Vida Samadzai

vida samadzai

Vida Samadzai(born February 22, 1978) is an Afghan-American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Afghanistan in 2003. As the first Afghan woman to participate in an international beauty pageant since 1974, her appearance in a red bikini in the 2003 edition of Miss Earth pageant created controversy in her native country.She also entered in the fifth season of the Indian reality television show Bigg Boss .

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 Vida Samadzai's Biography

Samadzai also helped found a US-based women's charity that seeks to raise awareness of women's rights and education in the Afghanistan.

The following year, Samadzai returned to the pageant and was among the 11 jurors who helped choose Priscilla Meirelles as Miss Earth 2004 . On coronation night, the young women's rights activist wore a gown, saying: "I don't know if they'll have a problem this time because I'm not showing any skin or wearing a swimsuit".

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 Vida Samadzai's Awards and achievements

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 Vida Samadzai's Reality television

As Contestant
Bigg Boss (season 5)
11th Place
Evicted Day 49

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 Vida Samadzai's References

  1. Beauty prize for Miss Afghanistan,, 10 November 2003
  2. Miss Afghanistan named "beauty for a cause', St. Petersburg Times, 10 November 2003.
  3. "Models, wrestler, transgender: Bigg Boss 5 inmates". Indiavision news. October 3, 2011. 
  4. "Miss Afghanistan wins award at Miss Earth",, 10 November 2003.
  5. Vida Samadzai, Afghan Beauty Queen, Banned,, 5 September 2006.
  6. Lauded at pageant, woman condemned by Afghan officials, Michigan Daily, 10 November 2003.
  7. "Miss Afghanistan Takes Prize at Miss Earth Contest", Associated Press,, 10 November 2003.
  8. Afghan beauty queen makes history, BBC News, 23 October 2003.
  9. Asia: Afghanistan: Anti-Pageant Judges, The New York Times
  10. "Afghan women's organization in "Miss Earth" show - Indymedia Ireland". Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  11. "Opinion & Reviews - Wall Street Journal". Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  12. Ms.America Pageant website[dead link]

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