A collective colourful bouquet of congratulations from the people of Bangladesh must go to Engr. Md. Mehedi Hasan, group chairman of the Omicon Group, and Swapan Chowdhury, Chairman of Anotor Showbiz on their collective achievement of bringing the famous Miss World pageant franchise to Bangladesh. It is indeed history in the making and long overdue.
For the first time ever the inherent beauty of the Bangladeshi woman will be showcased among the world’s best. It is common knowledge some of the world’s most beautiful women are born in Bangladesh. Therefore, winning the illustrious crown is both achievable.
This global event can only bring benefit to Bangladesh by empowering its women, bringing Bangladesh to the world stage, and helping increase its tourism.
As Swapan Chowdhury said, it is also a great opportunity to uphold the glory and pride of the national flag of Bangladesh in the international arena.
Added to that, millions of dollars are raised for charity each year via the event.
Miss World is the oldest running international beauty pageant, which began in the United Kingdom in 1951 and is one of the three most publicised beauty contests for women in the world. Miss Universe and Miss International are its rivals.
The number of newspapers worldwide that print pictures of the crowning of Miss World is incalculable. They’re published in countries that do not even have an entrant in the pageant. Ask any teenager in most countries the name of the current Miss World and the chances are they can tell you, or at least name her country of origin. (For the record, the current Miss World 2016 is Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico.)
In near future years – maybe even later this year – a Bangladeshi beauty will walk away with the coveted prestigious crown, and bring more overseas awareness, prestige, and glory to her homeland.
Sir Frank Peters, Gulshan. Email: email@example.com