Shirin Akter Shela, 21, has won Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019 in a national competition held on Wednesday, October 23 at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.
The newly-crowned beauty queen from Thakurgaon is a physics student at Dhaka University and a model. She will now prepare to represent Bangladesh at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant in the USA this coming December.
Miss Universe 1994 from India and Bollywood star, Sushmita Sen, graced the event and crowned the first-ever Miss Universe Bangladesh winner.
Alisha Islam and Jessia Islam were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Tamanna Ishrat Sohani, Maria Mumu, Sanowar Tayefa, Afla Arman, Irana Ishrat, Smriti Akter, and Toshiba Anita Islam completed the Top 10 finalists.
Miss Universe Bangladesh pageant is organized in the country by RIZ Events, Off Track and Trilogy with Rizwan Bin Farouq as chairman and Sohel A Chaklader Duke, Shafik Islam and Mithun Zaman as directors.
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