This is happening the first time that a model from Muslim majority country Bangladesh will participate in The Miss Universe beauty contest 2019. This is South Asia’s first Muslim-majority country competing for the crown.
Shirin Akter Shela is a third-year student of physics at Dhaka University (Bangladesh) and will represent Bangladesh in the main event of 68th Miss Universe competition which will be held in the US this December. Bangladesh is participating in the event for the first time.
Indian actor Sushmita Sen, who also won the title of Miss Universe in 1994, announced Shela the winner of at a beauty competition organised in Dhaka.
India, Srilanka and Nepal also taking part in the event from South Asia region, however, Pakistan has never taken part in the competition.
The event of Miss Universe 2019 will be held on December 8, 2019, where top models from 130 countries will compete for the title.