Farhana Afrin Ayshe, a 22-year-old Bangladeshi, won the crown for ‘Mrs Tourism Globe’ during the 2019 world finals of the Mrs Tourism Pageant hosted in Manila, Phillipnes. Incidentally, this is the first time when a Bangladeshi participated in this international annual event.
A total of twenty-six contestants from across the globe participated in the international beauty pageant this year. Instead of the traditional runners-up format that such competitions adhere to, this particular one follows a collective judging panel where five crowns – Earth, Globe, International, World, and Universe – are presented to the five winners during each year’s event. Aside from winning the pageant, Ayshe won five other appellations during the contest proceedings, including ‘Best in Forum’, ‘Darling of the Press’, ‘Mrs Nix Institute of Beauty’, ‘Mrs Berry GLUTA’, and ‘Mrs Fairy White’, also acquiring Brand Ambassadorship for the latter trademarks.
“On a personal level, each time I won a title during the entire proceeding of the pageant, it felt surreal, right until the moment in which they placed the final crown upon my head,” shared Ayshe. “I did not win it only for myself, but for my country.”