Happiness Kabatesi Hayton is reportedly confident to win the title Miss East Africa/ UK 2010, in the contests slated for July 3 at Central Hall Westminster, London.
In an interview with The New Times, Kabatesi said that she will win the title because she has all the criteria required for one to become the title holder for Miss East Africa/UK.
“My confidence is based on my fans, who admire my personality, catwalk, knowledge and the determination,” said Kabatesi.
The 22-year old is pursuing her studies from Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland—she is also a member of the ‘Passionate Warriors’, a Rwandan cultural dance troupe based in Paisley, Scotland that supports and funds education for underprivileged children in Rwanda.
The Mr. and Miss East Africa UK project is aimed at helping young East Africans to become successful in their ambitions through providing support to start business and charities within East Africa.
Countries represented in the contest are Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti.
The event is predicted to be one of the biggest with contestants not only showcasing beauty and philanthropy but their entrepreneurial skills as well.
The pageants which will be judged by a panel of 10 successful entrepreneurs with a split decision from the live audience also aim to bring East Africans in the UK together to socialize and network.
Winners of Mr. /Miss East Africa UK will walk away with cash prizes to assist them with their business ventures.