Kawtar Benhalima Benjelloun, 22, took part of the show in a Caftan on Friday during the preliminary contest for Miss Universe 2021. The Moroccan Miss was notably dressed in Fassi attire, traditionally worn at Moroccan weddings. It was designed by Samira Haddouchi.
The miss had arrived in Israel in early December in preparation for the contest. First runner-up in the Miss Morocco competition, Kawtar Benhalima was crowned after the withdrawal of Fatima-Zahra Khayat, who was injured in the ankle. Just after her election as Miss Universe Morocco, she had suffered a real lynching on Twitter and Facebook because of her Algerian origins.
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The 70th edition of Miss Universe, hosted this year by Israel, was held on the night of Sunday, December 12 in the city of Eilat and saw the election of Indian model Harnaaz Sandhu as Miss Universe 2021.
Watch the crowning moment below: