Peter Bejjani is a young handsome Lebanese model with a fine sense of humor. He is currently pursuing an advertising and marketing degree at Notre Dame University, Louaize. He was born in Beirut on September 12, 1990, to an internationally renowned hair stylist George Bejjani, and Rita Haddad.
It had never occurred to Peter that he was fit for modeling. However, having many models as close friends, it was hard for him to stay behind the scenes. He eventually couldn’t resist the temptation of the spotlight and decided to take “modeling” for a test-drive. I had an interesting cup of coffee with Peter one afternoon and this is how it went.
Lebanese Beauty Press: Hello Peter. Introduce yourself to our readers in your own way:
Peter Bejjani: Peter Bejjani if I may say is a down-to-earth guy living it up day by day ; spoiled maybe but ambitious definitely. You know that for a guy my age, life throws new and different experiences along the way, and I always try to capture and enjoy each one of them. I am the kind of guy who would like to try and fail, rather than not to try at all.
LBP: How do you enjoy modeling and who do you work with?
PB: I am actually a freelancer. I try to look in all directions. Modeling is a great experience, I will not lie to you, but one must keep in mind that it only lasts so long; and so do your looks. So when you have them, try to make the best of them; and most importantly, enjoy it.
LBP: Where do you see the modeling field going in Lebanon? Has it improved or remained the same?
PB: Maybe it has, but I actually think that every man makes his own luck. So the modeling field may improve or stay the same, but it is us, the models, who can make a difference.
LBP: Where would you like your career in modeling to lead you?
PB: I honestly am pursuing a business career that I focus most of my efforts on. As for my modeling career, it can lead me anywhere; broaden my horizons to the world as a starter.
LBP: What role does being a model impose on you?
PB: I think that when you are a model, people look up to you for inspiration. So if you don’t inspire people to the better, you have failed your true calling and role as a model.
LBP: The next thing most models want to pursue is an acting career, is it so for you too?
PB: Acting is something we all know how to do. A lie can sometimes be an act. I wouldn’t mind perfecting my “acting” and see where I can reach from there. Who knows, but I am certain of one thing, if I really put my mind to it, I will make it happen.
LBP: Favorite Actor?
PB: I am not much into Arabic drama but I am fond of the actor Wissam Hanna. He has had many main roles that made him well established in the acting industry.
LBP: Can you name 2 models that have recently carried our name internationally?
PB: First I would like to congratulate Danielle Salamouny, a dear friend that has proven herself successful by bringing home the Miss World Supermodel title. We are proud of her!
Second I would say Rami Yassine. He is an international model that inspires me greatly. He has expanded his reach recently, and was a great support too.
LBP: Have you thought of beauty contests like Mr. Lebanon?
PB: I honestly wouldn’t mind the experience, and as I told you, I tend to make the best I can out of every situation. The sky is the limit, why not Mr. World? (smiling)
LBP: How did you like the 2012 Mr. Lebanon results?
PB: Well, you already know that Rodolphe is like a third brother to me. We ate and drank together for years. When the result was announced, I had tears in my eyes, because I felt it was a personal victory. I am certain of his success and the great qualities he has. Good luck King!
LBP: Who is your favorite author?
PB: Paulo Coelho writes magic. So does Robert Kiyosaki, one of Obama’s personal advisors. He opened my eyes to many untold business issues that are foreseen by people in the business world today.
Regionally, I enjoyed Dina Husseini’s writings, a rising Cypriot-Lebanese author that we are lucky to have. Her latest release “The Love Wave” was a best seller.
LBP: How do you deal with arrogant people?
PB: I am an advertising and marketing guy. I say ”Hate the game but don’t hate the players”.
LBP: Give one-word answer to the following:
Your parents: Responsible
LBP: What do you think of Lebanese Beauty Press?
PB: Great journalists and interesting content. I think it rocks!!
LBP: Thank you Peter, I was delighted with your honesty. Good luck on your career and plans!
PB: Thank you very much, it was my pleasure to be on your magazine.
Photographer: Mokhtar Beyrouth
Art Director: Jean Philippe Naim
Fashion Stylist: Ola Achkar