Published On: Thu, Nov 12th, 2015

Arab-American woman became Miss California



Escalating digits of ladies from the diverse ethnic environment are getting a part in beauty shows crossway the US, and the Miss California display is no exception.

Sofia Hanan, an Arab-American lady, is one of the competitors playing a part in the show. Even though she was born and grown up in California, her father is an Egyptian-born Palestinian. This provides her an exclusive civilizing milieu which she feels happy about. “My twin civilizing environment signifies I rejected to be muffled by pigeonhole,” she revealed in an interview.

The 23-year-old shared that at first she was afraid she might take of hostile response for her choice from the traditional Arab world and selected to remain her contribution in the competition a covert.

“I was at primarily anxious of what might arrive from challenging as an Arab-American in a beauty show, as it’s somewhat approximately forbidden in the Arab world,” she exposed.

Nevertheless, she determined to valiant the likelihood and gradually ongoing giving out her practice. To her astonishment, the support she got was devastating.

“Formerly, I did not desire to inform any person external of my immediate family and nearby associates. But as I sustained on the course and progressively started revealing my understanding with my friends, family, and social media, I got a devastating sum of support from all places of the world,” she further stated.

Sofia also stated that she didn’t let that terror set in the path of her goals, stating, “I’ve for all the time desired to try to win in a show, and I’m not eager to live with the disappointment of not endeavoring somewhat that I’ve for all the time desired to. I wish to illustrate the globe that being Arab-American doesn’t confine you to existing a certain mode.”

The competitor affirmed that she would spend much of time to signify California if she triumphs the show

When inquired regarding her plan of ‘beauty’, Sofia stated it’s further than what assembles the eye. “It is one’s heart, consideration and their aptitude to scheme that into the globe and onto further people. For me a really stunning person has the greatest goals and struggles to achieve goals throughout positivity and absolute goodness,” she revealed

Sofia grasps a degree in broadcast journalism from Suffolk University in Boston and desires to follow a career in culinary broadcasting, mainly the customary Arabic dishes her Palestinian grandmother trained her.

Although she isn’t the initial Arab-American woman to contribute in the competition, she is almost certainly the merely single with a Palestinian background.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.