As the rest of Uganda sunk into nostalgic celebrations of the 2022 National Heroes day, life at YCI was full of excitement as the long awaited MR & MISS YMCA final showdown was held at the YMCA-Wandegeya Campus organised by the Students’ Guild. The nerve wrecking yet entertaining contest was held at the Basketball court under the theme ‘‘Intelligent &Beauty excellence.’’

This was the 7th time that the event has been organized and surely, all that happened was true evidence that such an ambience was not new to the folklore of the Institute. In a contest of close to 20 modeling contestants, the atmosphere was full of anxiety as to whom the highly coveted crown would finally be installed. All participants were continuing students of YMCA in different disciplines ranging from Certificate, Diploma & Degree level and from both Wandegeya and Buwambo campuses respectively.

The event was graced by the attendance of not only parents and well-wishers but by also the current Guild Executive led by the President and some YMCA staff members. Notwithstanding was the exciting line up of artists that rocked the stage notable of which included Jowie Lander, Gravity Omutujju, the Wembley Dance crew among others.

Despite the scorching heat from the sun, the ambitious yet beautiful ladies and handsome young men bravely took to the red carpet in search of the ultimate prize as they unleashed different fashions and vigor that turned the audience and judges alike in awe. This year’s competition begun with an online voting contest and as such, many of the contestants that had performed well were optimistic that their victory would only be confirmed at the Finale. Unfortunately, the final results were contrary to their expectations.

In a show of different fashions and cat walking technique, the contestants were as well judged on their intelligence through mind tickling questions and as such, one wasn’t only chosen because of his/her looks but also their reasoning. As the old adage goes… every battle, there is a winner and a loser, so was the event whereby NANDAGIRE CAROLINE, a Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management student from Wandegeya Campus emerged MISS YMCA 2022-2023.On the other hand, ROTA INNOCENT, a Motor vehicle Engineering student from Buwambo campus emerged MR YMCA 2022-2023.In addition to receiving the crown, each winner received an A3 SERIES 43 Inch LED Flat screen television set.

Other notable winners of the day were;

  1. Atuhaire Brenda, a student of Fashion & Design-1st Runner up & Miss Popularity 2022-2023
  2. Zalwango Hilary, a student of Business Administration-2nd Runner up & Miss Talent 2022-2023
  3. Birungi Mercy-Miss Creative 2022-2023
  4. Watasa Allan, a student of Electrical Engineering-1st Runner up.
  5. Ssenabulya Denis, a student of Fashion & Design –Mr. Popularity.

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