22-year-old Emna Abdelhedi bested thirteen other gorgeous finalists to be crowned the title of Miss Tunisie 2016 at the headquarters of UTICA in Tunis on December 6th, 2016. She will represent Tunisia at the Miss World 2017 pageant later this year.
Emna Abdelhedi (left) is the winner of Miss Tunisie 2016 pageant and will represent Tusinia at Miss World 2017
Emma’s court includes the first runner-up Syrine Chermiti (Miss Ben Arous) and the second runner-up Khaoula Gueye (Miss Kasserine).
Newly crowned Miss Tunisie 2016 Emna Abdelhedi (center) is planked by the first runner-up Syrine Chermiti (Miss Ben Arous) and the second runner-up Khaoula Gueye (Miss Kasserine). Photo courtesy of Kheled Nciri Photography.
Miss Tunisie (or Miss Tunisia) is the annual national beauty pageant in Tunisia that is responsible for selecting the country’s representative for Miss World and Miss International pageants. Miss Tunisie pageant originally commenced in the year 1956, though was discontinued in the year 1978.
Later in 1996, the President of Association TEJ, the present organizers of the pageant, Aida Antar revived the defunct Miss Tunisie contest. Though the pageant was revived, it was only in 2013 that Tunisia started sending representatives for international pageants. Heba Talmoudi, the Miss Tunisie 2013, represented Tunisia at Miss World 2013 held in Indonesia, marking the return of Tunisia at Miss World after a gap of 25 years.