i.e. Should Muslin women enter Beauty Pageants and if so should they take part in the swimwear round?
Sandstorm are for the 2nd year the official swimwear sponsors of Miss Universe GB and Shanna Bukari is a finalist.
Shanna is a young British Muslim woman who just wants to follow her dreams and represent her country at the Miss Universe finals. Never the less she has evoked thought provoking discussions across the world about social and cultural acceptance and integration.
Sandstorm has created stunning swimwear for the Swimwear round. They have taken into account the cultural diversity of the participating contestants, whilst following the guidelines set by Miss Universe and each contestant has been given the choice of a beatuiful bikini or an elegant one-piece (both of which can be worn with simple black sarong).
The owners of Sandstorm met Shanna and the film crew following her journey to the finals when she went for her swimwear fitting recently.
It is sad that Shanna has experienced some negative response from a minority of people, but thankfully she has gained lots of postive support from people across the globe who believe she has the right to reach for her personal goals.
Whether you agree or disagree with Beauty Pageants, everyone should remember that Shanna Bukari is just a young woman who is hoping to achieve her dream of representing her country at the Miss Universe grand final in Brazil later this year - just like the other 60 finalists in the Miss Universe GB finals.
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Sandstorm Boutique is an exclusive online swimwear boutique. They sell beautiful designer swimwear and beachwear to women who enjoy the feel and look of luxury.