Model-actress crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh 2020
A professional model and actress, Tangia Zaman Methila, has been crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh 2020, by Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh.
Methila triumphed over nine other finalists to clinch the title in a national final held at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden in Dhaka on Saturday,
Farzana Yasmin Ananna and Farzana Akter Ani were the first and second-runner up respectively, according to The Daily Star.
Methila, 28, was earlier named Miss Supranational Bangladesh 2019 and traveled to Katowice, Poland, to compete in the Miss Supranational 2019 pageant, according to Dhaka Tribune.
Methila is a brand ambassador to several national and international brands in Bangladesh including Tresemme and more. She has also been the showstoppers of major fashion week and fashion shows in the country.
Besides her modeling career, Methila is also an alumna of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in Dhaka.
In addition, five contestants were nominated in five different categories, according to their special qualifications.
They were: Miss Congeniality Farzana Yasmin Ananna; Miss Shining Star Apana Chakma; Miss Photogenic Nidra Dey; Miss Body Beautiful Tangia Zaman Methila and Miss Talented Touhida Tusnim Tifa.
"The winner will represent Bangladesh on the 69th main stage of the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, which will be held in Hollywood, USA on May 16, 2021," Rafiqul Islam Duke, President, Miss Universe Bangladesh said.
"We are very optimistic about Methila. Our goal now is the main stage of Miss Universe," he added.
In 2019, Shirin Akter Shela made history as the first-ever Miss Universe Bangladesh as she was the first person from a Muslim-majority country in South Asia to compete for the title of Miss Universe and to represent Bangladesh at the Miss Universe platform.