Two Arab contestants enter the Miss World 2004 Beauty Pageant
The voting ballots for this year’s Miss World 2004 Beauty Pageant has already begun on the official website for the pageant. A total of 108 contestants are competing for the crown including Miss Lebanon 2004 Nadine Najeem and former Miss Egypt Hiba Ahmad, marking the first time two Arab women participate in the pageant.
The contest, which marks the 54 consecutive year, is for the first time depending on votes from people all around the world to choose the woman who best fits the title of Miss World 2004, without a judging committee. The voting process will take place in two phases first depending on television where viewers will be able to make their votes via phone for a period of eight days in order to give each country its fair amount of time in participating in the contest.
The organizers of the pageant have revealed that many studies were made in order to make the voting process as fair as possible despite the size and number of citizen in a certain country. In another sense a country like China will be able to grant its contestant a maximum of 10 points, which is also the case for Lebanon and Egypt. The second phase for the voting process is over the Internet to give the chance for people in countries where the broadcast of the pageant is not reachable to take part in the contest.
People from around the world have the chance to learn more about the pageant and get to know each contestant by going to the official site www.missworld.tv. the site also grants visitors the chance to make their votes directly for the contestant they feel best fits to hold the prestigious title.
The Miss Lebanon 2004 beauty pageant had ended with the surprise crowning of Nadine, twenty years old, Queen of the pageant. The competition was very fierce among the final six contestants, who remained after an elimination of the other participants by home viewers. Nadine, who is a model in real life, was not among the expected participants to win the title, due to her moderate looks and her attitude with her colleagues.
Despite all the previous expectations, Nadine was able to defeat all the 16 contestants, whose elimination came through viewers votes, during their six weeks journey of reality television. While Nadine was named Queen of the pageant, the first runner up Lamita Franjia walked off stage in rage refusing to accept the decision. –Albawaba.com