Shaila Sabt - Miss Arab Gulf for Miss Universe 2013
Bahraini model has been nominated for Miss Universe 2013, becoming the first Arab Gulf woman to take part in the largest beauty pageant in the world.
Twenty-three-year old Shaila Sabt had previously been crowned Bahrain's Top Model 2010 during a six-month-long event based on the vote of an audience, Al Arabiya was quoted as saying in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News.
Sabt, who has a bachelor's degree in human resources, said her main dream is to become an international model and represent her country.
There have been other Arab nominees for Miss Universe.