Sharm el Sheikh, December 2017: Swim fast, wear a crown and dream big – the most beautiful mermaids from all over the world gave their all for the sparkling battle of the Miss Mermaid World Contest in the Grand Hotel Sharm El Scheikh in Egypt from November 17 – December 03, 2017. In the end, at the award night for the title Miss Mermaid International, the seashell crown went to England with Laura Siddall swimming up on the Mermaid throne, beating first runner-up, Frenchwoman Marie Potosniak. Second runner-up was Claudia Rubner from South Tyrol. The event presented a chain of highlights – one being the official visit of the Governor of South Sinai Major General Khaled Fouda, who congratulated the Mermaids personally on the successful competition.
Combination of beauty contest and sports competition
The exciting annual event is a combination of beauty contest and sports competition. This year saw as many mermaids participating as never before, from countries all over the world – making it the largest event in Mermaid history. This year’s competition was again supported by the leading Egyptian hotel chain RED SEA HOTELS, the tour operator ETI Express Travel International GmbH and the Egyptian Tourist Authority.
Mohamed Abdel Gabbar, Director of the Egyptian Tourist Authority/ Tourism Board for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland, said: “We were happy to support the prestigious Miss Mermaid World Finals again, which took place for the 3rd time in Egypt this year. Egypt is the perfect holiday destination for international top events with close proximity to Europe and a lot of international destinations. Egypt is one of the best hotspots for sports events, fashion shows, model contests or all in one like the Miss Mermaid event. In our land of the Pharaohs, we offer the beauty of nature from the desert to the sea with a fantastic variety of leisure time activities and world-class hospitality.“