Bahraini wins Miss Arab World contest!

28 Jul, '07

Bahraini Wafa Yaqoob crowned Miss Arab World 2007 in Cairo

Bahrain’s Wafa Yaqoop beat 19 other candidates to win the Miss Arab World 2007 title on Friday.

Yaqoop is Bahrain’s first ever contestant in the event.

Candidates to the contest held in Egypt came from 16 Arab countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Libya and Palestine.

The jury consisted of fashion, beauty and tourism experts as well as academies and the finalists were chosen from more than 10,000 participants who registered through internet.

The first Miss Arab World Contest was held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El Shaikh last year.
Gulf News

Good on ya Wafa! Much congratulations and onwards to better and bigger things.

Bahraini Wafa Yaqoob Janahi - Miss Arab World 2007
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  1. Hahahaha Nice, everything about Bahrain is the BEST, No MATTER HOW THE WORLD DOES IT, WE ARE SIMPLY BETTER.

  2. jayjerome says:

    a better photo of the charming young woman

    Anybody know the full list of countries that participated?

  3. jayjerome says:

    1proud bahraini:
    ‘No MATTER HOW THE WORLD DOES IT, WE ARE SIMPLY BETTER.’

    Does that mean you have better sushi in Bahrain then the Japanese? Better pizza then the Italians? Better baked-beans then the Bostonians? And better blondes then the Swedes?
    😉

  4. barry says:

    Jay Jerome: I think Proud Bahraini would say yes. He might also say Bahrain invented all of that too :).

    Come on Proud Bahraini, pride in the accomplishments of your country is one thing, but loud boasting is never stylish. I think Miss Arab World would agee.

  5. mahmood says:

    That was his attempt at being sarcastic. Failed miserably in that department it would seem.

  6. mahmood says:

    Jay, yessir it is. I shall post it for posterity after the break. Thanks.

  7. exclamation mark says:

    And yet I wonder,

    How does that make Bahrain a better place to live in … Solved the housing problem ?

    And:
    Whats the use of such competition ?

    Well she proved that she is much more beautiful that others, but than what ??

  8. Ammar says:

    Its a miss arab competition; how exactly do you expect it to solve the housing problem, or any other problem for that matter?

    Its a competition that deals with a number of women representing their country; thats all. Be happy if you may, or don’t. But dont expect anything to be solved here; its a show for fun, and to bring some countries into the spotlight to show a different side of them the world doesnt see, thats all. Not everything revolves around the housing problem, btw

  9. common sense says:

    I wonder why the judges chose a Hijabi over a western looking bikini girl. Maybe the fasionable Hijab looked more sexy in their eyes this year…Or perhaps it’s a good stepping stone to corrupt the practising/traditional Muslims.

    I wonder doesn’t she ask herself that by entering in a lewd competition such as Miss (Arab) World, she is destroying the spirit of the wearing the Hijab to hide one’s charm and adornment? What is the world getting at?

    Poor arabs!!!!
    Even the religious amongst them continue to be intellectually colonized in 21 century.

  10. Aliandra says:

    How come their sashes are written in English, not Arabic?

    I think she looks quite elegant in the head covering. These contests are not just based on appearance. The winner is usually the girl who gives the best answers to the questions.

  11. well can’t I be proud of my own people???

    and I wasn’t being sarcastic, really! I think we are a great nation and the latest achievement proves that we are beautiful people.

    and no it doesn’t solve any problem but at least it adds up to Bahrain’s achievements.

    So what if she is a hijabi? that doesn’t deny the fact she is pretty.

  12. exclamation mark says:

    Thats my point Ammar …

    ita a waste of time and useless ..

    Why would someone pay thousands for a competition that no one benefits from ?

    Can’t that money be given to people living in poverty as aid ? At least some would really benefit ,,,

  13. mdc says:

    “ita a waste of time and useless ……
    …………………………………..
    Can’t that money be given to people living in poverty as aid ? At least some would really benefit”

    Well there might be those that think giving money to the poor might be a useless experiment, because you have to keep doing it over and over again :mrgreen:

    So what if some think this is a waste of time; she thought it was worthwhile, and that is all that counts. Maybe like the Miss USA pagent, it will bring her some financial gains to help her along her way in life, and maybe like Miss USA all the monies she raises during the year for charity events that she attends or appears at will go to the poor. If she has done nothing else, she has advanced the image of a women as an individual, and that is something in itself. Lighten up and leave the poor girl alone.

  14. Ok I don’t really believe in beauty pageant but a Bahraini has won so I guess it is my duty to be proud of my own people and question later.

  15. Anonny says:

    Ok I don’t really believe in beauty pageant but a Bahraini has won so I guess it is my duty to be proud of my own people and question later.

    Can’t it be a pleasure as well as a duty?

    Good on ya Wafa! Much congratulations and onwards to better and bigger things.

    I concur.

    Oh, and as for you Mr. Picky, sushi tastes
    all the better for simply being here in
    Bahrain, pizza tastes all the better for
    simply being here in Bahrain, even baked
    beans taste all the better for simply
    being here in Bahrain, and blondes look
    better for simply being here in Bahrain.

    So there!

  16. Oh, and as for you Mr. Picky, sushi tastes
    all the better for simply being here in
    Bahrain, pizza tastes all the better for
    simply being here in Bahrain, even baked
    beans taste all the better for simply
    being here in Bahrain, and blondes look
    better for simply being here in Bahrain.

    So there!

    hehe of course it is a pleasure, it has always been a pleasure to be proud of Bahrainis.

  17. Wow.. she is so pretty!! At least she is not fake with numerous plastic surgeries!

  18. Mona says:

    dis is so damn perfect…….da whole idea is awesum…..dis competition proves dt beauty is nt wearn biknis n standin naked infrnt ov da world…..beauty is 2 covr urself n luk hw elegant n beautiful dey luk lyk dis….keep it up!!!n u all miss arab contestant u all r superb….. 😉

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