Bangladesh drops out of 69th Miss Universe competition
The Miss Universe Bangladesh has announced that its candidate Tangia Zaman Methila will not be competing at the 69th Miss Universe beauty pageant in the US due to strict travel restrictions in her country.
“Due to lockdown and travel restrictions we could not finalize the preparations. So we will not be able to participate Miss Universe 2020.
“We already informed Miss Universe USA management accordingly earlier this week,” according to an official statement released by Miss Uni- verse Bangladesh.
Observers in Bangladesh, however, said that there were other reasons why Methila dropped out of the competition. They refused to elaborate.
Previously, Methila competed at the Miss Supranational 2019 pageant in Poland. Later she was crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh.
The finals of the 69th Miss Universe competition will be held in Florida on May 16 (May 17 in Manila).(Robert Requintina)