Pamela Uba is officially Miss Ireland 2021!
According to The New York Daily News, Uba received a medical-science degree in Galway, Ireland, and is reportedly completing her master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin.
The new Miss Ireland is the eldest of six siblings and a former asylum seeker that came to Ireland from South Africa when she was just 7-years-old.
Pamela Uba is the first Black woman to win the Miss World Ireland Organization pageant and the 2nd Black woman to represent Ireland in an international pageant. In 2019, Miss Universe Ireland crowned the 1st Black representative from Ireland, Fionnghuala O'Reilly, People reports. O'Reilly is a NASA Datanaut and a correspondent on CBS's Mission Unstoppable.
Uba is headed to Puerto Rico in December to represent Ireland at the 70th Miss World competition.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story misstated that Pamela Uba was the first Black woman to represent Ireland in an international stage. Uba is the second Black woman to represent Ireland in an international pageant; Fionnghuala O'Reilly was the first. BET.com apologizes for this error.
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