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Miss Ireland pageant crowns first black winner in 74 years

Pamela Uba (Photo by BBC News) 

For the first time in 74 years, the Miss Ireland beauty pageant crowned its first black winner.

Pamela Uba, 26, a medical scientist, said that “it feels amazing” to be the first black winner in Miss Ireland.

“I’m the first and it feels amazing – people are looking up to me and I never thought I’d be in that position,” said Uba, in a report by BBC News.

Uba, her parents and three siblings moved to Ireland from South Africa when she was seven years old.

“I’ve been a frontline worker since the pandemic started, and it’s been crazy. We had to do a lot to try to get in front of this wave that we were all expecting to come last year,” she told Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Uba will represent Ireland at the Miss World beauty pageant in Puerto Rico in December.

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