Kawtar Benhalima biography: 13 things about Miss Universe Morocco 2021


Kawtar Benhalima is a Moroccan beauty queen with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Hailing from Casablanca, Morocco, she is fluent in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

Benhalima loves arts, music and sports. She is a talented vocalist and she plays the piano.

Aside from singing, Benhalima also enjoys dancing, acting, writing, public speaking, photography and soccer. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. From 2002 to 2017, she attended The American School of Marrakesh in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  2. From June 2015 to July 2017, she volunteered for Ladies Circle as a meal distributor.
  3. From September 2016 to May 2017, she volunteered for the Reading Buddies Program as the head of program and a student reader.
  4. From October 2016 to November 2016, she was a volunteer tutor at the Education for All Program in Marrakesh.
  5. From January 2017 to February 2017, she worked for Kenzor in Marrakesh as a customer service sales assistant. From March 2017 to April 2017, she was a volunteer mentor at Dar Tifl, an orphanage in Marrakesh.
  6. In December 2017, Coursera issued her Moralities of Everyday Life certification.
  7. In 2018, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) Asia-Pacific in Singapore. From June 2018 to September 2018, she worked for Office Chérifien des Phosphates in Casablanca as a digital marketing intern. In November 2018, Coursera issued her Positive Psychology certification.
  8. In May 2019, Coursera issued her Philosophy, Science and Religion certification. From May 2019 to June 2019, se worked for Vicob Event and Engineering in Marrakesh.
  9. From June 2019 to July 2019, she was an Anais Maroc philanthropist. She supported patients with Down Syndrome.
  10. On November 6, 2021, she and 16 other finalists competed for the Miss Universe Morocco 2021 title in Casablanca. She was runner-up to Fatima-Zahra Khayat.
  11. On November 10, 2021, Khayat had an accident so she passed the Miss Universe Morocco 2021 title to her in a special ceremony in Casablanca.
  12. She was 22 years old when she was crowned Miss Universe Morocco 2021.
  13. On December 12, 2021, she represented Morocco at Miss Universe 2021 and competed against 79 other candidates in Eilat, Israel. She was unplaced.

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