Saudi Arabia Style Beauty Pagent Has Woman Covered Head-to-Toe

July 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Here she comes, miss most beautiful morals?? Doesn’t sound quite right but in the conservative Muslim kingdom, of Saudi Arabia, beauty is only veil deep aesthetically speaking. Bypassing the traditional swimsuit and evening gown competitions the winner of the competition held in the eastern city of Safwa, was selected based on a battery of personal, cultural, social and psychological tests, Saudi media reported Friday.

With her face and body completely covered by the mandatory black head-to-toe abaya, Saudi beauty queen Aya Ali al-Mulla rose above 274 rivals, with her sparkling personality and great morals to win the crown, jewelry, cash and a trip to Malaysia, Al-Watan reported.

18-year-old Mulla beat out two runner-up princesses who were all subjected to a three-month test of their dutifulness to their parents and family, and their service to society.

Miss Moral Beauty pageant organizer Khadra al-Mubarak kept the focus on inner beauty, as defined by Islamic standards of Saudi Arabia.

“The real winner in this competition is the society. The winners represent the culture of the society and its high Islamic morals,” Mubarak said, according to Al-Watan.



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