Grace Nyakaana, Miss Tourism Tooro region, is leading the race for the national Miss Popularity slot ahead of the main crown.
Nyakaana scooped the crown in July at an event held at Mountains of the Moon hotel in Fort Portal becoming the third tourism ambassador for Tooro region since the regional preliminaries started three years ago.
She also won Miss Photogenic and Miss Social Media categories.
Christine Kajumba and Gorret Peace Kobusinge were first and second runner-up respectively while crowd favourite Shamim Kabahenda was crowned Miss Talent.
Kobusinge also won the Miss Culture category.
Nyakaana is now representing Tooro for the National honours and faces winners from other regions like Karamoja, Rwenzori and West Nile, etc.
She is now in the lead to win Miss Tourism Uganda Miss Popularity ahead of the main crown with 2,739 votes.
“If we vote for her and she keeps the lead, she will first of all bring the Popularity crown home as we await the finale.
Let’s do this again please till 30th September 12 days to go,” said her supporters who are spearheading a campaign dubbed #TooroKokasemera.
The grand finale will take place on September 30, 2016 at Kampala Serena hotel.
Fusion band, singers Maurice Kirya and Sandra Suubi will perform at the event.