Nadeen Fahd of Syria poses after being awarded 6th Miss Arab World.(AFP Photo / Amro Maraghi)Syrian beauty Nadine Fahad has been named Miss Arab World 2012 at a beauty pageant in Cairo. The brunette proudly announced she dedicated her victory to her native country, war-torn Syria, as well as her “second home,” Egypt. To pick up the coveted title Fahad beat 15 other contenders from Lebanon to Sudan. Egypt’s Rovan Yousuf came second and Tunisia’s Nadya Khalifa ranked third in the contest, Al Arabiya reported.According to the event’s website, organizers of the contest were looking for an “ideal Arab girl” to represent her country in respect to traditional Arab values of modesty and culture. Each contender, aged between 19-26, had to take written and oral exams to prove she is more than “just a pretty face”.Only a third of the marks in the Miss Arab World pageant go on appearance. The most important evaluation is based on the girls’ cultural knowledge, communication capabilities and manners. The event was reportedly attended by a number of Arab ambassadors, dignitaries and famed actors, while Arab singers, such as Doli Shahin and Marwa, performed during the show.