Sunday Omony was born in Kitgum, northern Uganda. Her family migrated to Canada in 1991. Through life altering situations Sunday has persevered to become a talented plus-size model and host. She is a vivacious woman, standing at 5 feet, nine inches. Her glowing and infectious personality has contributed to her success.
She modelled and wrote for the book All Kids Have Dreams by Aspen. In 2004 she founded a non-profit organization to empower youth. She was recognized by the University of Calgary for her work in the community. Sunday continues to partner with organizations promoting peace and human rights. In the future she hopes to become a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR and much more.
Acholi Times: What led you to become a entertainer /comedian/ model?
Sunday: I was told by a modelling agent when I was 16 years old that I could be a model. I started modelling in 2004. I’m now a represented plus-size model. I started doing print work then began modelling in fashion shows. I got involved in comedy because I love to have a good laugh and make others laugh. Fashion is also another passion of mine. I love wearing different styles of clothes and getting dressed up to go out. Fashion is always changing and that’s what excites me.
Acholi Times: To date, what is your greatest memory as it pertains to your career? Why?
Acholi Times: Describe how your upbringing/heritage has lent to who you are today
Sunday: I grew up in a strict conservative African home surrounded by Canadian culture. We spoke my mother tongue at home, ate our traditional dishes and were active members in the Ugandan community. I embrace my culture and appreciate how my parents raised me. I think I turned out pretty good...hehe.
Acholi Times: Beside English, how many languages do you speak and write?
Sunday: I speak Acholi. I can read it but I can’t write it YET... I’m working on it haha.
Acholi Times: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself - your education, interests etc
Sunday: Aside from doing modelling and comedy, I'm a community organizer and corporate woman. I graduated from the Oil and Gas Administration program in 2007 from CDI College. I’m working on completing my communications and culture degree at the University of Calgary. I love being with my family and friends. I enjoy watching indie films and travelling. I love art, culture, exotic foods and nature.
Acholi Times: What would people be surprised to know about you?
Sunday: People would be surprised to know that deep down inside me I’m actually a shy person. I become a little mouse sometimes around people I don’t know...hehe.
Acholi Times: What support have you received over your career? Who are your key supporters?
Sunday: I’ve received lots of support from my fans. I feel blessed to have very positive and kind people in my corner. I’m very grateful for their support and encouraging messages.
Acholi Times: You founded a non-profit organization in 2004 called Immigrant Youth Empowerment Society. Tell us more about it?
Sunday: The reason why I started Immigrant Youth Empowerment Society was because I was concerned about some of the youth in my community. I wanted to create a safe and supportive environment for diverse youth to connect. A place where teens can get help with their homework, meet new friends and be surrounded with positive role-models.
Acholi Times: Would you like to offer any advice to people wanting to go into the entertainment industry
Sunday: Be yourself and believe in your talents. Never pay an agency to represent you. Never give up in your dreams and keep pressing forward.
Acholi Times: What is on the pipe line?
Sunday: I have many projects coming up. It's very exciting. I'll be hosting the ALL AFROCANADA BEAUTY PAGENT 2010. I'm also organizing a fundraiser event later in the fall. Please check out my features in My Black Hair Salons Magazine, Zen Magazine and FabAfriq magazine.
Acholi Times: And finally what do you miss most from Uganda/acholiland
Sunday: I miss the fresh organic food, the lovely weather, rich culture and the beautiful people.
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