As wartime seems to have passed for Baghdad, the local fashion and beauty industry has begun to recover. The city has hosted the first fashion show since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq which echoes a turn around in the social life of the city.
A blonde Brooklyn bombshell has won the coveted Miss America title in the far-reaching pageant in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old beauty is taking home a $50,000 college scholarship and the crown to wear for one year.
People around the world ushered in 2013 with a fanfare of record-breaking fireworks displays and raucous revelry. However, the New Year was also a more somber occasion for some, overshadowed by the events of 2012.
Syrian beauty Nadine Fahad has been named Miss Arab World 2012 at a beauty pageant in Cairo. The brunette proudly announced she dedicated her victory to her native country, war-torn Syria, as well as her “second home,” Egypt.