Casablanca - Myriam Sahili, the Belgian-Moroccan Miss Brussels, and potentially the next Miss Belgium, says there is nothing vulgar about posing in a bikini.
Casablanca – Myriam Sahili, the Belgian-Moroccan Miss Brussels, and potentially the next Miss Belgium, says there is nothing vulgar about posing in a bikini.
Belgian news site “La Capitale” recently published an article about the young pageant queen discussing, among other things, her roots and her family.
The 19-year-old from Molenbeek, a Brussels borough long known as a terrorist hub, was actually born in Tangiers, where her parents are from.
“My family is my whole life. I am very close to my family. My friends are like friends to me and I even use Snapchat with them!” she tells the Belgian journal.
When La Capitale asked about her family’s support of the pageant process, Sahili replied, “Of course! Everybody supports me. They support that I pose in a bikini. There is nothing vulgar about it. I can be a practicing Muslim and pose in a bikini as long as I stay elegant and as long as it’s not done in a vulgar way.”
“I have always been Muslim. I go to the Mosque from time to time and, each year, I fast during Ramadan,” she adds, making a point to address her religious convictions.
The Miss Belgium 2017 pageant will take place on January 14, 2017 at the Plopsa Theatre in De Panne.