INTERVIEW: Miss Egypt 2021 Nadeen El-Gaiar: More than just a pretty face

Ghada Abdel-Kader, Thursday 7 Oct 2021

Miss Egypt 2021 Nadeen El-Gaiar spoke to Ahram Online in an interview about her journey to win her first beauty pageant title and her life in general.

Nadeen El Gaiar
Nadeen El Gaiar (courtesy from Miss Egypt Pageant)

“It is the first time ever for me to win a title. It means a lot, since it was a dream that I worked for so hard,” El-Gaiar told Ahram Online.

“I always looked up to beauty queens as role models. I have always been fascinated with beauty, education, culture, and knowledge,” she added.

“So, it was a dream to become one of them one day, and now here I am.”

El-Gaiar was crowned Miss Egypt 2021 after a close competition with 29 other stunning finalists that lasted for three months.

She dressed in a sparkling green evening gown, went down the catwalk as Miss Egypt for the first time, before rushing back for a group hug with the other competitors.

The prestigious annual national pageant aims to crown a woman based on her beauty and intellect. The contestants are chosen after a series of interviews, activities, training sessions, and events.

Miss Egypt Eco Teen Habiba Osman (L) and Miss Egypt 2021(R) Nadeen El-Gaiar (courtesy from Miss Egypt Pageant)

The 22-year-old beauty queen was born in Mansoura City. Her study, however, is far from the field of beauty, as she is a dentistry student in her senior year.

“I wanted to be in the medical field from a young age,” she commented.

El-Gaiar — who plays kickboxing, hip-hop dancing, and other sports — revealed some of the secrets of her visible charm.

“Drinking enough water on daily basis and having a skincare routine is the key.”

The Egyptian beauty queen — whose role model is India’s Miss World and actress Priyanka Chopra — believes true beauty comes from within.

“Being kind and well cultured is beauty,” she commented.

Her interest in volunteering has taken her to orphanages, non-profit hospitals, and charities, all of which she describes as part of her normal life.

“I have participated in non-profit social work with my friends in school since I was a young girl. Now I make the best of my potential as Miss Egypt.”

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