Dubai: Miss Bahrain bagged the Miss Arab World 2007 crown in Cairo on Friday night after nearly six hours of contest.
Wafaa Ganahi, a 23-year-old teacher from the Law Faculty of Bahrain University, won the title, while the first runner-up was 25-year-old Miss Egypt Shaimaa Mansour. Miss Lebanon Rula Bahij, 23, was the second runner-up.
Wafaa, Bahrain's first ever contestant in the event, was crowned by Miss Arab World 2006 Claudia Hanna from Iraq.
Asked whether she would continue her teaching career, Wafaa hesitantly nodded in affirmation.
Earlier, Shaimaa, who is a football referee, said she was attending the contest to promote Egypt's tourism and sports.
Seventeen women from 15 countries attended the final competition, one of the major attractions of the second Arab Tourism Festival, which opened in Cairo.
The first Miss Arab World Contest was held in Sharm Al Shaikh last year.