Sara Iftekhar to become first contestant to wear hijab at Miss England finals
20-year-old law student Sara Iftekhar is all set to create history as she will be the first contestant ever to wear hijab in the Miss England finals.
Sara Iftekhar will walk on the ramp in the headscarf this week, hoping to get the crown.
Women have worn the hijab in qualifying rounds of the event, but Sara is the first to wear it for a final, Mirror reported.
Sara won Miss Huddersfield and Yorkshire's Miss Popularity round before making it to the finals. "Everyone is beautiful in their own way, regardless of weight, race, colour or shape, " Sara said. Sara is a student of law at the University of Huddersfield.
She will be competing with 49 other contestants for the coveted crown. The winner of Miss England pageant will represent the country at Miss World contest in China.