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Leyla najafe - Director

Layla is the Director of Miss Universal Empire. For many years, Layla has competed successfully and judged in national and international beauty pageants across the world. Layla has a unique passion for her work, bringing joy and a reforming energy to everything she has been involved in. She identified the need for change in beauty pageants and wants Miss Universal Empire to reassess how women compete for the title. She recognises that there are many assets that make a Beauty Queen and she wants to celebrate these in women between 35-65. Miss Universal Empire will select three Queens in three categories: 35-45 and 45-55 plus 55-65. It is a competition that recognises diversity and women who have faced significant challenges in their lives. It will be a remarkable opportunity for development for every candidate who competes; support will be offered to allow them to realise and achieve their personal and professional dreams.

In addition to her work in the beauty pageant industry, Layla has had personal success in numerous other areas of her life. She is an international figure, specifically known for her catwalk appearances. In modelling, she has coached numerous other models, helping them through their journeys. She has also been a producer and actress on numerous films in many countries. She is also a company director of companies in the U.K. and Switzerland.

Layla is very excited to welcome the diverse range of candidates to Miss Universal Empire: she cannot wait to see you shine on the stage. She would also like to thank the international team behind Miss Universal Empire and is grateful that they all work towards the same beautiful mission: “impossible doesn’t exist”.