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Saudi Arabia to Make Historic Debut in Miss Universe Pageant

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In a groundbreaking move, Saudi Arabia is poised to step onto the global stage of beauty pageants with its inaugural participation in the esteemed Miss Universe competition.

The kingdom’s entry signals a momentous departure from its traditional stance on such events, marking a significant cultural shift.

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The announcement reverberated through social media platforms as Rumy Alqahtani, a seasoned beauty pageant contestant and influencer, revealed her selection as Saudi Arabia’s representative for the prestigious event.

Through a captivating Instagram post, Alqahtani showcased her elegance adorned in a strapless sequined gown, igniting excitement and anticipation among her vast following.

Alqahtani’s journey to the Miss Universe stage is underpinned by her remarkable achievements in the realm of pageantry. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in dentistry and fluency in multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic, she has garnered numerous accolades in the beauty pageant circuit.

Notable triumphs include being crowned Miss Saudi Arabia, Miss Middle East (Saudi Arabia), Miss Arab World Peace 2021, and Miss Woman (Saudi Arabia). Her recent participation in the Miss and Mrs Global Asian pageant in Malaysia further underscores her global presence and recognition.

The forthcoming Miss Universe competition, slated for September 18 in Mexico, promises to be a historic moment not only for Saudi Arabia but also for Iran, which will make its debut alongside the kingdom.

Last year’s pageant witnessed Miss Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios, clinching the coveted title, marking Nicaragua’s inaugural victory in the prestigious competition. Notably, the event garnered attention for its diverse representation, including two transgender contestants and the first plus-size contestant to reach the semi-finals.

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Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in the Miss Universe pageant symbolizes a progressive shift in the kingdom’s approach to beauty and cultural representation. Historically, Saudi Arabia has maintained conservative views on women’s participation in public events, including beauty pageants.

However, recent years have seen the nation embark on a path of social and cultural reforms under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including the lifting of the ban on women driving and the expansion of women’s rights.

As Saudi Arabia prepares to take its place on the global stage of beauty pageants, the participation of Alqahtani in the Miss Universe competition not only reflects her personal journey but also signifies a broader transformation within the kingdom.

With her poised demeanour, academic prowess, and international acclaim, Alqahtani embodies the evolving narrative of Saudi women embracing empowerment and breaking barriers on a global scale.

The world eagerly awaits the momentous debut of Saudi Arabia in the Miss Universe pageant, as it marks a milestone in the kingdom’s journey towards greater inclusivity, diversity, and cultural exchange on the global stage.

 

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