A 20-year-old law student is about to become the first ever beauty queen to walk down the catwalk in a hijab to compete for the title of Miss England.
Sara Iftekhar, from Huddersfield, hopes to take the Miss England crown when she competes for the title at Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, next week.
The Muslim student, who often shares photographs of herself wearing traditional Muslim dress to her social media accounts.
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.
The law student, who won Miss Huddersfield and Yorkshire’s Miss Popularity round, said: “Everyone is beautiful in their own way, regardless of weight, race, colour or shape.”
The final of the competition, which will be held at Kelham Hall, Nottingham on Tuesday, will see 50 ladies from across the country compete to win the title of Miss England. The single winner will then progress to the overall finals held in Sanya, China, to compete for the Miss World 2018 title.
Good luck Sara!