While Lebanon was under heavy bombing last month, the FIRST Miss Arab World Contest took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh from July 26th to July 29th!
Participation in the first Miss Arab World was surprising with 13 girls from 9 Arab countries; some of these countries are Iraq, Jordan and Palestine!
The event took place as part of the Arab Tourism Festival which started on the 20th of July and ended yesterday. Many Arab and western singers have joined the festival as guests.
Girl's ages range from 18 to 24. The winner which has the title of Miss Arab World 2006 is Nadia Bin Fadla from Tunisia, while the first runner up is Claudia Hanna from Iraq and the second runner up is Dina Adel from Egypt.
What's worth mentioning is that Miss Iraq and first runner up Claudia Hanna can't go back to Iraq after because she has gotten threatened to be killed if she comes back to Iraq that's why she will stay in England and work as a model in the Fashion industry to make her living.