Miss Lebanon

Miss Lebanon (Arabic: ملكة جمال لبنان‎) is the national beauty pageant in Lebanon. The current Miss Lebanon is Maya Reaidy who was crowned on 29 September 2018.

Miss Lebanon Organization
Formation1930
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersBeirut
Location
Membership
Official language
Arabic
Chairperson
Antoine Maksoud
Websitewww.misslebanon.org

HistoryEdit

Miss Lebanon has been broadcast on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) since 1975 and still till our days now, its winner will be sent to Miss Universe . It is currently organised by Miss Lebanon committee " Mr Antoine Maksoud ". The pageant has been cancelled a few times due to civil wars, conflicts with Israel and lack of protection for the delegates. The official winner represents Lebanon at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Miss Lebanon Organization awards its winner prizes totalling over $400,000.

FormatEdit

 
Joëlle Behlock, Miss Lebanon 1997
 
Rosarita Tawil, Miss Lebanon 2008

Every year, the Miss Lebanon pageant takes on a new format with a new number of contestants. The pageant has taken the form of a one night gala, several primes, and even reality television. Below is an outline of the recent years of the pageant's format:

Year Miss Lebanon Contestants Venue
2003 Marie-José Hnein 16 LBC Centre
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim 16 LBC Centre
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached 30 Casino du Liban
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim 18 Casino du Liban
2008 Rosarita Tawil 18 LBC Centre
2009 Martine Andraos 16 LBC Centre
2010 Rahaf Abdallah 16 LBC Centre
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael 16 Beirut Souks
2012 Rina Chibany 16 Platea Theatre
2013 Karen Ghrawi 15 Beirut Leisure Centre
2014 Saly Greige 14 Casino du Liban
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra 14 Casino du Liban
2016 Sandy Tabet[1] 15 Casino du Liban
2017 Perla Helou 15 Casino du Liban
2018 Maya Reaidy 30 Forum de Beyrouth
2020 TBA TBA TBA

TitleholdersEdit

The winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Previously, in some instances the winner has also competed at the Miss International pageant.
Year Miss Lebanon Notes
1930 Leila Zoghbi
1935 Jamila Al Khalil
1952 Leila Saroufim
1953 Hania Beydun
1958 Hind Skaff
1959 Gladys Tabet
1960 Leila Antaki
1961 Nouhad El Cabbabe
1962 Éléonore Abi Karam
1963 Mona Slim
1964 Nana Barakat
1965 Yolla Georges Harb
1966 Marlène Talih
1967 Sonia Fares
1968 Lilly Bissar
1969 Georgette Gerro
1970 Georgina Rizk Miss Universe 1971
1971 Odette Naim
1972 Marcelle Herro
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian
1974 Gisèle Hachem
1975 Ramona Karam
1977 Vera Alouane
1978 Katia Fakhry
1979 Jocelyne Daou
1980 Celeste Assal
1981 Suzanne Bou Nader
1982 Dolly Michel Khoury
1983 Sylvia Hobeika
1984 Reine Philip Barakat
1985 Mary Khoury
1986 Gina Issa
1988 Colette Boulos
1991 Diana Begdache
1992 Nicole Bardawil
1993 Ghada El Turk
1994 Lara Badawi
1995 Dina Azar
1996 Nisrine Sami Naser
1997 Joëlle Behlock
1998 Clémence Achkar
1999 Norma Elias Naoum
2000 Sandra Rizk
2001 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2003 Marie-José Hnein
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim
2008 Rosarita Tawil
2009 Martine Andraos
2010 Rahaf Abdallah
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael
2012 Rina Chibany
2013 Karen Ghrawi
2014 Sally Greige
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra
2016 Sandy Tabet
2017 Perla Helou
2018 Maya Reaidy
2020 TBA TBA

Big Four pageants representativesEdit

The Miss Lebanon winner competes at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. On occasion, a runner-up is sent. Here International pageants under Miss Lebanon Organization; Miss Lebanon and Miss Lebanon Emigrant who will go to Miss International pageant.

