The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to mark a significant milestone in its history by participating in the upcoming 73rd Miss Universe pageant for the first time ever.Twenty-seven-year-old Saudi model Rumy Al-Qahtani gears up to represent the Kingdom at the event in Mexico.

“Honored to participate in Miss Universe 2024,” Alqahtani wrote in Arabic on Instagram. “This is the first participation of Saudi Arabia in the Miss Universe competition.”