A Nigerian lady identified as Pamela Ashley Uba is being celebrated on social media platforms after being crowned Miss Ireland 2021.
The 26-year-old medical scientist recently became the first black winner of Miss Ireland pageant, breaking a 74-year-old jinx.
The beautiful lady hails from Anambra State, but was born in South Africa in 1995. She, however, left South Africa for Ireland as an asylum seeker, when she was seven, according to Irish Times.
Uba’s journey into pageantry began in March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and she emerged as Miss Galway, even without any prior modeling experience.
With her recent win as Miss Ireland, she would be representing the country in the 70th Miss World Competition, scheduled to hold in December 2021.
Nigerians on social media took to their various accounts to congratulate the young lady on the historic feat.
@AfamDeluxo wrote; 26 year old medical scientist, Pamela Ashley Uba, was recently crowned Miss Ireland 2021.
She is the FIRST black woman to win it since the contest started 74 years ago.
She is from Anambra State & PROUDLY Onye Igbo.
Asa ka ibe ya, ndewo & congratulations. @Pamela_Uba
@AtyAdejo; If na beauty contest, Igbo girls have dominated since 1759. No contest
@OmobaObi; Congratulations dear. Thanks be to God.
@nonsookongwu1; Congrats @Pamela_Uba Greater heights!!!
@oldcontrary; Igbo Women Supremacy Case No.20^(21)
Chukwujekwu48; Anambra blood …all that we do we carry first once more congrats
@uyi_clement; @Pamela_Uba Congrats….more wins
@Nzenwa14; Nwa Eze adighi efu na mba.
@ndu_kwe; Igbo Amaka !!!!