Miss Universe Bahrain Makes Powerful Statement with Burkini

  • Publish date: Thursday، 12 January 2023
Miss Universe Bahrain Makes Powerful Statement with Burkini
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Miss Bahrain Evlin Khalifa turned heads during the swimsuit round of Miss Universe on Wednesday night as she walked on stage with a trendy burkini. 

As a powerful message, the pink burkini had "Arab Women should be represented. Muslim women can also become Miss Universe" written on it's cape. The word 'equality' in Arabic was also featured on the cape.

The Bahraini national has previously stated that all her looks will be modest as a representation of her culture.

Khalifa, who was crowned Miss Bahrain 2022 in September, is the second Bahraini woman to take part in the pageant after Manar Nadeem Deyani who made history by becoming the first woman from Bahrain to compete and walk the swimsuit round in a fully covered flowing activewear outfit.

For the evening gown competition, Khalifa wore a glittery silver dress, complete with a head covering, by Dubai-based Filipino designer Furne One.

Delegates from 86 countries are taking part in the global competition in New Orleans, now in its 71st year, which will crown the 2022 winner on Saturday night. The annual pageant was postponed last year to avoid clashing with the Fifa World Cup.