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Saudi Arabia to join Miss Universe for first time

The model shared photos of her in full beauty queen mode

By News Report
March 28, 2024
Saudi Arabian model Rumy Alqahtani poses for a photo. — Instagram/@rumy_alqahtani/File
Saudi Arabian model Rumy Alqahtani poses for a photo. — Instagram/@rumy_alqahtani/File

RIYADH: A 27-year-old model will be taking the Saudi flag to the Miss Universe stage — for the first time in history.

Rumy Alqahtani, a beauty pageant veteran and an influencer with one million followers on Instagram, announced on Monday that she will be representing the kingdom in one of the most popular pageants in the world.

“I am honoured to participate in the Miss Universe 2024 competition. This is the debut of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the competition,” she wrote in Arabic on Instagram.

With the announcement, the model shared photos of her in full beauty queen mode: Wearing a strapless, sequined gown, a tiara and a sash — while holding the flag of Saudi Arabia.

Born in Riyadh, Alqahtani is no stranger to the spotlight. She has joined numerous global pageants, with the latest one being Miss and Mrs Global Asian in Malaysia a few weeks ago.