There’s a new face in the Miss World 2013 competition that has sparked the most interesting teaser. Currently trending worldwide is “Miss Uzbekistan mystery” and whether you’re a fan of beauty pageants or not, you’re most likely to be intrigued by this tale. You see, no one knows exactly where Miss Uzbekistan (whose real name is Rakhima Ganieva) came from, and some say she is simply an imposter. According to the latest panic in the celebration of beauty, charm and talents, there is no Miss Uzbekistan title, competition or title holder. To put it bluntly, they are calling Miss Uzbekistan Rakhima Ganieva a fake.
You can see Miss Uzbekistan on the official Miss World 2013 website along with the other competitors and she appears as any other hopeful beauty pageant winner. While some are angered at the fact that a woman from a predominantly Muslim country that doesn’t hold beauty pageants managed to slip under the ropes, avoid the hoops and land as one of the contestants, others are saying she’s a beautiful girl and wondering what all the hoopla is about. Is this a story of a gold-digger who wants to make a name for herself by claiming the title of Miss World, or is it the story of a girl who had a lifelong (well, 18-year-old) dream of becoming the most beautiful, alluring and charming girl in the world, but unfortunately she lived in a country that is described by the U.S. government as infringing upon human rights? Whatever the saga, the Miss Uzbekistan mystery is sure to earn someone a pretty penny.
What may be the most fascinating tidbit in this delectable tale is that reports say Uzbekistan doesn’t even have a beauty pageant in which a Miss World contestant could be nominated. If that were the case, did Rakhima Ganieva simply enter herself? Is it possible that she had no ill-will or intent and just submitted herself as the nominee? The details regarding her acceptance into the Miss World 2013 pageant will be interesting to determine, indeed. It seems that until all the facts are learned; it might be premature to call Ganieva an “imposter” “fraud” or “scam artist.” She may simply have entered the Miss World 2013 pageant because she was the only woman who tried. We don’t know the facts yet, and it seems too early to dash the dreams of a woman who very well may have accomplished a brave feat.
By looking at Miss Uzbekistan’s photos, you can tell she is a beauty. She has the dark, mysterious looks of a Kim Kardashian meets Katherine McPhee and certainly meets the standards of “Western good-looks.”
There is no word yet as to whether Miss Uzbekistan will be disqualified before the pageant finale is held on Sept. 28, 2013, live from the Sentul International Convention Center in beautiful Jakarta, Indonesia. It would be wonderful to see if Miss Uzbekistan makes it to the final top 5 and if so, what they will do about her seemingly empty lack of credentials and qualifications. As for beauty and talent, Ganieva seems to have plenty, according to her biography as listed on the official website..
Though it’s difficult to make such an early prediction, it looks like Miss Uzbekistan is headed for quite the competition. Miss Russia Elmira Abdrazakov is an undeniable beauty as well as Miss Italy Sarah Baderna. Judging from their initial photos and work, it seems these two should go far in the Miss World 2013 pageant. Can Miss Uzbekistan truly hold her own? If Uzbekistan doesn’t have a beauty pageant contest that would qualify her for Miss World 2013, then does that mean she is inexperienced with beauty pageants as a whole?
Will Miss Uzbekistan stumble her way on stage, stammer through her words and ultimately make a spectacle of herself? Or is she a professional who simply didn’t have access through her country to participate and found another way to achieve her dream?
Here is Miss Uzbekistan’s biography as listed on the official Miss World 2013 website.
“Let me introduce myself. My name is Rakhima Ganieva. I am from a beautiful and sunny city Tashkent famous for its architectural monuments and its hospitable and friendly people. Tashkent is not only the capital of Uzbekistan but also an important historical and cultural centre.
As for me, I am 18 years old. I have graduated from Tashkent Professional College of Tourism and I plan to enter the university, probably the law faculty.
“Like most young people of my age, I have a lot of hobbies and interests. First of all, I am fond of music, classical as well as modern. I can also play the piano. Besides, sport plays a very important role in my life. I had been going in for callisthenics for 4 years but now I prefer playing tennis. I lead a healthy lifestyle. When I have some free time, I like to read a good book. For example, my favourite Russian writers are Chekhov, Dostoevsky,Tolstoy.
“I like travelling as I am very interested in the cultures and lifestyles of other countries. I have been to Russia, England, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus. And now I am very excited and happy that I am taking part in this significant event, namely the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant which will be held in a very amazing country Indonesia.
Finally, I’d like to thank all the people who help me and support me."
What do you think of the Miss Uzbekistan mystery? Are you curious to see if she is disqualified or competes in the finale? What will happen if Miss Uzbekistan wins?
You may see a photo slideshow of Miss Uzbekistan Rakhima Ganieva above.