The Miss Universe international beauty pageant brought together the contestants from Israel and Iraq, which are, when it comes to politics, officially enemies.
As contestants for Miss Universe 2017 gather in Las Vegas ahead of November 26 for the grand finale, where over 100 women are running for the 66th competition, it’s no surprise many have been grabbing photo opportunities together.
However, when Miss Iraq, Sarah Eedan, posted a selfie with fellow contestant Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, they may not have released how mixed reaction would be on social media.
Ms Gandelsman shared a similar photo on her Instagram account calling Miss Iraq “amazing”. Her post was liked nearly 3,000 times.
There are many other photos with other contestants featured on Ms Gandelsman’s Facebook page, but this one has touched hearts and nerves equally. Given there are no diplomatic relations between Israel and Iraq.