Sharing her intention to join Bollywood, she said: “Absolutely yes! Looking forward to meaningful projects that I could contribute to, also at the moment I’m trying to learn more about logistics to be able to start up my agro business.”
It was six weeks back when the Miss Universe Organisation (MUO) headquartered in New York, USA, appointed Yugen as the Miss Universe-United Arab Emirates president and national director.
The elected queen, who studies journalism, is 167 centimetres tall and weighs 51 kilogrammes, and will receive a financial prize of $100,000. She will also represent Lebanon in the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.
The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat. The pageant was held in the middle of the night, wrapping up at 5 am local time (10 p.m. EST) to accommodate the primetime schedule in the US.
The 22-year-old added: "I was bullied for gaining weight. It was kind of uncomfortable and really surprising for me to see how people started having their opinions, which should not really matter."
The glitzy competition, born from a 1921 Atlantic City beauty contest just a year after women were given the right to vote, maintains a complicated presence in American culture that has undergone multiple waves of feminism.