Prison » Muslim law student, 20, is set to become the first beauty queen to wear a hijab in the Miss England finals

Daily Mail
September 3, 2018

A 20-year-old law student is set to become the first beauty queen to walk down the Miss England catwalk in a hijab.

Sara Iftekhar, from Huddersfield hopes to take the Miss England crown at Kelham Hall, in Nottinghamshire next week.

The Muslim student, who often shares pictures of herself wearing Pakistani fashion to her thousands of followers on Instagram, said she ‘can’t even comprehend’ how ‘amazing it is’ to have reached the competition’s finals.

Sharing a selfie with a trophy in July, she said on Instagram: ‘Wowwwwwww!!!! I can’t even comprehend how amazing it felt for my name to be announced as a finalist in the Miss England Finals 2018! Alhamdullilah.

‘It was an incredible experience and something which I will never be able to forget. The opportunities which I have received with being a finalist in Miss England are opportunities which I would never have thought of and will forever be grateful for’

The University of Huddersfield student, who started her own business aged 16, is also using her publicity she’s gained from the competition to fundraise for Beauty with a Purpose.

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This article was posted: Monday, September 3, 2018 at 6:28 am

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