She is beautiful and pulls the glam as one of Kampala's top celebrities. Zarinah Hassan famed by her showbiz name Zari, has been named one of judges at this year's Miss Uganda as the beauty pageant returns to the social calendar.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Miss Uganda Foundation, Brenda Nanyonjo, Zari is the perfect example of the national pageant's motto, 'Beauty with a Purpose'.
"She is not only a beautiful women but she has managed to achieve so much in her career as a business women while she is raising 5 children. We believe she will be an excellent judge for the pageant," Nanyonjo explains.
The Miss Uganda grand finale is slated for August 10th at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Zari draws part of her fame from her relationship with Tanzanian-born musical heartthrob, Diamond Platinumz.
The mother of five is also a fashion enthusiast and attracts a big following on social media, with fans in the region of five million. The annual 'White Party' she hosts at Guvnor in December, is one the most celebrated events on the Ugandan social calendar.
Talent Africa are events organiser of Miss Uganda and the company's CEO, Aly Allibhai says that they are really excited to have Zari as a part of the team for the Miss Uganda Pageant.
"She is a strong independent women who is an inspiration and role model to young women in Uganda. The things she has achieved are phenomenal, she has been though many hardships but she always find a way to bounce back and keep developing and building her personal brand to be one of Uganda's most celebrated personalities," he adds.
Nanyonjo adds that Zari has confirmed to be guest speaker at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities targeted to young girls organised by the Miss Uganda Foundation.
With almost two months to the event, organisers seem firm on bringing an unparalleled amount of show biz to this year's pageant. (NMG)