The Miss Iraq has been founded in 1947 and in 1972 the country participated in Miss Universe history. Wijdan Sulyman was crowned Hasna'a Al-Iraq (or Belle of Iraq) in 1972 and is the first known Iraqi woman to hold a national beauty title. She was the first Iraqi Pageant winner to participate in Miss Universe.
In 2015 the first season after 43 years absence, the official national beauty contest of Iraq recognized by Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities has been held in Baghdad. The Miss Iraq titles set to be three categories which are Miss Iraq, Iraq's Maiden of Beauty and Mesopotamian Princess.
Miss Iraq 2017 Final Results
Miss Iraq 2017 (winner): Vian Amer Noori Sulaimani (Miss Karkh-West Baghdad)
1st Runner-up: Masty Hama (Miss Halabja Hawraman)
2nd Runner-up: Marina Roqan (Miss Rusafa-East Baghdad)
3rd Runner-up: Sara Abdulwahid (Miss Erbil)
Top 8: Shahad Shaalan (Miss Baghdad Belt) Solen Omer (Miss Chavy Tourism City) Lydya Khallat (Miss Nineveh) Shnyar Ali (Miss Sulaymaniyah)