Pamela Ashley Uba or Pamela Uba is a model and scientist from Ireland. She was raised in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. She is representing Ireland in the Miss World 2021 beauty contest as Miss Ireland 2021. Uba is the first black lady to win Miss Ireland in the 74 years history of the pageant and representing Ireland in the Miss World pageant.
Uba was crowned by three previous winners of the pageant Lauren McDonagh, Aoife O Sullivan, and Rebecca Maguire. Though Uba received great support in Ireland but she’s also been subjected to some racist comments.
Pamela Uba was born in South Africa in 1995 to Nigerian parents. When she was seven years old, she moved from Johannesburg to Ireland with her family as an asylum seeker.
Uba and her family remained in direct provision for ten years before gaining an Irish Passport. She has since raised funds for the direct provision educational support for children. She is even very vocal about removing the Direct Provision system in Ireland.
Uba, like any African, enjoys football and has previously played Gaelic football as a center-back. She is a supporter of the Gaelic Athletic Association and her home county of Mayo.
Uba received her undergraduate degree in medical science from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology before going on to obtain her Master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin. She works as a medical scientist at Galway University Hospital.
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Uba is the eldest of six siblings, and she has stated that she is “extremely happy” to be an Irish citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in medical science from Galway University and a master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in medical science from Galway University and a master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin.
Uba’s pageant career began in March 2020, during the COVID-19 epidemic, and she emerged as Miss Galway despite having no prior modeling experience.