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Dubai to host region's first beauty pageant

Miss Latina Middle East 2016 will entail female Latin contestants living in the region

Dubai to host region's first beauty pageant
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Dubai is set to host the region's first ever beauty pageant, Miss Latina Middle East 2016, on February 5, according to XPRESS news.

The contest, organized by LS Productions and Batuta Events, will entail 11 shortlisted female Latin candidates living in the Middle East.

As with similar international pageants, the candidates will undergo intensive training starting January 8. The training will include etiquette, catwalk, posing, fitness, nutrition, dancing, and public speaking classes amongst others.

Lorena Serrano of LS Productions told XPRESS that the reason behind the contest is the high number of Latin residents in the region.

“The Middle East is home to a sizeable Spanish and Portuguese speaking population. The UAE alone has over 40,000 residents from Spain and Latin America together. Our idea behind Miss Latina Middle East is to create a world-class pageant that celebrates the incredible beauty, talent and passion of Latin American women in the region," she said.

The pageant will take place at Wafi Rooftop Gardens, where a finalized judging panel will include renowned pageant organizer Yousif Naeemat.

All contestants have already been chosen and are aged between 18-30 years old. Their nationalities include Brazilian, Venezuelan, and Spanish.

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