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Mr and Miss IUEA beauty contest finally returns after 3 years

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A total of 21 students of the International University of East Africa (IUEA) have auditioned to compete for the titles of Mr. and Miss IUEA, slated for Friday November 18th, 2022.

The Mr. and Miss IUEA beauty contest was last held in 2019, when Queen Maria Nakiranda and Ssemujju Benjamin clinched the crowns.

The two stood out as favourites in the Mr. and Miss IUEA 2019/2020 pageant from a pool of 43 contestants, both male and female. Since then, the annual beauty contest was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three years down the road, IUEA is set for yet another fanfare event to crown its next Queen and King.


During the audition on October 28th, 2022, the contestants showed determination towards the competition as they modelled and showcased their talents. Singing and dancing were the top talents we witnessed.


Among the judges were former Miss IUEA Maria Nakiranda(2019), former Mr. IUEA, Mwesigwa Joseph(2018), Mr. Cavendish, Lumbu Gaspard(2019) and top Ugandan commercial model, Ssenyonga Joseph.

Students from different nationalities auditioned and vowed to take the crown. Among them is the current Miss University Africa IUEA, Esther Furaha. 

As it is the norm, the participants are expected to showcase the following during the grand finale: cultural wear, casual wear, swim wear, creative wear, official wear, dinner wear, a talent to showcase and general knowledge to answer the judges’ questions.

The grand finale will take place on November 18th, 2022, in the main auditorium, and the winners will walk away with a full IUEA scholarship, among other surprises.

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