After months of speculation, it has been announced that Dubai will hold its first Miss Universe UAE pageant. And its going to be a completely different ball game.
This sparkling and glamorous event, will take place on November 7 at La Perle in Al Habtoor City.
“Miss Universe UAE is more than a parade of beauty or a festival of brilliance; she is a paragon of a purposeful queen with a heart to serve and aid via her advocacies,” says Josh Yugen, the new president and national director of Miss Universe UAE.
“Participation is open to any woman between the ages of 18 and 28 who is a UAE resident of any nationality. “We’re looking for people that are varied and can portray the character of our nation,” said Josh Yugen, Founder and CEO of Yugen Events and the new President and National Director of Miss Universe UAE. The criteria also include residence in UAE from the past 3 years.
The online registration for the application and casting has begun from Thursday. On October 15, the selected females will be called for casting at Al Habtoor Palace Hotel, and on October 20, the names of 30 ladies who will progress to the live performance in November will be announced.
During that time, contestants will participate in a photoshoot, a runway challenge, commercial shooting, and a closed-door panel interview, among other things.
The three-hour event will include a personal statement, couture activewear, an evening gown, and an interview, among other things.
The Miss Universe team has appointed Council members to help in preparing the event. Yugen is joined by Filipino fashion designer Furne Amato, creative consultant Maggie Wilson, philanthropist Afaf Meky, Sharihan Al Mashary, Emaar’s first female general manager, and humanitarian Zel Ali.
“Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a reputation for doing things differently and making the seemingly impossible appear feasible… We’ve even done away with swimsuits since her sculpting defines a woman’s identity… “We’ve changed and made a difference, and we’ve done something that no one else in Miss Universe’s 70-year history has done,” said Sharihan Al Mashary, the contest’s Head of Communications.
Maggie Wilson, a former beauty queen present for the unveiling, stated that pageants are changing now.
The winner will be selected to symbolize the UAE’s spirit. And the Miss Universe UAE competition will break new ground by being diverse and inclusive.