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Muslim Beauty queen defies stereotypes,to wear hijab at finale

LONDON: A 29-year-old student set to become the first to walk down the Miss England catwalk in a hijab. Sara Iftekhar, who studies law at the University of Huddersfield, is in the running to become Miss England - hoping to win the crown at Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, next week. Iftekhar has said she can't even comprehend how 'amazing' it is to have come this far in the competition. Back in July, she shared a selfie with a trophy on her Instagram account, writing: "Wowwwwwww!!!! I can't even comprehend how amazing…

First Hijab wearing Muslim battle to become Miss England

LONDON: The competition of Miss England 2108 is about to culminate with an unexpected contestant this year. Maria Mahmood became the first-ever hijab wearing Muslim to contest the competition. The 20-year-old beauty queen who has made it to the semi-finals is hoping to reach the finals. If Maria wins Miss England, she will go on to compete in Miss World. Prior to this, a Muslim contestant has won the title but no contestant has ever competed wearing a hijab. Maria is from Birmingham and a psychology student…