Monday, 15 May 2017

Miss Universe GB

 Meet Muna Jama, the Muslim beauty queen from London who has won the right to take part in Miss Universe GB without having to wear a bikini.

Instead of having to bear all in a bikini, Jama will be able to compete in a kaftan at this year's Miss Universe after pushing the international pageant organisers to allow her to cover up.

After receiving a confirmation letter, two years ago, inviting her to take part in the UK's qualifier for Miss Universe, the beauty soon got cold feet about whether or not to go ahead because the swimsuit section goes against her religion.

 Knowing that she wouldn't be able to challenge the organisers or cover up, she withdrew from the competition.

Determined to try again, Jama decided to re-apply after making it through the UK finals, but this time she started campaigning the right to wear a kaftan.

"I wouldn't wear a bikini to the beach, so I'm not going to wear one in a competition to scorse points," said Jama.

After some negotiating with organisers, she was told that she could cover-up if she wanted to.

"These pageants are associated with beauty and modelling but over the years there has been a platform for other females using their platform differently," said Jama.

"It wasn't easy but I think it was the first time they have heard someone asking for it."

That just goes to show, that there's no harm in asking. If you don't ask, you don't get. And we're so here for Muna. All the best in the competition.

You go girl!

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