This Saturday, July 15, the unmissable beauty contest, Miss Univers Great Britain was held. Many young women from England, Scotland and Wales are competing in hopes of becoming the one that will represent their country at Miss Universe competitions – won recently by Iris Mittenaere .
In the contest, each participant must, indeed, wear a bikini at some point in the competition. While for some, this remains a mere formality, for others it goes totally against their convictions. And for Muna Jama, it was impossible to wear a two-piece swimsuit , an outfit that, according to her, is « incompatible with her religion ». “I wouldn’t wear a bikini to a beach, so I’m not going to wear one in a competition to score points.” Ms Jama said according to the Metro newspaper.
Jama held firm to her beliefs and decided she would not compete unless allowed to wear the kaftan instead. Thankfully, pageant officials agreed that she could “wear a cover-up if she chose. » She then walked on to the stage wearing a multi-coloured kaftan, large hooped earrings, a silver choker and black platform shoes.
On her Instagram feed she posted: “This moment has proved that I am capable of almost anything I set my mind to and limitations is a status waiting to be changed. I thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision.”
It takes bravery, emotional resilience and most importantly surrounding yourself with strong minded people who are prepared to make great sacrifices to welcome permanent and positive change. I may not be able to unwrite a moment in my life but I know a moment will never define me. I will always rise above your expectations and pushed past your limitations. You are what you say you are, and your imaginations can be your worst enemy unless you overcome your fears. Be careful of what you think of others because it’s a reflection of what you are. Work at being a better person, and one day we can welcome a better World. . . This moment has proved that I am capable of almost anything I set my mind to and limitations is a status waiting to be changed. I thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision. 🙏🙌❤😘😙😘😍🙆😊💓 . . #missuniverse #mugb2017 #missuniversegb #fear #migrant #refugee #positive #change #love #modelling #friends #family #girls #pageant #empowerment #inspiration #inspire #aspire #history #munajama #caftan #kaftan #stage #london #dubai #love #indonesia #malaysia @missuniversegb Photographer @leedarephotography