Pamela “Pam” Uba, South African expat, has made history as the very first Black lady to crown Miss Ireland in Cavan, Ireland.
‘Color is not something that holds you back’
Pam Uba was born in South Africa and the medical scientist has won the contest that has run since 1947. The 26-year-old also works part-time as a model and she works on the frontline in the pandemic.
The contest winner said she feels grateful as she can show that color is not something to hold them back. Uba said,
“It means so much to me. I am so grateful I can show girls that color is not something that holds you back and it doesn’t matter where you come from, the world is your oyster.”
Moreover, she will be Ireland’s representative at the 70th Miss World pageant in the upcoming December. It will happen at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida will represent the country at the pageant.
Pamela Uba is an SA Expat
The Sa-born scientist moved to Ireland with her family when she was 7. As per The Irish Times, she is from Johannesburg, Gauteng and transferred to Ireland as an asylum seeker.
“I remember thinking it was strange that I couldn’t hear a g.u.n.s.h.o.t when I arrived. I cried when I got my Irish passport,” continued Uba.
FYI, she is the eldest child of six siblings and is a “proud” Irish citizen. Initially, she lived in cities including Dublin before settling down in County Mayo’s Ballyhaunis town. She has lived there for 10 years with her siblings and mom.
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