Organizers of Miss Universe Bahrain have confirmed that the next beauty queen will be crowned on August 26, with the winner’s name to be revealed to the public during the show’s broadcast on September 11.
The current titleholder, Manar Nadeem Deyani, who made history last year by being the first woman from her country to participate in the world championship, will receive her crown in a glittering gala, the location of which was not disclosed.
In June, Miss Universe Bahrain announced that it is accepting applications for this year’s pageant, inviting aspiring beauty queens aged between 18 and 28, who are single and who hold a Bahraini passport. affect.
“Last year, we made history as after 70 years we sent the first contestant from the GCC to the Miss Universe pageant,” Josh Yugen, chief executive of the Yugen Group and country director of Miss Universe Bahrain told Country.
“Miss Universe Bahrain also made history as the first woman to wear a burkini during the swimsuit competition. She is also the shortest contestant, as we want to break the stereotypes of what a beauty queen should be.
“And this year, we want to continue to make history by continuing the assets against the stigma of the page industry. With the Yugen Group, the Council, our famous and VVIP judges, we want to crown a winner with an incomparable purpose, with a strong character and a radiant beauty that radiates from within. It is a powerful spirit that can invite the whole world.”
The segments at the upcoming Miss Universe Bahrain will include an activewear round, an evening gown round and a Q&A round for the finalists.
Deyani, a designer who lives in Dubai, earlier said she wanted aspiring candidates to know that it’s not their looks that will set them apart, but the “strength within”.
“Miss Universe has never been about physical beauty,” she said. “If you are a Miss Universe fan, you have to find your reason. Develop your confidence and identify the important messages you want to advocate for. It is also important to take care of your mental health because sometimes you can It’s hard with everyone watching. But you need to find your strength within and find your voice.”
Last week, the international Miss Universe pageant made history by implementing one of the biggest legal changes in its 70-year history, by admitting married women and mothers.
In an internal memo seen by CountryThe organization said that the new changes will come into effect from the 72nd page, which will take place next year.
The preliminary rounds for the 71st Miss Universe have already taken place. More than 35 countries, from the UK to Ukraine and Guatemala to Ghana, have named their representatives, with many more to be announced in the summer months.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu beat 79 other contestants to win the Miss Universe crown last year at the grand finale hosted in Israel in December. The date and location for this year’s pageant is expected to be revealed in a few weeks.
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Update: August 09, 2022, 1:39 PM