Miss Universe Bangladesh launched

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 08,2019 | Updated: 15:10, Sep 08,2019


Miss World Bangladesh organisers pose for a photo at the press conference. — New Age photo

The beauty pageant Miss Universe Bangladesh was officially launched through a press conference held at a city hotel in the capital on Saturday.

Miss Universe Bangladesh is a franchise of Miss Universe, the biggest beauty pageant contest in the world, which has been running for the last 67 years.

The winner of Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019 contest will participate in the Miss Universe international competition which will be held in South Korea from December 10, 2019, and the grand finale will be held on December 19, 2019.

Miss Universe Bangladesh chairman Rizwan Bin Farouq, Flora Bank managing director Mustafa Rafiqul Islam, managing partner of Miss Universe Bangladesh Sohel A Chaklader Duke, fashion designer Tootli Rahman and CEO of RTV Ashik Rahman, among others, attended the press conference.

Bangladesh will be participating for the first time in Miss Universe which is scheduled to be held in December. The grand finale of Miss Universe Bangladesh will be held in October, said speakers.

‘Miss Universe Bangladesh will feature some of the most beautiful, intelligent, elegant, talented and confident women of our country. The motto of Miss Universe is “Confidently Beautiful”. It is a matter of great honour that for the first time someone from Bangladesh will represent the country in a global platform like Miss Universe,’ said Rizwan Bin Farouq.

‘Bollywood superstar and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen will be present as one of the judges at the grand finale. A total of 8,000 women from across the country have already registered themselves for participating in the contest,’ added Rizwan.

‘It is a great honour to be a part of this prestigious event. Our main objective is to empower women and fight violence against women through Miss Universe Bangladesh platform,’ said Mustafa Rafiqul Islam.

The registration for Miss Universe Bangladesh will conclude on September 14. Unmarried women aged between 18 and 24 will be able to participate in the competition.

Miss Universe Bangladesh will be aired on RTV.

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