Bangladesh at Miss Universe 2019
For the first time, the Miss Universe pageant will have a Muslim model, Shirin Akter Shela. She is a Physics student at the University of Dhaka and is from Thakurgaon. Shirin Shela has already been crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh and was later selected to represent her country at the beauty pageant. At Miss Universe Bangladesh, Shirin was crowned by Indian actress Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title in 1994. This is the first time someone from Bangladesh and from a Muslim-majority country in South Asia will compete in Miss Universe.