|Born||September 26, 1989|
|Genres||Arabic, Opera, English, Italian, French, German, Hindi, Tarab|
|Occupations||Singer, College Student|
Nesma Alaa Ali Mahgoub (Arabic: نسمة علاء علي محجوب) (born September 26, 1989) is the winner of the Star Academy Arab World, the 8th season. She is the second Egyptian to win in the show, after Mohamed Atieh, the second female contestant to win, after Shada Hassoun, and the second candidate to win in the Arab show by singing mostly the western genre, after Nader Guirat.
During the show
Nesma was never a nominee. In the reality-TV part of the season, the production maintained for her a low profile. Not only that her acting ability is modest and she could not take part in the scenes that come along in this type of show, but, also, the production took care to make her character come across as positive.
Life before Star Academy
Before participating in Star Academy Nesma was studying Journalism, Mass Communication, Theater, and Music at the American University in Cairo. Her mother taught her music and reading notes. She has her own band named Origin.
Nesma enjoys playing the piano.