Newly crowned Miss Egypt 2005, Meryam George tells City Times that she is thankful to her country for giving the opportunity to serve society at large through her newly acquired position.

By Nihal Kamel (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Sat 23 Apr 2005, 12:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:49 PM

What prompted you to participate in the Miss Egypt contest?

Winning the Miss Egypt title was a dream for me. I love my country and I have cherished a desire to represent my country on international as well as Arabic platforms. I also intend to do something special for the sake of my fellow human beings and society at large.

Your mother said that she had expected you to win.

She is my mother, she loves me. So her expectations are natural.

How did you handle the competition from other contestants?

We underwent rigorous pre-contest training sessions. We sat through various sessions on beauty, general awareness and health; basically we concentrated on personality as a whole. All that was of great help.

According to you, what has this competition done for you?

Beauty in this competition is beyond the outer image. It also means culture and morals. This kind of exposure to competitions helps improve a girl's understanding of her own cultural roots.

What kind of changes do you see in your social life after your winning the title?

I can't describe my feelings in words now. But I am really proud of my country. I am very happy and I am looking forward to representing Egypt at various international platforms. I also wish to thank my country for giving me this golden opportunity.

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