OTTAWA, March 17 /CNW/ - Maria Al-Masani is the first Yemeni Canadian representing Ottawa, competing with 50 Canadians for Miss Universe Canada. She's the first Yemeni citizen ever competing at Miss Universe.
"I grew up wearing a niqab, watching Miss Universe on TV. I love breaking stereotypes!" says Al-Masani, a documented direct descendent of Prophet Mohammed.
Yemen is a conservative Islamic country better known for the underwear bomber.
SOURCE CANADA GLOBAL BRIDGE
For further information: For further information: Miss Universe: (647) 476-3681; Maria Al-Masani, (613) 614-1916