"My name is Sahar El Maataoui and I am from Morocco. I am a model, actress and TV presenter.

From a very young age, I have been fascinated by storytelling, movies and beauty icons. So after graduating with a master degree in auditing and management control, I decided to follow my passion and dreams, and not be scared to follow an unusual path.

I started working as a model at the age of 17, while I was studying, it became officially my profession after graduation. Modeling has been a way for me to support myself financially, express myself and discover the world, as I collaborated with many agencies and lived in various countries for a few years.

After modeling, I started working in television and movies, in which I am very fond of.

Later on, I took acting and film making classes as it has always been my dream to work in this field.

During my career, I had the opportunity to travel to several places. This allowed me to gain experiences from different cultures, learn different traditions and helped open my mind to new opportunities.

I am honored to be the first Moroccan to represent my country in this competition and to inspire women to work hard for their dreams, to be perseverant and to never limit themselves.

I am looking forward to this big step in my career, to collaborate with new people and to share my experiences

Feel welcome to follow my journey @saharelmaataoui "