Businesswoman wins Uganda’s first ‘Miss Curvy’ beauty contest

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Nasasi Belinda, a Ugandan businesswoman, has won the east African country's first-ever "Miss Curvy" beauty pageant, vowing to act as a role model for other women with "plus-size" figures. "I am going to be an inspiration," an overjoyed Belinda said after winning the title in Kampala late Friday, beating 24 other finalists for the grand prize. "Being plus-size is not a problem," she continued. "So be happy about yourself and make sure you don't quit. Just keep going." The pageant was part of a government campaign to attract tourists to the east African nation. But the campaign caused controversy in February when tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda suggested...

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