Fatima Zahra El-Horre, a 23-year-old student of business law and taxation from Marrakech, was crowned Miss Maroc 2015 (Miss Morocco 2015) at Movenpick Hotel in Tangier. It is reported that she might compete in Miss World 2015, the first Moroccan candidate since 1968. The first runner went to Tangiers’ Kawtar Benserghi, while the second and third runners were won respectively by Hafsa from Meknes and Feryal Ziani from Tetoua.
A local beauty pageant is attracting ample mockery on social media after a trans-identified male was crowned the winner of the competition and awarded a scholarship intended for young women. Brían Nguyen , 19, was awarded the crown in the Miss Greater Derry pageant, held on November 8 in the Greater Derry area of New Hampshire. The competition is a locally-run event under the national Miss America series of pageants. In addition to winning the crown, Nguyen will receive the Miss Greater Derry Scholarship , a financial award established to support young women. Nguyen, who is male, is a freshman at Nashua Community College majoring in Business Management. After his win, Nguyen wrote on Facebook : “ I am ecstatic to be the FIRST transgender woman to be a Miss America local titleholder, and I hope to make everyone proud and become the first to walk the Miss America stage. I am Brían Nguyen, your Miss Greater Derry 2023 .” Nguyen had previously announced on Instagram that he has intention