Miss Tourism Karamoja Emily Ayen has been crowned second runner up at the Miss Heritage Global pageant.
The event happened over the weekend in Accra Ghana, were the beauty queen from Karamoja – also the first runner up Miss Tourism Uganda 2018-2019 – managed to defeat 52 other contestants to win $3,000 (Shs11m).
Miss Tourism Lativia Alisa Miskovska was crowned Miss Heritage Global while and Miss Tourism Ghana Eugenia Abotsi came in as first runner up.
The set grand prize for the pageant was $10,000 (Shs37m).
Abotsi received USD 3,000. Other prizes included attending some international Fora and ambassadorial visits to some participating countries.
Vietnam will host next year’s pageant.
Heritage Global Pageant aims at bringing together culture ambassadors from around the world. This time round, the ambassadors spent 10 days in Ghana while visiting sites that shape the West African Country’s heritage and culture.
Founded in 2013, Miss Heritage Global aims at promoting the preservation of global heritage and to create an environment of culture sharing to inspire tolerance for one another as more and more communities around the world become more culturally diverse.
And through her social media platform, Ayen said she would unite with her fellow queens in diversity, to ‘celebrate cultural diversity and heritage’.
“Thank you all for the support through the journey of Miss Heritage Global, I was able to make it to 2nd runner up,” she said.
Ayen came second after Margaret Kankwanzi who was crowned as Miss Tourism Uganda 2018-2019, Kankwanzi represented Uganda at the 21st edition of Miss Tourism International World last year and she only made it to the round of 16.