Beauty pageant Miss Universe Bangladesh 2020 crowned Tangia Zaman Methila as the winner on Saturday.
Overcoming nine other finalists, Methila was crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh 2020 by Bollywood actress Chitrangda Singh at the grand finale of the pageant arranged at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden in Dhaka.
A professional model and actress, Methila will represent Bangladesh in Miss Universe 2020 coronation ceremony on May 16, 2021, in Hollywood, Florida in the USA.
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Farzana Yasmin Ananya was crowned as the first runner-up and Farzana Akter Ani became the second runner-up out of the top 10.
Through winning the pageant, Methila has also become the second representative from Asian countries in the international beauty pageant, which was formed in 1952.
Previously, Methila was the inaugural Miss Supranational Bangladesh 2019. She is a brand ambassador to several national and international brands in Bangladesh including Tresemme and more. She has also been the showstoppers of major fashion week and fashion shows in the country.
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Besides her modeling career, Methila is also an alumna of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in Dhaka.
The coronation ceremony was broadcast on Rtv. Bollywood actress Chitrangda Singh joined the grand finale as the guest judge along with Tahsan Khan, Bidya Sinha Saha Mim, Irene Sommer Tilger and Mehruz Munir.
In 2019, Shirin Akter Shela made history as the first-ever Miss Universe Bangladesh, also becoming the first person from a Muslim-majority country in South Asia to compete for the title of Miss Universe. She was unplaced at Miss Universe 2019 that was taken place in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.
The Miss Universe 2020 coronation ceremony was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa the longest-reigning Miss Universe.
There are now 76 candidates, including Methila, confirmed to compete in Miss Universe 2020.