Saudi Arabia to join Miss Universe for first time

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Miss Universe-Saudi Arabia Rumy Alqahtani. INSTAGRAM

Meet Saudi Arabia’s first Miss Universe candidate

Saudi Arabia is creating history by joining the Miss Universe pageant for the first time with Riyadh-born candidate Rumy Alqahtani representing the Arab country.

On Instagram, Alqahtani shared the news about her journey as the first Saudi candidate in Miss Universe, which will be held in Mexico on its 73rd edition later this year.

“Honored to participate in Miss Universe 2024,” Alqahtani wrote in Arabic. “This is the first participation of Saudi Arabia in the Miss Universe competition.” She posted photos of herself wearing a sequined gown and a Miss Universe-Saudi Arabia sash while holding the Saudi flag.

Alqahtani is a fashion model. She previously competed in pageants, including Miss Arab World, Miss Global Asia, Miss Woman International and Miss Planet International.

The 27-year-old beauty is also an influencer with one million followers on Instagram. ICA/Expat Media

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