Muslim woman creates the story of Miss England wearing a hijab

Sara Iftkhar is the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss England final.

A Miss England contestant has worn a hijab in the final on Tuesday, in a first for the organization.

Sara Iftekhar, a law student, is among the 50 competitors in the Miss England crown and hopes to become the first Muslim winner.

"It just shows that Miss England represents the way England is today," said competition spokeswoman Angie Beasley, quoted by the Daily Mail newspaper.

Sara Iftekhar during the final of Miss England 2018.

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Iftekhar, 20, has already won the title of Miss Huddersfield, representing the people of northern England.

She is a makeup artist and often shares photos of her with the traditional Pakistani dress on social media.

The student started a clothing business for 16 years.

"I may be the first woman to wear a hijab, but I'm just a normal girl and we all have a fair chance in this contest," the BBC said.

"If I want to cover myself and dress modestly, why should it be a problem? I'm like the other contestants."

The first stage of the competition took place in July, which included the beauty of the sports beach, the top model, a beautiful mind and advertising rounds.

"Here is a vibrant and confident young woman who is demonstrating, on a huge platform, that beauty has many forms, that Muslim women with hijabs can be beautiful and that we can be masters of our beauty," Iqra Choudhry wrote in The Independent in line. Newspaper.

"The fact that she has reached the final of Miss England is something that should be celebrated by the Muslim community and by women in general."

Events on Tuesday at the second stage at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire, in central England, complete the fashion show, talents and ethical fashion show sections of the contest.

The public vote by text message was closed at noon (1100 GMT) on Tuesday.

The 2018 Miss World finals are held in Sanya, China, in November and December.