Zhala Tawfiq as queen. "The empowerment of women has been a long standing goal of mine since my early teens," reads Kalasho's bio.

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The $2,000 oversized check Zhala Tawfiq received upon being crowned Miss Middle East was not a real check. The accompanying cosmetic procedures, sponsorships, wardrobe, and television auditions, that accompanied the check, were just as fake, ...

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