A Muslim woman has made pageant history after refusing to wear a bikini in the swimsuit section of the Miss Universe Great Britain competition.

Muna Jama decided to wear a kaftan instead of a bikini because of her religious beliefs.

Muna took to her Instagram page to share her image and explain her historic decision.

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“It takes bravery, emotional resilience and most importantly surrounding yourself with strong minded people who are prepared to make great sacrifices to welcome permanent and positive change.

“I may not be able to unwrite a moment in my life but I know a moment will never define me.

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“I will always rise above your expectations and pushed past your limitations.

"You are what you say you are, and your imaginations can be your worst enemy unless you overcome your fears. Be careful of what you think of others because it's a reflection of what you are.

“Work at being a better person, and one day we can welcome a better World. . . This moment has proved that I am capable of almost anything I set my mind to and limitations is a status waiting to be changed. I thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision.”