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Miss Ireland Pamela Uba sets her sights on acting role ahead of Miss World final

The Mayo model is set to return to Puerto Rico for the grand finale in March
Miss Ireland Pamela Uba pictured in Peutro Rico representing Ireland at Miss World. Picture courtesy of Miss Ireland Org

Miss Ireland Pamela Uba pictured in Peutro Rico representing Ireland at Miss World. Picture courtesy of Miss Ireland Org

Clodagh Meaney

Miss Ireland Pamela Uba has set her sights on an acting role ahead of the Miss World final.

The South-African born scientist can sing and model, and now she is set to become a triple threat.

Speaking to sundayworld.com about her plans for 2022, the 27-year-old revealed she plans on trying her hand at acting.

“I might delve into a little bit of acting.

“I’ve taken up an acting class… just to try everything!”

“I just wanted to be able to do something different. I’m already a model and I can sing, so acting compliments that environment well. So I said ‘why not give it a try?’

“It’s something fun and new to do, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Pamela travelled to Puerto Rico to represent Ireland in the Miss World competition last December, however due to Covid-19 the event was postponed until March.

“It was very sudden, I suppose we were all excited for this big final, we had worked really hard and it was cancelled on the day of the final,” she said.

“We had to take into account the girls safety, and the general public who were coming to the show so we decided it was the best move.”

Pamela Uba, who was crowned Miss Ireland 2021, works as a medical scientist at Galway University Hospital. Photo: PIP

Pamela Uba, who was crowned Miss Ireland 2021, works as a medical scientist at Galway University Hospital. Photo: PIP

However, Pamela said she is looking on the bright side as now she gets to visit Puerto Rico again.

“We get to go again in March, so I look at it as a glass half full because now I get to go twice.”

As Miss Ireland is set to celebrate their the 75th Diamond Jubilee, the search is on for the next person to take the crown.

“If it's something that you want to do, you should just go for it,” Pamela said.

“It’s been one of the best experiences of my life. It gave me so much confidence. I could see it in myself, my friends and my family could see it.”

Pamela Uba at work in the lab

Pamela Uba at work in the lab

“I evolved so much as a person. I knew who I was. I was out there doing stuff that made me happy and I was helping people along the way. It’s been so enriching!”

Her best advice for taking part in the competition is to just be yourself.

“With Miss World, and Miss Ireland, it’s not something you can ever really be ready for. All you can do is be yourself.”

“Things are just thrown at you… you don’t know how to prepare for that. You just have to be yourself and give your honest opinions on things.”

“Personality is the thing that shines through in the competition,” she said, explaining that everyone has their own unique dazzle to bring to the table.

Everyone has an extra unique dazzle they bring to the show.

“You can’t fake it, you have to be yourself in these competitions,” she said.

Working as a medical scientist at University Hospital Galway, Pamela is busy juggling her job with preparing for the Miss World competition.

As well as this she is currently writing a children’s book and is an ambassador for Dídean, a social enterprise that provides alternative housing for residents in Direct Provision.


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