Published:  01:29 AM, 02 December 2019

'Miss Universe 2019' Shela flies to USA

'Miss Universe 2019' Shela flies to USA

Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019 Shirin Akhter Shela has left Dhaka for the USA on November 28 to participate in the 68th edition of the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Universe 2019 will be held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Women from more than 90 countries will compete for the crown of Miss Universe.

Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray from the Philippines, will crown the new Miss Universe at the end of the program. Bangladesh is participating in Miss Universe for the first time.

Shirin Akhter Shela will present a folk dance at the pageant. Besides, she will don a red jamdani sari and walk with a colorful rickshaw hood over her head depicting colors of national flag of Bangladesh and Pahela Baishakh celebrations.

Her attire aims to promote rickshaw, which is an eco-friendly transport, and Bangladeshi hand loom woven jamdani sari in the international arena. Shela, who hails from from Thakurgaon district, was born on January 1 in 1999. She is a 3rd year student of department of Physics at University of Dhaka.

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