On Sunday fifteen contenders took part in the first ever Ms Morocco Beauty Contest. The winner was a 19 year-old student from Casablanca - Sara Moatamad.
Maybe the competition is not what Morocco needs right now, but despite reservations in some areas, the contest was held in the luxury Mazagan beach resort on the Atlantic coast. There were fifteen entrants. Five young women were then selected for the final round of the competition and Moatamad, from the city of Casablanca, was named as Ms Morocco 2012.
|The five finalists|
Sara Moatamad was quoted in Moroccan media as saying that she followed a balanced diet combined with regular sport exercises, adding that her ambition was to establish an organisation that would provide training for young people who were unable to continue their education.
The five finalists Moatamad will be given an executive one-year salary and a luxury car by a sponsor. Ms. Morocco 2012, who is in her second year at the National School of Business and Management, will represent Morocco in the Miss World 2012 competition.