Muslim Miss Universe contestant Muna Jama made history wearing kaftan in swimsuit round
Ms Jama walked on to the stage wearing a multi-coloured kaftan, large hooped earrings, a silver choker and black platform shoes
According to the Metro newspaper, Ms Jama said: “I wouldn’t wear a bikini to a beach, so I’m not going to wear one in a competition to score points.”
On the Miss Universe GB website, Ms Jama wrote of her campaigning work as co-founder of Cloudless Research, a startup that tackles child abuse and the migrant crisis. She was drawn to their plight after volunteering to help refugees in Egypt and her home country of Somalia. “We aim to reduce the number of victims channelling the Mediterranean Sea through education and encouraging new legislations in the country of origin.”
BBE Awards team is happy to have her speak on 28th October in London.