Aisha Ajibola ,a 21-year-old Nigerian lady emerged winner of a beauty pageant that is exclusively for Muslims in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.
At the event held on Wednesday in a shopping mall in Jakarta, A panel of judges chose Ajibola as the winner on the basis of how well she recited Quranic verses and her views on Islam in the modern world.
She was chosen among 20 contestants from six countries to wear the crown in the 2013 Muslimah World beauty pageant, ahead of the controversial Miss World event scheduled to take place in the same country in a few weeks from now.
According to a report monitored online, all the 20 finalists in the contest were covered from head to toe during the event. They were required to wear headscarves, stroll up and down and do a catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses and stilettos before an audience comprising religious scholars and other devout Muslims.
Eka Shanti, the founder of the pageant, said the timing of the event was intended to show that there were alternative role models for Muslim women around the world.