Miss Uganda and Miss World Africa, Quiin Abenakyo, has said she will always stand with the African girl child just like how media executive, actress and talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, has stood with the American girl-child.
She made the remarks while addressing her first press conference in Kampala Sheraton hotel on Thursday. She said she was excited about being crowned Miss World Africa.
“At 22, this is too much for me. It is still too much for me,” she stated.
She said she will inspire girls from across the country in order to help them achieve their future goals and curb early pregnancy.
“But this is not limited to the eastern region. I will inspire girls across the country,” she noted.
Abenakyo emphasized that, African girls should pick American TV personalities like Oprah Winfrey, top world singers like Rihanna and Lady Gaga, actresses and all sorts of celebrities who are miles away from them as their role models in order to become successful.
“You need to pick the right role models who are closer to home. The ones you can easily relate with. I’m here, I’m real and I have showed you what you can do if you pursue your dreams,” she stressed.
She went on: “I didn’t know this would happen to me. I used to watch it on TV.”
Quiin promised she would be the right role model to Ugandan girls who want to achieve their dreams in life.
Oprah Winfrey best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire.