Gloria Alelle, 24 year, from Ablebtong district, was crowned Miss Tourism Northern Uganda on July 27 at Smiling Panda Bar and Restaurant in Gulu. Not only did her beaming smile, and ravishing natural beauty convinced the judges beyond reasonable doubt, Alelle also articulately answered all the questions about the Pearl of Africa.
The Makerere graduate managed to beat 10 contestants and will be representing her region in the grand finale in Kampala in October. Beyond the beauty and white bright smile is a story worth telling.
“I come from a family of 5 girls and am the last born. I lost both my parents at an early age and was brought up with by auntie in Entebbe and sister in Lira,” Alelle narrates to Campus Bee.
She attended Namatte Primary School in Entebbe and Dara Christian High school in Lira before travelling to the United Kingdom in her senior two. “left the country for UK under the organization called Fields of Life. When I got back I joined Grace High School in Gayaza where I finished my high school level,” tells this youth-led website about her studies.
Alelle then joined Makerere University for a Bachelors degree in community psychology. Which she completed and immediately started working with Shea Butter Uganda as their face and employee till to date.
The black beauty queen says that her goal has always been to make a positive difference in people’s lives. “So every chance I get I do exactly that. That’s why I got into the contest, because I think I can use my position and influence to make tourism in Uganda better. Tourism has a lot of effects even for the ordinary Ugandan like creating employment for those directly involved and also creating market for locally produced artifacts,” she shared. Alelle is hopeful she’ll take the overall national crown and sell Uganda to the world. We wish her nothing but the best.