Curvy Ugandan women named new tourist attraction

While unveiling the initiative in Kampala on Wednesday, State minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda, said a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ had been launched to select sexy curvaceous women.

~ Daily Nation

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