The following women represented Lebanon in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[2][3] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[4][5][6]

Miss Universe LebanonEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Lebanon has started to send a Miss Lebanon to Miss Universe from 1955. The Miss Universe Lebanon held for the first time after Miss Lebanon 1970 won Miss Universe 1971. From 1998 to 2017 the Miss Lebanon by LBC franchised the Miss Universe for the main winner of Miss Lebanon. Started in 2019 MTV returned to manage the Miss Lebanon pageant and officially sends the main winner to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Miss Lebanon Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Did not compete
2018 Maya Reaidy Unplaced Miss Lebanon — Michel Gabriel El Murr (MTV) and Rima Fakih Directorship
2017 Jana Sader Unplaced Miss Lebanon 2017 (1st Runner-up); Appointed to represent Lebanon at Miss Universe 2017 by MTV Lebanon, after being appointed the new franchise holder for Miss Universe in Lebanon
2016 Sandy Tabet Did not compete Miss Lebanon 2016 was unable to compete after MTV Lebanon franchised the Miss Universe license. They didn't send her and didn't even send a delegate that year
2015 Cynthia Samuel Unplaced Miss Lebanon 2015 (1st Runner-up)
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2012 Rina Chibany Unplaced The first twin who won Miss Lebanon in history
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael Unplaced
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced
2008 Rosarita Tawil Did not compete Allocated to Miss World 2008
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced
2006 Gabrielle Bou Rached Unplaced
2005 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2004 Marie-José Hnein Unplaced
2003 Did not compete
2002 Christina Sawaya Did not compete Decided to drop out of the competition after stating that she would not compete in a pageant with Miss Israel
2001 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
2000 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced Best National Costume (2nd Runner-up) Miss Lebanon org. — Antoine Maqsoud (LBC) Directorship
Miss Universe Lebanon
1998 Nina Kaddis Unplaced Miss Universe Lebanon 1997 (3rd Runner-up); Appointed to represent Lebanon after the Miss Universe Lebanon did not happen in 1998
1997 Dalida Chammai Unplaced
1996 Julia Syriani Unplaced Miss Universe Lebanon — MTV Directorship
Did not compete between 1994—1995
1993 Samaya El Chedrawi Unplaced Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
1992 Abir El Sharrouf Unplaced
1991 Fida El Chehayeb Unplaced Miss Universe Lebanon - Antoine Maqsoud (LBC) Directorship
Did not compete between 1989—1990
1988 Elaine Georges Fakhoury Unplaced
1987 Sahar El Haydar Unplaced
1986 Reine Philip Barakat Unplaced
1985 Joyce Sahab Unplaced
1984 Marie Ibrahim Unplaced
1983 May Mansour Chahwan Unplaced
Did not compete between 1979—1982
1978 Renée Antoine Seman Unplaced
1977 Hyam Saadé Unplaced Best National Costume (2nd Runner-up)
1976 Did not compete
1975 Suad El Nachoul Unplaced
1974 Laudy Slim Gabache Unplaced Miss Universe Lebanon — Official delegate to Miss Universe
Miss Lebanon
1973 Marcèlle Herro Top 12
1972 Odette Naim Did not compete
1971 Georgina Rizk Miss Universe 1971
1970 Georgette Gero Unplaced
1969 Lilly Bissar Did not compete
1968 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1967 Marlène Talih Did not compete
1966 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1962 Nouhad El Cabbabe Top 15
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1960 Gládys Tabet Unplaced
Did not compete between 1956—1959
1955 Hania Beydun Unplaced Miss Lebanon org. — Raymond Loir Directorship. Miss Lebanon 1953 appointed to be the first "Miss Universe Lebanon 1955"

Miss World LebanonEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Lebanon has started to send a delegate to Miss World from 1960. The Runner-up or winner allows to compete at Miss World.
Year Miss World Lebanon Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Did not compete
2018 Mira Al-Toufaily Unplaced Head-to-head challenge winner, Beauty With A Purpose (Top 12) Miss Lebanon 2018 (1st Runner-up)
2017 Perla Helou Top 40 Head-to-head challenge winner, Miss World Multimedia (Top 5), People's Choice award (Top 10)
2016 Sandy Tabet Unplaced
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra Top 5 Best in Interview, People's Choice Award (Top 5), Miss World Top Model (Top 30)
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2012 Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 57) Miss Lebanon 2011 (2nd Runner-up)
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael Unplaced Beauty With A Purpose (Top 30)
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 40)
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 22)
2008 Rosarita Tawil Unplaced Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 10), Miss World Top Model (Top 32)
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 21)
2006 Annabella Hilal Top 7 World Dress Designer Award (Top 20) Miss Lebanon 2006 (1st Runner-up)
2005 Lamitta Frangieh Unplaced Miss World Beach Beauty (Top 19) Miss Lebanon 2004 (1st Runner-up)
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2003 Marie-José Hnein Top 20
2002 Bethany Kehdy Unplaced Miss Lebanon 2001 (1st Runner-up)
2001 Christina Sawaya Unplaced
2000 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
1999 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
1998 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
1997 Joëlle Behlock Top 10
1996 Nisrine Sami Nasr Unplaced
1995 Julia Syriani Unplaced Appointed
1994 Lara Badawi Unplaced
1993 Ghada El Turk Unplaced
1992 Nicole Bardawil Unplaced
1991 Diana Begdache Unplaced
Did not compete between 1989—1990
1988 Sylvia Hobeika Unplaced Appointed
1987 Josiane Haddad Unplaced Appointed
1986 Mireille Abi Fares Unplaced Appointed
1985 Mary Khoury Unplaced
1984 Elaine Khoury Unplaced Appointed
1983 Dochka Abi Nader Unplaced Appointed
1982 May Mansour Chahwan Unplaced Appointed
1981 Zeina Joseph Challita Unplaced Appointed
1980 Céleste Elias Asal Unplaced
1979 Jacqueline Daou Unplaced
1978 Did not compete
1977 Vera Alouane Unplaced
1976 Did not compete
1975 Ramona Karam Top 15
1974 Gisèle Hachem Unplaced
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian Top 15
Did not compete between 1971—1972
1970 Georgina Rizk Unplaced
1969 Rola Mayzoub Unplaced
1968 Did not compete
1967 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1966 Marlène Talih Unplaced
1965 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1964 Nana Barakat Unplaced
Did not compete between 1962—1963
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1960 Gisèle Nicholas Naser Unplaced Appointed

