I am so grateful I can show girls that colour is not something that holds you back and it doesn’t matter where you come from, the world is your oyster.Pamela Uba
Source: Irish Times – Irish beauty pageant history was made at an outdoor ceremony in Cavan on Sunday night when Pamela Uba, a 26-year-old medical scientist, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss Ireland in a contest that has been running since 1947.
Uba is a part-time model who worked on the frontline during the pandemic. During the pandemic Uba was proud to work at Galway University Hospital, monitoring the inflammatory process in patients who contracted Covid-19. She came to Ireland as an asylum seeker from Johannesburg, in South Africa, when she was seven.
So did something really cool. Made a music video of the Amy Winehouse song Back to black along with some friends of mine but with a little twist of our own. Submitted this as part of my talent for Miss Ireland and so delighted by it. Hope you guys enjoy.Pamela Uba
Congratulations, Pamela! Good luck at the Miss World pageant in December in Puerto Rico!