Miss Pakistan Erica Rubin made a powerful statement during the Miss Universe pageant on Saturday.
Robin wore a burkini during the competition’s swimsuit competition.
She is the first woman to represent Pakistan in the Miss Universe competition.
the 72nd Miss Universe Contest It was full of first historical events.
This continued when the first ever Miss Pakistan made a statement wearing a burkini during a swimsuit competition.
The crowd in San Salvador, El Salvador, roared with applause as Erika Rubin began her cross-country run Miss Universe stage on saturday.
The light pink burkini, which had a bright neckline that stood out against the pastel fabric, covered most of her body. Meanwhile, the other contestants entered the stage Metallic swimsuit with bold cutouts.
Robin, who finished in the top 20, made history as the first woman to represent Pakistan in the competition, although she said her decision to compete was met with mixed reactions from people in her country.
“I take great pride in standing up for what I believe in with my life. Recently, right after I was announced as the titleholder of Miss Universe Pakistan, I received some backlash from different sections of society, but I would like to stand up there,” Robin said in her autobiography. To Miss Universe: “What I believe in.”
She added: “Despite this criticism, I was ready to face any challenges in front of me while upholding my values as a young, modern Pakistani woman, representing our rich culture and heritage, and showing the world that Pakistan can celebrate women’s success.”
According to her biography, Robin is among the 1% of Christians in Pakistan.
in Vote for change In the video submitted for the competition, Robin said she uses her platform to advocate for gender equality in the workplace, and is a volunteer with the Karachi Down Syndrome Charity.
Miss Pakistan was not the only woman in the top 20 list Making history at Miss Universe.
Miss Nepal Jane Deepika Garrett was the first contestant to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, and Miss Colombia Camila Avila was the first married woman and mother to win the position since then. Miss Universe has changed its rules In August 2022. Miss Portugal Marina Machetti was also the first transgender contestant to make the top 20 list.
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