Is This The True Face of the Lebanese Beauty??

In this post, we will take you back in time. Watch this short interview of the Lebanese representative (Miss Lebanon), at Miss Universe 2010.

What do you think of this interview? Was she well prepared for it? Did she answer well in English? Did she sound interesting, unique and fun? Or serious and boring? Also, did she look as though she was a true representation of the Lebanese beauty?

This is not intended to attack the person we are referring to in this post. It’s more about going over mistakes that occurred, and reflecting on the history of the ML organization.

We will post our standpoint at a later time, feel free to rate this video in the meantime.

  1. Lebanese representatives to Miss Universe 2009-2011 failed to make any impression by playing the safe “good girl” card. Rahaf was the worst. Sad.

    • Maybe.. but it can also be out of respect for the person concerned in this post, if you want to look at it from a different viewpoint.
      Sometimes we try to avoid mentioning names when we know that a post may instigate negative comments.

  2. Rahaf Abdallah winning Miss Lebanon 2010 will always be a mystery to me, though I must admit that her swimsuit shots from the Miss Universe official page are quite gorgeous…by the way, I am looking for some info on past Miss Lebanon winners from the civil war years (1975-1990), which is the least documented part of the pageant’s history, as part of my research for a short story I’ve been writing for the past 3 years, set in Beirut during the 1980′s…for example, is it true that Assi Helani’s wife, Colette Boulos, was crowned Miss Lebanon 1989? I am asking because Lebanon did not send any representatives to any international pageants from 1989 to 1990, hence the mystery…I would also like to suggest that the author of Lebanese Beauty Press create a post dedicated to the ladies who represented Lebanon at international pageants during the civil war, as some sort of a tribute to them, since not many of them are well-remembered today as ambassadors of beauty during such a troubled period in history…thanks!

    • Hi Gaby… I’m glad you’re interested to know about this news. Collete wasn’t sent to any international pageant because it was discovered that she was still under-aged (might be not entirely true news though). Since it was a Lebanese political turmoil back then in the late 80′s (due to the civil war), a previous winner of Miss Lebanon, Sylvana Samaha, was given the title again (akeed, wasta as usual, and yes this is real news). Also, may I suggest that you visit this website: and browse in all the years of Miss Universe and Miss World and you’ll know who were the Lebanese representatives at those pageants from 1954 onwards. However, please note that the first Miss Lebanon ever was crowned in 1939 and she was the late Jamila Haddad Al Khalil.

      • Thanks for the brilliant bits of information, RBH…yes I have browsed through pageantopolis way before I came across LBP…
        …since I am not Lebanese and therefore know very little about its beauty industry, I gradually became a regular visitor of LBP because I am really interested in the history of Miss Lebanon…one of the reasons behind my curiosity is the fact that Miss Lebanon was still held annually (please correct me if I’m wrong) even when civil war broke out between 1975-1990, and in spite of the violence, Lebanon still managed to send a representative to international pageants like Miss World, Miss Universe and the now discontinued Maja Miss International…as such, I really admire women like Josiane Haddad, Mireille Abi Fares, Jacqueline Riachi, Sylvia Hobeika, Sahar Mohsen Haydar, Sawsan el Sayed, Eliane Khoury, Marie Khoury, May Mansour Chahwan Mrad and Ramona Karam etc because they were brave enough to represent Lebanon at a time when the country was torn by civil war and multiple invasions…perhaps I might even write a short story, with a Miss Lebanon contestant of the 1980′s as my heroine! Yet sadly, so little is known about these courageous and beautiful women…which is why I requested LBP to dedicate a post to them, and reveal to us their contributions to the organisation of Miss Lebanon during those troubled years, and perhaps if it’s not too intrusive, a glimpse into their current whereabouts…

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