Before Saddam and Osama, Colonel Muammar Gadaffi was one of the most reviled leaders in the world.
Libya still ranks in the Axis of Evil roster. Why then does this hotbed of anti-Americanism host the most iconic of Western competitions – a beauty pageant?
A first for Libya, anathema to traditional Muslim life, and even a burr in the saddle of many Western cultures, this battle of the beauties is guaranteed to produce some heated, if not scandalous, events.
BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD follows the exploits of 19 year-old Teca Zendik, the American contender for the crown.