Jessia Islam

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Jessia Islam
Jessia Islam in Dhaka 03 cropped.jpg
Jessia in 2017
Born (1997-05-16) 16 May 1997 (age 22)
  • Model
  • beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Bangladesh 2017
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Bangladesh 2017
(Winner) [a]
Miss World 2017
(Top 40)

Jessia Islam (Bengali: জেসিয়া ইসলাম; born 16 May 1997) is a Bangladeshi model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Bangladesh 2017. She represented Bangladesh in the Miss World 2017 competition, where she placed in the Top 40.[1]

Jessia Islam crowned Miss Bangladesh 2017.

Early life and education[edit]

Islam was born in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, on 16 May 1997, and was raised in Gendaria Thana. She works as a professional model and is a student of South-Point School and College in Dhaka.


In 2017, Islam competed in the Miss Bangladesh 2017 competition. Originally, she was announced as the second runner-up, but after it was revealed that host Sheena Chohan read the results incorrectly, Islam was crowned first runner-up behind Jannatul Nayeem Avril. Immediately after the results were revealed, several judges of the competition came forward stating that they chose Islam as the winner, but Avril was crowned Miss Bangladesh 2017 instead for unknown reasons.[2]

Five days after the competition, Avril was dethroned and Islam was crowned Miss Bangladesh 2017 in her place, after it was discovered that Avril had been previously married in 2013, before divorcing two months afterwards.[3][4][5] Official rules state that no contestants may be currently or previously married.[6][7] Islam went on to represent Bangladesh at the Miss World 2017 competition.[8][9][10] At Miss World, Islam was declared the winner of group six of the Head-to-Head Challenge, which allowed her to place in the Top 40. She was also the runner-up for the People's Choice Award.[11]


  1. ^ Islam was originally 1st runner-up, but became Miss Bangladesh after it was revealed that the original titleholder, Jannatul Nayeem Avril, had been previously married.


  1. ^ "Jessia Islam". Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  2. ^ "Jessia Islam new 'Miss World Bangladesh'". East West Media Group. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Jannatul Avril stripped of crown, Jessia new Miss World Bangladesh". 2A Media Limited. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Farcical Miss World Bangladesh ends with Jessia crowned winner". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Jannatul stripped of crown, Jessia new Miss World Bangladesh". 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Jannatul Nayeem stripped of Miss World Bangladesh title". The Daily Prothom Alo. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Jessia Islam now 'Miss World Bangladesh'". Skyroute Media Limited. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ "এবার 'মিস ওয়ার্ল্ড বাংলাদেশ' জেসিয়া" (in Bengali).
  9. ^ "বিশ্বসুন্দরীর মঞ্চে যাচ্ছেন জেসিয়া ইসলাম -" (in Bengali).
  10. ^ "শেষ হাসি জেসিয়ার, তিনিই 'মিস ওয়ার্ল্ড বাংলাদেশ'". (in Bengali).
  11. ^ "Bangladesh's Jessia Islam in Miss World finals". The Daily Star. 12 November 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jannatul Ferdoush Peya
Miss Bangladesh
Succeeded by
Jannatul Ferdous Oishee