‘I want to use my beauty for a purpose’ – Pamela Uba on her plans as Miss Ireland’s first black winner

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SA-born Pamela Uba won Miss Ireland 2021 after being crowned Miss Galway last year.
SA-born Pamela Uba won Miss Ireland 2021 after being crowned Miss Galway last year.
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She’s taking a lunch break from a 24-hour shift when Drum calls her for an interview.

Behind her are files, cabinets, the blueish hue of office lighting and not a hint of visible fatigue on her perfectly made-up face.

It takes a second for the paradox to resolve itself in the mind: the smiling, dazzling face on the computer screen, and what looks like a science office lab behind Pamela Uba.

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