On Friday, Uganda will have a fresh beauty queen to fit in the very big shoes that Quinn Abenakyo is leaving behind. Whenever we get a beauty queen, she takes most of the lime light and we sadly almost forget the wonderful personalities and beauty queens that miss the big crown.
Patience Martha Aheebwa, a graduand in waiting at Makerere University was the second runner up in last year’s pageant. She is our Woman Crush today because unlike her predecessors, she refused to let the narrow chance to take the full crown define her.
Beauty pageants have not been a new thing to her. As a student in high school, Aheebwa was the Mirinda Miss Teen and since then, she has not looked back. Last year she was also the Miss Western Uganda and represented beauty queens from that region.
She used her crown as second runner up to champion charity in Western Uganda especially girls’ education and well being where she spearheaded outreach sessions to schools in the region and inspired young girls to stay in school if they’re to ever make themselves some gainful purpose on this competitive earth.
At the moment, she is among the panel of judges that are traversing the country in search of this year’s Miss Teen and she didn’t leave her inspiration figure behind. As a former Miss Teen herself, Aheebwa seeks to ensure that the teenage pageant is able to shape young bright girls that will later represent the nation in future beauty pageants.
At only 20 years, Aheebwa has inspired girls younger and older than her without any discrimination. Her Instagram handle is @_patiencemartha. Load MTN Pulse data bundles by dialling *157# and connect with her on this journey of transformation of the girl child.