Miss Lebanon

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Miss Lebanon
Formation 1930
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Beirut
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss International
Official language
Arabic
Website misslebanon.com

Miss Lebanon (Arabic: ملكة جمال لبنان‎) is the national beauty pageant in Lebanon. The current Miss Lebanon is Perla Helou who was crowned on 24 September 2017 at Miss Lebanon 2017.[1][2][3] Miss Lebanon 2018 will be held on 30 September 2018.

History[edit]

Miss Lebanon has been broadcast on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) since 1995. In recent years, it has been broadcast on Murr Television (MTV). The winner is sent to Miss World. The organisation no longer sends representatives to Miss Universe.

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 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:[4]

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[5] 15 Casino du Liban
2017 Perla Helou 15 Casino du Liban

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner

The winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at the Miss World. 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
1952 Leila Saroufim
1953 Hania Beydun
1959 Gládys 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 Rola Mayzoub
1970 Georgina Rizk
MISS UNIVERSE 1971
1971 Odette Naim
1972 Marcèlle Herro
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian
1974 Gisèle Hachem
1975 Ramona Karam
1977 Vera Alouane
1978 Katia Fakhry
1979 Jacqueline Daou
1980 Céleste Elias Asal
1981 Suzanne Bou Nader
1982 Dolly Michel Khoury
1983 Sylvia Hobeika
1984 Gina Esa
1985 Mary Khoury
1986 Reine Philippe Barakat
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

International pageants[edit]

The Miss Lebanon winner competes at the Miss World pageants. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, 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.

Representatives to Miss World[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Lebanon Placement at Miss World
1960 Gisèle Nicholas Naser Unplaced
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1964 Nana Barakat Unplaced
1965 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1966 Marlène Talih Unplaced
1967 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1969 Rola Mayzoub Unplaced
1970 Georgina Rizk Unplaced
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian Top 15
1974 Gisèle Hachem Unplaced
1975 Ramona Karam Top 15
1977 Vera Alouane Unplaced
1979 Jacqueline Daou Unplaced
1980 Céleste Elias Asal Unplaced
1981 Zeina Joseph Challita Unplaced
1982 May Mansour Chahwan Unplaced
1983 Dochka Abi Nader Unplaced
1984 Elaine Khoury Unplaced
1985 Mary Khoury Unplaced
1986 Mireille Abi Fares Unplaced
1987 Josiane Haddad Unplaced
1988 Sylvia Hobeika Unplaced
1991 Diana Begdache Unplaced
1992 Nicole Bardawil Unplaced
1993 Ghada El Turk Unplaced
1994 Lara Badawi Unplaced
1995 Julia Syriani Unplaced
1996 Nisrine Sami Nasr Unplaced
1997 Joëlle Behlock Top 10
1998 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
1999 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
2000 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
2001 Christina Sawaya Unplaced
2002 Bethany Kehdy Unplaced
2003 Marie-José Hnein Top 20
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2005 Lamitta Frangieh Beach Beauty (Top 19)
2006 Annabella Hilal Top 17
Best World Dress Designer Award (Top 20)
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Beach Beauty (Top 21)
2008 Rosarita Tawil Beach Beauty (Top 10)
Top Model (Top 32)
2009 Martine Andraos Best Talent (Top 22)
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Beach Beauty (Top 40)
2011 Yara Khoury-Mikhael Beauty with A Purpose (Top 30)
2012 Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Top Model (Top 57)
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra Top 5
Best in Interview
People's Choice Award (Top 5)
Top Model (Top 30)
2016 Sandy Tabet Unplaced
2017 Perla Helou Top 40
Winner of Head to Head challenge (Group 19)
Miss Multimedia (Top 5)
People's choice (Top 10)

Miss International[edit]

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

Started in 2007 the main winner of Miss Lebanon Emigrant under LBC goes to Miss International competition.

Year Miss International Lebanon Placement at Miss International
1960 Juliana Reptsik Unplaced
1962 Éleonore Abi Karam Unplaced
1964 Mona Slim Unplaced
1975 Ramona Karam Unplaced
1977 Katia Fakhry Unplaced
1997 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
2000 Sahar El Ghazzawi Unplaced
2002 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2004 Nathalie Nasrallah Unplaced
2007 Grace Beyani Unplaced
2008 Jessica Michelle Kahawaty Top 12
2009 Sarah Barbosa Mansour Unplaced
2010 Daniella Rahmé Unplaced
2011 Maria Farah Top 15
2012 Cynthia Moukarzel Unplaced
2013 Layla Yarak Unplaced
2014 Lia Saad Unplaced
2015 Cynthia Farah Unplaced
2016 Stephanie Karam Unplaced
2017 Dima Safi Unplaced
2018 Rachel Younan TBD

International winners[edit]

Grand slam winners[edit]

Other pageant winners[edit]

  • 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LBCI Shows | Miss Lebanon 2017-Home". LBCI Lebanon. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  2. ^ "ما لا تعرفه عن بيرلا حلو ملكة جمال لبنان 2017". مصراوي.كوم (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  3. ^ "في عيد ميلادها الـ 23... بيرلا حلو مميزة جداً (صورة)". An-Nahar. 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Former Miss Lebanon Winners: Where Are They Now?". Beirut.com City Guide. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Interview Miss Lebanon 2016". Prestige Magazine. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 

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