Miss Ireland Pamela Uba has boarded a flight to Puerto Rico for next week’s Miss World pageant.
On Instagram, she shared a photo wearing a white dress where she posed waving a tricolor scarf while wearing a scarf to the exam.
“Ireland, we are going to Puerto Rico,” she wrote.
“After 3 months, it is time for me to once again have the honor of representing our Emerald Island.”
“I am so excited to be reunited with my miss world family, even though we weren’t there, I have each and every one of my sisters in my heart. I promise to keep you guys updated on all my activities throughout this incredible journey.”
“We’ve made history before and with all of your support, I know we can do it again.”
The event, scheduled for December, has been postponed for three months until March 16 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“The Miss World pageant has been postponed due to the situation of Covid, cases of Covid,” she said in a statement last year.
“We just want to protect everyone to make sure everyone gets home safely for Christmas, all the staff, all the contestants, and the Puerto Rican public at large.”
“Unfortunately, this is how things work out.”
“We’re in very weird times right now so we just have to roll with the punches,” she added.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone, one of you has supported me. I’ve seen all of your messages, thank you for all the love you’ve given me.”
“Hopefully we’ll be back in 90 days so we can continue the final and prove ourselves on the Miss World Stage.”
Speaking to sundayworld.com about the January postponement, Pamela said it was very sudden.
“I think we were all very excited for this big final, we worked really hard and it was canceled on the day of the final.”
“We had to take into account the safety of the girls and the public who came to see the show so we decided it was the best move.”
Discussing her further plans for 2022, the 27-year-old revealed she plans to try her hand at acting.
“I can dive into acting a little bit.”
“I took an acting class…just to try everything!
“I just wanted to be able to do something different. I’m already a model and I can sing, so the acting compliments that environment well. So I said ‘why not try?’
“It’s something fun and new to do, so we’ll see how it goes.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/miss-ireland-pamela-uba-jets-off-to-puerto-rico-for-miss-world-competition-41434611.html Miss Ireland Pamela Uba leaves for Puerto Rico to compete in Miss World