Rebecca Kadaga, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, on September 20 launched the second edition of the Miss Curvy beauty contest.
The launch took place at Mosa Courts in Kampala.
Kadaga, who was accompanied by tourism state minister Martin Bahinduka and culture state minister Peace Mutuuzo, pledged to support the contest, saying it promotes Uganda.
“This year’s edition will include contestants from other African countries. Ugandans should stop disrespecting plus-size people because they are also human beings like the slim models,” she said during the press conference to launch the contest.
The contest will take place later in the year.
The last edition of the Miss Curvy contest was held in April 2019 amidst controversy.
Some activists labelled it as a body objectifying and shaming event.
On the other hand, others argued that the contest was meant to showcase Ugandan beauty in its full glory, by Ugandan standards and not those set in Europe and the U.S.
The outgoing Miss Curvy queen is Belinda Nansasi.
Kadaga has been on a roll, promoting Uganda.