Vida Samadzai was the 2003 Afghani contestant for the Miss Earth title. She was severely condemned by the both Afghan authorities and community for seeking the title.  Samadzai was born in Afghanistan but raised in the United States. She was living in India at the time of the contest.  The Afghan Supreme Court banned swimsuit contests and said that appearing naked in beauty contests is completely un-Islamic, and is against Afghan tradition, human honour and dignity. Habiba Sarabi , the Afghan women affairs minister, said Samadzai's semi-naked appearance "is not women's freedom but in my opinion is to entertain men". Afghanistan's embassy in Washington DC declared that claims by Afghan American Samadzai to represent Afghanistan is baseless.  Samadzai, the second woman to be crowned Miss Afghanistan after Zohra Daoud 's crowning in 1972, received a number of death threats and had to be under the protection of FBI for three months.   She said she was a bit uncomfortable wearing the "70s style red bikini" and was aware of the risks involved.