Sara Belkziz Miss Morocco 2016 Despite Criticism
Morocco finally made its selection for the most beautiful girl in the country. Sara Belkziz was crowned Miss Morocco for 2016. But her victory was plagued with criticism.
Sara Belkziz received the highest number of votes of Moroccans, who were called to choose their favorite candidates on social media.
After 16 candidates took part in the final of the third edition of Miss Morocco, which was held at the Morocco Mall in the presence of large audience and significant media coverage.
On Friday, Miss Morocco’s organizing committee posted the pictures of the 16 finalists on its official page and called on Moroccans to vote for their favorites candidates by sending text messages to the number 9050.
The social media criticized the winner for not having won based on “natural” traits. Especially after a surgeon in California congratulated her, raising speculation that she could have been one of his patients. Sara Belkziz quickly came forward and commented that her beauty was natural.
The current Miss Universe is Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines who was crowned on 20 December 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
In 2015 Fatima Zahra El Hor, 23, was crowned Miss Morocco 2015, as part of the 2nd edition of the national beauty pageant.
Out of respect of the country’s traditions, the beauty pageant did not include a swimsuit competition as many western countries do.