The first black woman representing Ireland at Miss World is hoping “to make the country proud” ahead of the final tonight in Puerto Rico.
Pamela Uba was crowned Miss Ireland back in September and has jetted off to the big competition.
Speaking to RTÉ from the show, the medical scientist from Galway said: “It’s been an incredible journey. We have done so much – from talent, sport and visiting amazing places in Puerto Rico.
The first black woman to represent Ireland at Miss World says she hopes "to make the country proud" in the tonight's final in Puerto Rico. Pamela Uba, a medical scientist from Galway, came to Ireland from South Africa in 2004 and lived in Direct Provision for ten years. pic.twitter.com/6dHk8cCItM
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) December 16, 2021
“I feel so much love and support and I am ready to do this. I am going to do my best and hope to make Ireland proud.”
Pamela hopes to become a role model for a more diverse Ireland, dreaming to inspire young black girls and sending out the message that they can achieve anything they set their minds to
She told RTÉ earlier this year: “I’m so proud to say that as a black woman I’ve paved the way for others who will come after me. I want children that look up to me and look at my life and see where I have come and know that they can get there too.”