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2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman

2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
First since 1972 beauty pageant in Iraq. 2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman

2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
In fact, the last time the Miss Iraq competition took place in 1972, when the country was stable and prosperous… And this time, the event happened on December 18, 2015. Crowned Miss Iraq, 20-year-old green-eyed Shaymaa Abdelrahman (Shaymaa Qasim) is happy to become the most beautiful girl in Baghdad. Native of Kirkuk, Shaymaa has certainly entered the history, as the First Miss Iraq since 1972. “I am very happy that Iraq is moving forward,” – said the winner. According to her, thanks to the competition, many Iraqis today have a smile on their faces. In addition, contest organizers have tried to make it close to the standards of Miss World and Miss Universe, because the winner will have to represent Iraq in international competitions. However, some details reminded that the action takes place in Iraq. In particular, the beauties participating in the contest, wear long dresses (below the knee), and at the door stand guards with the Kalashnikov.

2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Beautiful Shaymaa Abdelrahman

According to Reuters, the organizers scheduled the final for October 1 in Basra, rich port city in the south. Besides, the wars of the last decades less affected this city. However, it was postponed because of the accusations against the organizers of “Masonry” and death threats to participants of the Sunni community. As a result, fearing for their life, even before the finals two girls declined their further participation.

Candidates for Miss Iraq beauty pageant 2015, standing in front of the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon
Candidates for Miss Iraq beauty pageant 2015, standing in front of the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon

Nevertheless, the contest drew dozens of beautiful women from all over Iraq, including Mosul, captured by gunmen of “Islamic state.”

Noteworthy, the first and last representative of Iraq participated in the contest “Miss Universe” in 1972. However, the Muslim community denounced the competition, calling it “Satanic.” And after that, the native of Iraq did not participate in such competitions.

According to fashion designer Senan Kamel, one of the organizers and the judges of the contest “Miss Iraq”, much effort was made to adapt the rules of competition to the norms of religious morality. For example, organizers refused the catwalk in swimsuits. At the same time, the hijab or veil closing the faces of the girls on the podium was banned.

2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman

2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Shaymaa Abdelrahman crowned Miss Iraq 2015
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq participants during the final round of judging, December 18, 2015, Baghdad
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq participants during the final round of judging, December 18, 2015, Baghdad
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Blonde beauty pageant contestant
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Candidates for Miss Iraq beauty pageant 2015, standing in front of the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon. Image source theguardian
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Candidates for Miss Iraq beauty pageant 2015, standing in front of the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Candidates for Miss Iraq beauty pageant 2015, standing in front of the Ishtar Gate at the ancient archaeological site of Babylon
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq 2015 finalists
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq beauty 2015 contestants planting roses in the garden of the ancient archaeological site of Babylon on December 17, 2015
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq participants during the final round of judging, December 18, 2015, Baghdad
2015 Miss Iraq Shaymaa Abdelrahman
Miss Iraq participants during the final round of judging, December 18, 2015, Baghdad

sources:
theguardian.com
news.yahoo.com

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