140 register for Miss Curvy Uganda contest

In an interview on Friday, Ms Anne Mungoma, the chief executive officer of Miss Curvy Uganda, said she was surprised by the uproar over the announcement of the contest.

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In an interview on Friday, Ms Anne Mungoma, the chief executive officer of Miss Curvy Uganda, said she is surprised by the uproar over the announcement of the beauty contest.

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Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?” Mr Kiwanda wondered, pointing at “a sample” of beautiful women at the press conference yesterday.

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