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First Miss England Finalist in Hijab

Sarah Iftekhar is the first Muslim Miss England contestant wearing hijab

Muslim law student Sarah Iftekhar will become the first beauty queen to wear a hijab in the Miss England finals.

The 20-year-old Muslim woman is the first Miss England beauty pageant participant to reach the final stages of the competition wearing a hijab.

If she wins, Sarah Iftekhar could represent her country England at the Miss World competition in China.

44SaraTitle: Miss Huddersfield 2018Age: 20 Height: 5'7Occupation: StudentInteresting Fact: I started a clothing business aged 16.

Posted by Miss England Contest on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

While studying law at the University of Huddersfield, she will take part in the finale at Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire next Tuesday, where the new Miss England will be coronated.

She is neither the first Muslim Miss England contestant, nor the first to wear hijab. But she is the first to make it to the final stage of the competition.

Before qualifying to the Miss England finals, Iftekhar recently won the titles of Miss Huddersfield 2018 and Miss Yorkshire Popularity 2018.

She has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Beauty with a Purpose, an English charity and a non-profit organisation.

“I participated in Miss 2018 in order to to show that beauty doesn’t have a definition, everyone is beautiful in their own ways, regardless of their weight, race, colour or shape,” she stated on the campaign page.

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