• Thursday, August 11, 2022


Student becomes first hijab-wearing Miss England finalist

Sara Iftekhar

By: Sarwar Alam

A student from Huddersfield University has become the first hijab-wearing finalist of the Miss England beauty pageant in Nottinghamshire. Sara Iftekhar, who is studying law, came up against 49 other hopefuls last night for the crown after she had won the Miss Huddersfield 2018 title in July. Though she lost out to Alisha Cowie who was named Miss England 2018, Sara said she was ‘proud’ of her achievement. The 20-year-old, who also works as a make-up artist, is popular on social media and posts pictures of herself in traditional Pakistani outfits on her Instagram page. “I did not expect to…

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