Miss International LebanonEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Lebanon has started to send a delegate to Miss International from 1960. Started in 2007 the main winner of Miss Lebanon Emigrant under LBC goes to Miss International competition.
Year Miss Lebanon Emigrant Placement at Miss International Special Awards Notes
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Did not compete
2018 Rachel Younan Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2018 (Australia)
2017 Dima Safi Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 (Cote d'Ivoire)
2016 Stephanie Dash Karam Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2016 (Mexico)
2015 Cynthia Farah Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2015 (Australia)
2014 Lia Saad Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2014 (United Arab Emirates)
2013 Layla Yarak Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2013 (Australia)
2012 Cynthia Moukarzel Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2012 (Kuwait)
2011 Maria Farah Top 15 Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2011 (Canada)
2010 Daniella Rahmé Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2010 (Australia)
2009 Sarah Barbosa Mansour Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2009 (Rio de Jeneiro - Brazil
2008 Jessica Michelle Kahawaty Top 12 Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2008 (Australia); later won Miss World Australia 2012 and placed as the Second Runner-up at Miss World 2012 in China
2007 Grace Beyani Unplaced Miss Lebanon Emigrant — LBC Directorship
Lebanese Representatives from Miss Lebanon
Did not compete between 2005—2006
2004 Nathalie Nasrallah Unplaced Appointed
2003 Did not compete
2002 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2001 Did not compete
2000 Sahar El Ghazzawi Unplaced Appointed
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
1998 Did not compete
1997 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
Did not compete between 1978—1996
1977 Katia Fakhry Unplaced Appointed
1976 Did not compete
1975 Ramona Karam Unplaced
Did not compete between 1965—1974
1964 Mona Slim Unplaced
1963 Did not compete
1962 Éleonore Abi Karam Unplaced
1961 Did not compete
1960 Juliana Reptsik Unplaced Appointed

Miss Earth LebanonEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss Earth Lebanon Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards Notes
2020 Nour Hadchity TBA TBD TBD
2019 Did not compete
2018 Salwa Akar[7] Did not compete
2017 Elsa Antoun Unplaced   Talent (Group 2)
2016 Carole Kahwaji Unplaced   Resort Wear (Group 2)
2015 Judy Hennawi Unplaced
2014 Amina El Hassan Unplaced
2013 Rita Houkayem Unplaced
2012 Patricia Gagea Unplaced
2011 Nathaly Farraj Unplaced
2010 Jihane Nehmé Unplaced
2009 Nicole Licha Khoury Unplaced
2008 Pamela Saadé Unplaced
2007 Amale El Khoder Top 16 Miss Friendship
2006 Nahed El Sagher Unplaced
2005 Chantal Karam Unplaced
2004 Lana Khattab Unplaced
2003 Mary Georges Hanna Unplaced
2002 Raghida Anton Farah Unplaced
2001 Adele Raymond Boustani Unplaced

International winnersEdit

Major pageant winnersEdit

Other pageant winnersEdit

  • Miss Mediterranean 1981, Suzanne Bou Nader
  • Mrs. Globe 2000, Claude Attieh
  • Miss Intercontinental 2003, Dominique Hourani
  • Miss Model of the World 2005, Cathérine Abboud
  • Miss Intercontinental 2007, Nancy Afiouni
  • Mrs. Globe 2015, Sylvia Yammine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview Miss Lebanon 2016". Prestige Magazine. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  2. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  4. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  5. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  6. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  7. ^ News, CNN Staff (20 October 2018). "Miss Earth Lebanon 2018 dethroned over photo with Israeli fellow". CNN. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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