Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Monique Jaques‘ work from the fourth annual World Muslimah Award in Indonesia. The award, informally known as Miss Muslimah, is seen as Islam’s answer to Miss World. Instead of bikini rounds, Miss Muslimah contestants take part in Koran recitals, Islamic shopping challenges and debates around approved fashion accessories, to find a personality that could serve as a role model for millions of Muslim women around the world. But as it turns out, it’s not completely unlike traditional beauty pageants. There might be hijabs, but also high heels, tiaras and trophies. Jaques’ photographs offer a fascinating look at the event, which strives to put piety over beauty.
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