Miss Universe 2019

Shela flies to USA

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:00, Nov 29,2019


Shirin Akhter Shela rehearses for Miss Universe 2019. — press release

Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019 Shirin Akhter Shela has left Dhaka for the USA on November 28 to participate in the 68th edition of the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Universe 2019 will be held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.

Women from more than 90 countries will compete for the crown of Miss Universe.

Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray from the Philippines, will crown the new Miss Universe at the end of the programme.

Bangladesh is participating in Miss Universe for the first time.

Shirin Akhter Shela will present a folk dance at the pageant. Besides, she will don a red jamdani sari and walk with a colourful rickshaw hood over her head depicting colours of national flag of Bangladesh and Pahela Baishakh celebrations.

Her attire aims to promote rickshaw, which is a eco-friendly transport, and Bangladeshi hand loom woven jamdani sari in the international arena.

Shela, who hails from from Thakurgaon district, was born on January 1 in 1999. She is a 3rd year student of department of Physics at University of Dhaka.

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