Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me: Introduction (01:38)
This segment orients viewers to fashion designer Dina Torkia's beauty pageant experience.
Entry Video (02:34)
Torkia's husband helps her film a video for the World Muslimah competition. Torkia shares hijab fashion tips on an online channel and sells her clothing line worldwide.
Negative Criticism (02:46)
Torkia's audition video received negative comments from conservative Muslims. She is aware of the struggles of young British Muslim women.
World Muslimah Finalist (01:32)
Torkia is chosen as a finalist in the pageant competition. Orphan children cast the final votes. Torkia and her husband prepare to travel to Indonesia.
Torkia Leaves Sid (02:33)
Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Torkia must live with the other contestants for a two week assessment period.
First Night in Indonesia (04:19)
Torkia must share an apartment with four other women. She sees a familiar face during a photo shoot and learns what her schedule will be like for the next two weeks.
Health Assessment (02:09)
Torkia and the other contestants receive a medical checkup. Founder Eka Shanty explains why.
Charitable Foundation (03:33)
Torkia and other contestants visit one of the poorest areas in Jakarta and record their experiences. World Muslimah is about the ideal Muslim.
Singing in Public (03:17)
Torkia and the other contestants travel eight hours to Yogyakarta. Contestants sing karaoke on the train, surprising her and Miss Iran; Torkia questions religious attitudes in Britain.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia (02:37)
Torkia and the other contestants tour the city. She visits Prambanan and questions how the group activities are being scored for the competition.
Respecting Sid (02:39)
Torkia and the other contestants spend the night in a local village. She learns a young man lives in the house where she is expected to stay and she finds other lodging.
Orphan Judges (02:53)
A group of children arrive at the house where Torkia is staying. The evening is a test of the contestants' kindness toward children; Torkia feels the children are being exploited.
Gift Buying (03:44)
Torkia and the other contestants purchase gifts for residents in an "old folk's home."
Competition Judges (04:11)
The contestants learn the orphans will be the main judges for the entire competition; they consider boycotting the grand finale. Sid arrives. Miss Trinidad and Tobago joins the competition on the final day.
Grand Final (04:02)
Torkia and the contestants learn who the top 10 contestants are; Miss Trinidad and Tobago is one of them. Shanty justifies the decision.
Final Candidates (03:19)
The final show continues for hours; orphans in the front row fall asleep. Miss Tunisia and Miss India are the final contestants. The orphans choose World Muslimah; Shanty is pleased.
Life Lesson (01:28)
Torkia reflects on what she learned from her participation in the pageant.
Credits: Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me (00:55)
Credits: Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me
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