Miss Lebanon

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Miss Lebanon
Formation 1952
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Beirut
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Miss Intercontinental
Miss Model of the World
Official language
Arabic
Organization
Lebanese Ministry of Tourism
Website Miss Lebanon Website

Miss Lebanon (Arabic: انتخابات ملكة جمال لبنان‎) is the national beauty contest of Lebanon.

History[edit]

Miss Lebanon has been broadcast on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBCI) since 1991. It is currently organised by the Lebanese Tourism Services. The pageant has been cancelled a few times due civil wars, conflicts with Israel and lack of protection for the delegates. The official winner represents Lebanon at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

Format[edit]

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 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:

Pageant Winner Contestants Format Primes Venue
2003 Marie José Hnein 16 Reality TV (24/7) 8 LBC Centre
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim 16 Reality TV (24/7) 7 LBC Centre
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached 30 Weekly Primes 5 Casino du Liban
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim 18 Weekly Primes 3 Casino du Liban
2008 Rosarita Tawil 18 Weekly Primes 2 LBC Centre
2009 Martine Albert Andraos 16 Grand Gala 1 LBC Centre
2010 Rahaf Abdallah 16 Grand Gala 1 LBC Centre
2011 Yara Khoury Mikhael 16 Grand Gala 1 Beirut Souks
2012 Rina Chibany 16 Grand Gala 1 Platea Theatre
2013 Karen Ghrawi 16 Grand Gala 1 Beirut Leisure Centre
2014 Sally Greige[1] 14 Grand Gala 1 Casino du Liban

Titleholders[edit]

The winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at Miss World and Miss Universe. 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.

Miss Lebanon
1952 Leila Saroufim 1953 Hania Beydun 1959 Gladys Tabet
1960 Leila Antaki 1961 Nouhad Cabbabe 1962 Éléanor Abi Karam
1963 Mona Slim 1964 Nana Barakat 1965 Yolla Georges Harb
1966 Marlène Talih 1967 Sonia Fares 1968 Lily Bissar
1969 Rola Mayzub 1970 Georgina Rizk 1972 Marcelle Herro
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian 1974 Gisèle Hachem 1975 Ramona Keram
1977 Vera Alouane 1978 Katia Fakhry 1979 Jocelyne Daou
1980 Celeste Elias Asal 1981 Zeina Joseph Challita 1982 Dolly Michel El Khoury
1983 Sylvia Hobeika 1984 Reine Philip Barakat 1985 Mary Khoury
1986 Mireille Abi Fares 1990 Diana Begdache 1991 Nicole Bardawil
1992 Nicole Bardawil 1993 Ghada El Turk 1994 Lara Badawi
1995 Dina Azar 1996 Nisrine Sami Naser 1997 Joëlle Georges Behlock
1998 Clémence Achkar 1999 Norma Elias Naoum 2000 Sandra Rizk
2001 Christina Sawaya 2002 Bethany Kehdy 2003 Marie-José Hnein
2004 Nadine Njeim 2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached 2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim
2008 Rosarita Tawil 2009 Martine Albert Andraos 2010 Rahaf Abdallah
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael 2012 Rina Chibany 2013 Karen Ghrawi
2014 Sally Greige

List of Miss Lebanon at International pageants[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Traditionally, the winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at Miss World and Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Universe Miss World Miss International Miss Intercontinental Miss Earth Miss Supranational
1960 Gladys Tabet Giselle Nicholas Naser Juliana Reptsik
1961 Leila Antaki Leila Antaki Éléanor Abi Karam
1962 Nouhad Cabbabe Mona Slim
1964 Nana Barakat
1965 Yolla Georges Harb
1966 Yolla Georges Harb Marlène Talih
1967 Sonia Fares
1968 Sonia Fares
1969 Rola Mayzub
1970 Georgette Gero Georgina Rizk
1971 Georgina Rizk
1973 Marcelle Herro Sylvia Ohannessian
1974 Laudy Slim Ghabache Gisèle Hachem
1975 Suad Nachoul Ramona Keram Ramona Keram
1976 Suad Nachoul
1977 Hyam Saadé Vera Alouane Katia Fakhry
1978 Reine Antoine Seman
1979 Jocelyne Daou
1980 Celeste Elias Asal
1981 Zeina Joseph Challita
1982 May Chahwan
1983 May Chahwan Douchka Abi Nader
1984 Susan El Sayed Elaine Khoury
1985 Joyce Sahab Mary Khoury
1986 Reine Philip Barakat Mireille Abi Fares
1987 Sahar Haydar Josiane Haddad
1988 Eliane George Fakhoury Sylvia Hobeika
1991 Fida Chehayeb Diana Begdache
1992 Abeer Sharrouf Nicole Bardawil
1993 Samaya Chadrawi Ghada El Turk
1994 Lara Badawi
1995 Julia Syriani
1996 Julia Syriani Nisrine Sami Naser
1997 Dalida Chammai Joëlle Georges Behlock Nisrine Sami Naser
1998 Nina Kadis Clémence Achkar
1999 Clémence Achkar Norma Elias Naoum Clémence Achkar
2000 Norma Elias Naoum Sandra Rizk Sahar El Ghazzawi Nancy Karanguezian
2001 Sandra Rizk Christina Sawaya Claudia Berberi Adelle Boustany
2002 Bethany Kehdy Christina Sawaya Raghida Anton Farah
2003 Marie-José Hnein Dominique Joseph El-Hourani Mary Georges Hanna
2004 Marie-José Hnein Nadine Njeim Nathalie Nasrallah Amale Bataji Lana Khattab
2005 Nadine Njeim Lamita Frangieh Chantal Karam
2006 Gabrielle Bou Rached Anabella Samir Hilal Nahed El Sagher
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Nadine Wilson Njeim Grace Bejjani Nancy Afiouny Amale El Khoder
2008 Rosarita Tawil Jessica Kahawaty Sheila Maroun Pamela Saade
2009 Martine Albert Andraos Martine Albert Andraos Sarah Barbosa Mansour Nicole Licha El Khoury Nicole Licha El Khoury
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Rahaf Abdallah Daniella Rahme Nathalie Farraj Jihane Nehme
2011 Yara Khoury Mikhael Yara Khoury Mikhael Maria Farah Madalina Licha Nathalie Farraj Daniella Rahme
2012 Rina Chibany Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Cynthia Moukarzel Jeanne Marie Konsol Patricia Geagea
2013 Karen Ghrawi Karen Ghrawi Leila Yarak Maria Laura Garcia Roko Rita Houkayem
2014 Sally Greige Sally Greige Estelle Khreich TBA Nawal Michelle Ayoub Patricia Geagea

International winners[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • In 2012 Rina Chibany has a twin sister called Romy who competed with her for the title of Miss Lebanon and ended up as her runner up.
  • In 2012 Jessica Kahawaty (Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2008) won the title of Miss World Australia and placed in the 2nd Runner-up at the Miss World 2012 in China.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Lebanon 2014 Winner is Saly Greige". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

External links[edit]