Al-Obaidi won the title, out of 13 contestants representing other Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq and Egypt, and Palestine.
The 26 years old, Iraqi-born, said in an exclusive interview with Sada el-Balad English (See) that she studied at Damascus University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics, and an MBA.
She stated that she expected to win the title, nevertheless, she was shocked when she heard that she became Miss Arab World; to continue her title winning, as she won the runner-up title “Miss Iraq” in 2017, then won the title in 2018.
She pointed out that she is very confident infant of the cameras, as she worked in the field of TV presenting in several Iraqi channels, as well as her participation in many Iraqi dramas.
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Hanan Nasr, President of the Miss Arab World said that due to the crises that the Arab world is going through along with the pandemic, which prevented the promotion of tourism and the dissemination of peace, the organizing committee chose the Miss Arab for Peace, the Saudi Reem Al-Qahtani, and Miss Arab Tourism went to Tunisia’s Shorouq Al-Arfawi, two new titles in the competition.
Also, Warda Haddad was crowned Miss Arab Europe, for preserving her Arab identity and promoting it in the EU.
Moreover, Sherry Abdel Hamid from Egypt was named as the first runner-up, while the Moroccan Sabrina Shahrazad was named as the second runner-up, the fourth runner-up title went to Palestinian Sandra Ezz, and the third runner-up was Sudanese Dara Abbas.
The ceremony was presented by Karim Osama, Moroccan broadcaster Najwa Balouchi, and Iraqi Zeina Jubran.
During the contest, the queens presented themselves in traditional national dresses, followed by a fashion show for the Emirati designer Ghada Al-Hilali, then an Egyptian fashion show for Eman Gebran.