Syria’s Nadine Fahad has been named Miss Arab World 2012, according to a report in al-Arabiya. The beauty pageant was held in Cairo on Sunday.
Egypt’s Rovan Yousuf came in second, with Tunisia’s Nadya Khalifa ranking third.
A translation of themissarabworld.org website said the “ideal Arab girl” would be chosen who represented Arab customs and traditions “under the banner of a call for modesty and culture. Nonetheless, the new Miss Arab World was crowned wearing a one-strapped dress with cutouts at the waist.
Russia Today reported that Fahad beat 15 other contestants for the prize.
Only a third of the points were given for appearance.
The Jury of judges was taken from all over the Arab world, with written and oral tests conducted.