For the first time ever: Miss Internet in Libya
In a new step to open-mindedness, Libya has yesterday signed an agreement with a Lebanese businessman to organize the upcoming event of Miss Internet, according to Asharq al Awsat newspaper.
The son of Libyan President, Saiful Islam al Gaddafi, has backed the idea of organizing the second Miss Internet event, saying that he welcomes any step toward open-mindedness. “Islamic teachings and traditions will be taken into consideration before anything else,” the president’s son has said, explaining that the 25 participants, to be visiting Libya for 11 days next month, will only appear in decent cloths.
Saiful Islam, who heads the Gaddafi International Charity Foundation, got encouraged after the two Lebanese businessmen, Omar and Waleed Harfoush, suggested the idea. “This event will boost the tourism sector in Libya and will reflect the democracy the Republic always reflects,” Saiful Islam said.
The two brothers, who own the “SuperNova” channel in Kiev-Ukraine, were invited by Saiful Islam to visit Libya in order to meet with Libyan TV officials, who will be organizing the event in cooperation with other Private sector companies.
The event, to be held next month, will be choosing one of a 25 participants from all over the world to become Miss Internet. Almost 20 million people from all the five continents will participate in the event by voting from their computers to choose Miss Internet. - Albawaba.com