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
Official language
Arabic
Organization
Lebanese Ministry of Tourism
Website www.mislebanon.org

Miss Lebanon (Arabic: انتخابات ملكة جمال لبنان‎‎) is the national beauty pageant in Lebanon.

History[edit]

Miss Lebanon has been broadcast on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) since 1995. It is currently organised by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. 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 World and Miss Universe pageants. Miss Lebanon Organization awards its winner prizes totalling over $400.000.

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:

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 Mikhael Khoury 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 TBA TBA Casino du Liban

Titleholders[edit]

The winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at the Miss World and Miss Universe 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
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
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 Michelle Khoury
1983 Sylvia Hobeika
1984 Reine Philip Barakat
1985 Mary Khoury
1986 Gina Esa
1991 Diana Begdache
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 Nassib Njeim
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim
2008 Rosarita Tawil
2009 Martine Andraos
2010 Rahaf Abdallah
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury
2012 Rina Chibany
2013 Karen Ghrawi
2014 Sally Greige
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra
2016 Sandy Tabet
2017 TBA

Big Four pageants[edit]

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

The Miss Lebanon winner competes at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

The LBCI has officially produced Miss Lebanon, Miss Lebanon Emigrant. Since 2007, the winner of Miss Lebanon Emigrant allows to compete at the Miss International pageant.

Miss Universe Lebanon[edit]

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards Notes
1955 Hania Beydun Unplaced Miss Lebanon 1953
1960 Gládys Tabet Unplaced
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1962 Nouhad El Cabbabe Top 15
1966 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1967 Marlène Talih Did not compete Due to lack of Sponsorship
1968 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1969 Lilly Bissar Did not compete Due to lack of Sponsorship
1970 Georgette Gero Unplaced Rola Mayzoub was replaced by Georgette
1971 Georgina Rizk Miss Universe 1971
1972 Odette Naim Did not compete Due to personal reasons
1973 Marcèlle Herro Top 12
1974 Laudy Slim Gabache Unplaced Appointed
1975 Suad El Nachoul Unplaced Appointed
1977 Hyam Saadé Unplaced Best National Costume (2nd Runner-up) Appointed
1979 Renée Antoine Seman Unplaced Appointed
1983 May Chahwan Unplaced Appointed
1984 Susan El Sayed Unplaced Appointed
1985 Joyce Sahab Unplaced Appointed
1986 Renée Philip Barakat Unplaced Miss Lebanon 1984
1987 Sahar El Haydar Unplaced Also, Miss Asia Pacific Lebanon 1988
1988 Elaine Georges Fakhoury Unplaced Appointed
1991 Fida El Chehayeb Unplaced Appointed
1992 Abir El Sharrouff Unplaced Appointed
1993 Samaya El Chadrawi Unplaced Best National Costume (1st Runner-up) Appointed
1996 Julia Syriani Unplaced Appointed
1997 Dalida Chammai Unplaced Appointed
1998 Nina Kadis Unplaced Appointed
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced Best National Costume (2nd Runner-up)
2000 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
2001 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
2004 Marie-José Hnein Unplaced
2005 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2006 Gabrielle Bou Rached Unplaced
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced
2008 Rosarita Tawil Did not compete Miss Lebanon took place after Miss Universe
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury Unplaced
2012 Rina Chibany Unplaced The first Miss Lebanon who had twin
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2015 Cynthia Samuel Unplaced Due to schedule time, 1st Runner-up appointed
2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Miss World Lebanon[edit]

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards Notes
1960 Gisèle Nicholas Naser Unplaced Appointed
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced Miss Lebanon 1960
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 Appointed
1979 Jacqueline Daou Unplaced
1980 Céleste Elias Asal Unplaced
1981 Zeina Joseph Challita Unplaced
1982 May Chahwan Unplaced Appointed
1983 Dochka Abi Nader Unplaced Appointed
1984 Elaine Khoury Unplaced Appointed
1985 Mary Khoury Unplaced
1986 Mireille Abi Fares Unplaced Appointed
1987 Josiane Haddad Unplaced Appointed
1988 Sylvia Hobeika Unplaced Appointed
1991 Diana Begdache Unplaced
1992 Nicole Bardawel Unplaced
1993 Ghada El Turk Unplaced
1994 Lara Badawi Unplaced
1995 Julia Syriani Unplaced Appointed
1996 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
1997 Joëlle Georges 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 Unplaced 1st Runner-up Miss Lebanon 2004
2006 Annabella Hilal Top 13 1st Runner-up Miss Lebanon 2005
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced
2008 Rosarita Tawil Unplaced
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury Unplaced
2012 Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Unplaced 2nd Runner-up Miss Lebanon 2011
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra 3rd runner-up
2016 Sandy Tabet Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA

Miss International Lebanon[edit]

  • Miss Emigrant since 2007
Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards Notes
1960 Juliana Reptsik Unplaced
1962 Éleonore Abi Karam Unplaced
1964 Mona Slim Unplaced
1975 Ramona Karam Unplaced
1977 Katia Fakhry Unplaced Later, Miss Lebanon 1978
1997 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
2000 Sahar El Ghazzawi Unplaced Appointed
2002 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2004 Nathalie Nasrallah Unplaced Appointed
2007 Grace Beyani Unplaced The first Miss Emigrant
2008 Jessica Michelle Kahawaty Top 12 Later, Miss World Australia 2012
2009 Sarah Barbosa Mansour Unplaced
2010 Daniella Rahmé Unplaced Also, Miss Supranational Lebanon 2010
2011 Maria Farah Top 15
2012 Cynthia Moukarzel Unplaced
2013 Leila Jarrak Unplaced
2014 Lia Saad Unplaced
2015 Cynthia Farah Unplaced
2016 Stephanie Karam Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA

Miss Earth Lebanon[edit]

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards Notes
2001 Adele Raymond Boustani Unplaced
2002 Raghida Anton Farah Unplaced
2003 Mary Georges Hanna Unplaced
2004 Lana Khattab Unplaced
2005 Chantal Karam Unplaced
2006 Nahed El Sagher Unplaced
2007 Amale El Khoder Top 16 Miss Friendship
2008 Pamela Saadé Unplaced
2009 Nicole Licha Khoury Unplaced
2010 Jihane Nehmé Unplaced
2011 Nathaly Farraj Unplaced Also, Miss Intercontinental Lebanon 2010
2012 Patricia Gagea Unplaced Also, Miss Supranational Lebanon 2013
2013 Rita Houkayem Unplaced
2014 Amina El Hassan Unplaced
2015 Judy Hennawi Unplaced
2016 Carole Kahwaji Unplaced 1st, gold medalist(s) Resort Wear (Group 2)
2017 TBA TBA

International winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview Miss Lebanon 2016 - Prestige Magazine". Prestige Magazine. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 

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