the event: 'This week, on the initiative of Cumhuriyet newspaper, the second Turkish beauty contest took place. The new beauty queen is Mübeccel Namik Hanim, who has green eyes, is tall, and well proportione The members of the jury, who included celebrated novelists and writers, expressed some interesting views. Hüseyin Rahmi said, "Each one of them is beautiful, and it is difficult to select amid such abundance." Halit Ziya declared, "I was overcome." Ahmet Ihsan said, "I thought I was dreaming." Abdülhak Hamit commented, "I thought I had entered paradise." Countess Soranzo said, "I thought I had been in heaven." Hüseyin Cahit said, "I am awed." Sükufe Nihal remarked, "Very difficult. So difficult I cannot find a reply." Ismail Müstak declared, "I pine for all of them." And Rezan Emin said, "Number 32 was like a rose."' Number 32 was Mübeccel Namik Hanim, but unfortunately she did not reach the finals in the French city of Cannes.
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