Published On: Thu, Dec 31st, 2015

Miss Iraq wants to meet former Miss World Aishwarya



Shaima Qasim Abdulrahman, who has recently become Miss Iraq, is a big fan of Bollywood tulip and has former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

The 20-year-old crown winner revealed in an interview that she has always dreamt of visiting India and meeting the Bollywood actress Aishwarya. She stated it as, “One of my dreams is to visit India, meet Aishwarya Rai and ask her for secrets of success. I’ve read about her and love the way she manages her life,”

Iraq beauty contest organized in Baghdad after 43 years and beauty queen Shaima wishes that media coverage of the show will alter people’s opinion of Iraq as a war-torn country.

She added it as, “International media used to show images of violence and the war in Iraq – this was a great chance to prove to the world that the situation in Iraq is getting better. Iraqi families are accepting a civil life,”

Shaima was stating about the role of the women as “Women in Iraq enjoyed a positive history – many women positively influenced the political, social, scientific and artistic history and life of Iraq. Due to political regimes and wars of the last few decades, women’s role decreased. We hope we can increase positive participation by women at all levels now.”

Shaima is a student of commerce and has the goals to use her post to deal with the illiteracy in Iraq. She added, “My main project is educational support for children in IDP camps in Iraq. I’m trying to promote awareness of this important issue. I’ll hopefully conduct a campaign towards the education of children in these camps,”

She is optimistic about the ‘new Iraq’ and she stated it as “The Iraqi army is succeeding in getting rid of ISIS terrorists. We’re happy these victories will help in the social development and national reconciliation – the hard years of violence will not be repeated and we have much to give to our country now.”

She continued by saying “Iraq is big – Iraq has enough space to contain all the ethnicities. Freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution – and this is one of the pillars of new Iraq,”


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.

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