Dubai: Miss Bahrain bagged the Miss Arab World 2007 crown in Cairo on Friday night after nearly six hours of contest
Wafaa Ganahi, a 23-year-old teacher from the Law Faculty of Bahrain University, won the title, while the first runner-up was 25-year-old Miss Egypt Shaimaa Mansour. Miss Lebanon Rula Bahij, 23, was the second runner-up. Wafaa, Bahrain's first ever contestant in the event, was crowned by Miss Arab World 2006 Claudia Hanna from Iraq.
Asked whether she would continue her teaching career, Wafaa hesitantly nodded in affirmation.
Earlier, Shaimaa, who is a football referee, said she was attending the contest to promote Egypt's tourism and sports.
Seventeen women from 15 countries attended the final competition, one of the major attractions of the second Arab Tourism Festival, which opened in Cairo.
The first Miss Arab World Contest was held in Sharm Al Shaikh last year (2006).
(Text taken from: http://www.bahrainembassy.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=document.home&id=104)
Candidates Came From 16 Arab Countries
Miss Arab World 2007 Runner Up
Miss Arab World 2007 Winner ( Wafa Yaqoob Bahrain )
Miss Arab World 2007 Wafaa Ganahi poses with first runner-up Egyptian Shaimaa Mansour (second left), second runner-up Lebanese Rula Bahij (left), third runner-up Tunisian Khadija Mrabt (second right) and fourth runner-up Libyan Rima Al Kseri, in the contest results in Cairo.