Bahrain to debut at Miss Universe 2021 under Manar Nadeem Deyani’s delegation

30 Nov 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

The Kingdom of Bahrain is all set to make history as it enters the list of debuting countries competing at the 70th edition of Miss Universe. Manar Nadeem Deyani was appointed Miss Universe Bahrain 2021 on Monday night and is now expected to represent Bahrain at Miss Universe 2021.

Manar Nadeem Deyani is a Fashion design student and resides in Dubai. Standing 155 cm tall, Deyani took to her official social media as she wrote, “I may be the shortest candidate in the history of Miss Universe, but I stand tall representing a country of love, peace and kindness – your first ever Miss Universe Bahrain.”

Her description on Miss Universe website says, Manar, also known as Jess, wants to raise awareness on issues like mental health, equality and inclusivity by using her platform to inspire many people to be more comfortable on their own skin and to show that beauty standards are here to be changed. Nowadays people have a concept of what a beauty queen is, but she is here on the international stage as the first Bahraini representative to show that we are a generation that breaks stereotype."



Manar is a student at the American University in the Emirates. The stunning beauty suffers from a disorder that causes anxiety and depression and she now wants to use her title and the global platform to raise awareness about the negative stigmas associated with mental health.

"A lot of people are suffering from it in their daily lives but are ashamed of asking help just because they do not want to be identified as someone ‘insane’. This has to change we need to normalise the discussion about mental health. It is a disease that doesn’t show any symptoms," she says.

"I am currently using my social media platform to connect with people who suffer from the same challenges, and I hope with my new title as Miss Universe Bahrain, I will be able to expand my reach and impact to create a world that truly understands the mental health issues”, she added.

Congratulations to the newly crowned queen.