The reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce Da Leone was on Thursday received by President Yoweri Museveni at his home in Rwakitura.
The Mexican beauty Queen is in the country, with the Miss World Team to attend the crowing of Miss Uganda 2019 on July 25 at Kampala Sheraton Hotel. She jetted into the country on Wednesday.
According to Captain Mike Mukula, Ponce promised Museveni that she will market the Pearl of Africa as a potential tourism destinations across the globe.
“HE President Museveni received Miss World Vanessa and Miss Africa in Rwakitura far this afternoon, she pledged to market Uganda globally in order to attract tourists to the country,” Mukula tweeted on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Ponce met with the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who took her to tour the famous Kigulu Hill in Buyende, Busoga region in order to boost the area’s local tourism sites.
Ponce was crowned Miss World 2018 at Sanya City Arena in China, after beating Uganda’s Quiin Abenakyo and three other finalists to win the world title.
Abenakyo who won hearts of many across the world was then crowned Miss World Africa as well as Miss World’s second runner-up in popular vote.