Tangia Zaman Methila has clinched the title of Miss Universe Bangladesh – 2020, the national round of Miss Universe, one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the world.
Farzana Yasmin Ananna and Farzana Akter Ani, have respectively become the first and second-runner up, reads a press release.
The grand finale was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital on Saturday where popular Indian model and actress Chitrangada Singh, special judge, crowned the winner. The program was presented by Kazi Sabbir.
In addition, five contestants were nominated in five different categories according to their special qualifications.
They are, 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 were selected.
The episode of Miss Universe Bangladesh 2020 ended with fierce competition among the top 10 contestants selected from among the contestants from home and abroad (Bangladeshi citizens).
Prasad Bidapa (India), Mehruz Munir, Ireen Somer Tilgar, Gautam Saha, Bidya Sinha Saha Mim, Riaz Islam, Sara Suleman and Tahsan Rahman Khan were the judges in the grand finale.
President of Miss Universe Bangladesh Rafiqul Islam Duke, CEO of RTV Syed Ashiq Rahman and National Director of Miss Universe Bangladesh Shafiqul Islam, were present on the occasion.
"The winner will represent Bangladesh on the 69th main stage of the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, which will be held in Hollywood, USA on 16 May 16 2021," Rafiqul Islam Duke, President, Miss Universe Bangladesh said.
"We are very optimistic about Methila. Our main goal now is the main stage of Miss Universe," he added.
This year's competition's key slogan is 'Confidently Beautiful. The organisers wanted to select one of the most intelligent, creative, and confident young women as Miss Universe Bangladesh who can be a great ambassador for our country to the world.
Flora Bank was the title sponsor like the previous edition. Godrej Bangladesh was the powered by partner. RTV - TV partner, Persona - makeover partner, Northbrook Consultants - PR partner, Radisson Blu Dhaka - hospitality partner, Rejuva - Wellness partner and A. Wahab & Co. Associate was the audit partner while Flora Telecom, Spectra Convention Center, Thyro Care & Sugandha Enterprise were co – sponsors of this event.