Gabrielle Bou Rached
Gabrielle Bou Rached (Hometown Jezzine, Lebanon) was born in Beirut in a Christian family. Her mother is from Bteghrine. She modeled during her teenage years, participating in music videos for popular Arab singers, in television commercials, and in fashion shows. She also had a leading role (2004) in the Lebanese film Falafel, which was released in 2006, after she had become famous as Miss Lebanon.
In 2005 she entered the Miss Lebanon competition. Observers credited her win in that venue to her final interview, where she spoke of her father Sameeh, who had died in the Lebanese Civil War. Her intelligence, self-confidence, and her courage to speak of her feelings influenced the judges in her favor.
In 2007 Garbielle Bou Rached had roles in two television drama series aired on the LBC Channel: "Wouroud Momazzaka" and "Nar taht al jaleed".
Gabrielle Bou Rached studied translation, earning a Master's Degree in Interpretation; she speaks four languages, Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. On 11 October 2009 she married Sami Assaf in a Christian ceremony in Bkerke, Lebanon. They honeymooned in Paris and Madrid. They currently reside in Abu Dhabi, where both are employed by the UAE government.
On February 23, 2011, Gabrielle and Sami's first baby was born, a healthy baby boy called Robin. On November 4, 2012, their second baby, Alexia was born.
- February 2004, Gabrielle was crowned as Miss ETIB at The School of Translation and Interpretation in USJ University Beirut.
- May 2005, Gabrielle was crowned Miss Campus of USJ University Beirut.
- Summer 2005, Gabrielle represented Lebanon in the Miss Asia Pageant where she won the Miss Intellect Award and placed 2nd in theBest National Costume Award. She also made the top 8 in the pageant, the only Miss Lebanon to do so.
- May 2006, Gabrielle participated in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant in Los Angeles, California, the first Miss Asia contestant to compete at Miss Lebanon and win.
Falafel (Movie, 2005)
Wouroud Moumazzaka (Drama series, 2007)
Nar That Al Jaleed (Drama series, 2008)
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