Sicilian blood flows in the veins of Little Miss Uganda. Michela Amato, 11, is the beauty queen crowned in Kampala, the capital of the East African state. Her father, Enzo Amato, is originally from Catania, while her mother is Ugandan. Yesterday was a day of celebrations for all the family and friends of the little Miss, in the presence, among others, of the Italian ambassador in Kampala, Massimiliano Mazzanti. A solemn ceremony to celebrate the prestigious title earned by Michela Amato, a lively and brilliant girl who has a name and a surname that recall her Sicilian origins.
But the prevailing somatic traits are those of the mother: curly hair, an enchanting smile and two large and deep eyes that won over the voters, beating the other 37 girls in the race to take over the coveted beauty band. «But what was awarded – explains Michela’s father, reached by telephone – was not only her physical appearance, but also her talent and her personality. He paraded with clothes that she made herself, also showing off her creativity ».
In fact, the girl took home two bands, in addition to the crown of Little Miss Uganda. It is an annual competition that seeks to give a face to Ugandan girls by involving talented young girls who reveal their passion for promoting their country both locally and internationally. But little Michela’s secret dream is to study, succeed and help the children of Africa. “She attends the American international school – her father said – and when she grows up she would like to continue studying to become a doctor or social worker to help poor and orphaned children who live here”. Michela lives in Kampala with her father, mother and a younger brother, seven-year-old Antonio. Enzo arrived in Uganda in 2002 where he manages an aluminum processing company, ItalAluminium and has integrated perfectly.
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