been on and off and it is for the reason that I’m saying, I personally I’m convinced by the results.
Neither ugly nor beautiful is what Uganda wants but an intelligent, well-mannered and cultured woman and if Kasyate is that woman, then we better accept the results.
Actually, Solaya Zalwango and whoever helped her to organise this event deserve big kudos for such a magnificent yet brief and entertaining event.
Otherwise watch this space for my problems with the pageant.