Miss World 2021 Top 40: Pamela Uba representing Ireland

04 Feb 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

The finale of Miss World 2021, the 70th edition of Miss World, will be held on 16th March 2022 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a recent announcement made by the Miss World organization, Top 40 delegates were selected to enter the final leg of the competition.

In a series of features, here are the forty delegates, in no particular order, (15 from the fast-track competitions and 25 through judges’ choice) who will fly to Puerto Rico for the coronation night. Pamela Uba representing Ireland has secured a spot in Top 40 by being one of the judges’ choice winners.



Pamela Uba is 26 years of age and stands 165 cm tall. Born in South Africa to Nigerian parents, Pamela grew up in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. Uba is the first black woman to win the Miss Ireland and represent Ireland at Miss World.

Uba earned her undergraduate degree in medical science at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, before graduating with a master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin. She works as a medical scientist at University Hospital Galway. Being from the medical background, Uba definitely has huge shoes to fill competing at Miss World.



After winning the Miss Ireland title, Uba was trollled and bullied online, but was also overwhelmed with the support of most people. For her Beauty with a Purpose project, Pamela ran a campaign called make education a superpower which not only encouraged young children to never give up on education but also provided 3 centers with iPads to help families with financial constraints to be able to continue with their studies during covid pandemic when most classes went online.

Take a look at the Beauty with a Purpose project of Pamela here –



Pamela also works as an ambassador for Variety - the children’s charity of Ireland and has helped raise funds for mobility trikes and educational equipment for children with special needs. She also started working with ‘Didean’, a social enterprise working in new ways to welcome migrant families into communities through giving them own door accommodations that are integrated into the community and staff support during initial months.

With her outstanding qualifications, her glorifying heritage, strong communication skills and her mesmerizing beauty, Pamela will definitely be a strong contender for the international crown. If she wins the crown for her country, she will not only be creating a strong legacy for black people in her country but also become the second delegate from Ireland to win Miss World.