Sarah Fasha

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Sarah Fasha
سارة فاشا
Beauty pageant titleholder
Sarah Fash.jpg
Born Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hometown Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Height 1.676 m (5 ft 6 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Egypt 2013 Queen of the Universe Pageant
Major
competition(s)

Queen of the Universe Pageant 2013 Sarah Fasha's channel on YouTube

Official Sarah FashaIMDB

Sarah Fasha (Arabic: سارة فاشا‎‎) is an Egyptian-American actress, motivational speaker, winner of Miss Egypt in the Queen of the Universe Pageant 2013,[1][2][3] and YouTuber. She is a first generation American mostly known for her viral success in Egypt after winning her pageant title as well as her acting projects in the United States.

Family[edit]

Fasha belongs to an artistic family. Her grandfather, Taher Abou Fasha[4] (Arabic طاهر أبو فاشا) is an Egyptian writer and poet. He is best known for his dramatic writing for radio, having written over 800 episodes of Arabian Nights (Arabic ألف ليلة وليلة). He also wrote songs for the singing legend Umm Kulthum (Arabic أم كلثوم) as well as having written for television shows such as "Fawazir Ramadan" (Arabic فوازير رمضان) (translates as Ramadan puzzles).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Second World: Blood, Fire and Smoke Feluzia
2010 Last Kung Fu Monk the Singer
2013 A Temporary Thing (video short) Samantha
2013 The Man Behind the Curtain Anna
2014 Unspeakable Indiscretions Brandy
2015 Busted Life Sheryl
2015 DIG Dr. Aisha Khouri

Queen of the Universe Pageant 2013[edit]

After Fasha participated in the 2013 Queen of the Universe Pageant as Miss Egypt,[5] she came under attack on social media, with some people claiming that Fasha had inappropritately stated she was winner of the Miss Egypt title for 2013. Fasha publicly clarified that she never claimed this title on behalf of Egypt's official pageant, adding that Egypt did not even hold a Miss Egypt Pageant in 2013. She said she had stated from the beginning that she was Miss Egypt from the Queen of the Universe Pageant in Beverly Hills.

She was criticized for having served in the U.S. military, not being beautiful enough for a beauty pageant, and not being "Egyptian enough". "Beauty pageants aren't just about beauty, they are also about morals, ethics, accomplishments and more," she said in response. She was also quoted as saying she wanted to be "a voice for Egyptian women and children, as well as for other countries around the world."[6][7][8]

TEDx talk[edit]

Sarah Fasha at TEDx

In January 2015, Fasha was the headlining motivational speaker for the TEDx Benha event in Egypt and gave a talk titled “Qualify Your Sources.” a speech teaching people to ask yourself if the person who is judging or discouaging you in your life is a qualified, reliable and trustworthy source or someone who should be disregarded due to their lack of knowledge and experience"[9] [10][11][12]

YouTube[edit]

Fasha released a video in 2014 entitled "Support Egypt with a Fun Dance" during the Egyptian president election which was viewed over 200 thousand times. Her last video "Wet to Dry Flat Iron Tutorial GONE WRONG FAIL" was featured in articles by the website of Sofía Vergara, Flama, many national Egyptian newspapers and she has appeared in television show Right This Minute.[13][14]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2013 Queen of the Universe Pageant Representative for Egypt Miss Egypt Won
2014 World Music & Independent Film Festival Busted Life Best Actress Nominated

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. "Sarah Fasha in Sada el Balad TV Egypt". 
  2. "Sarah Fasha in Altahrir TV Egypt". 
  3. Saudi Gazette
  4. Arsenic Magazine
  5. Giornalettismo.it
  6. Leggo.it
  7. blitz quotidiano.it
  8. Romagnanoi.it
  9. Youm7
  10. Rotana
  11. Ona
  12. Filfan
  13. El Film
  14. Fan Elfagr
  15. Akoam
  16. january-25
  17. Vetogate
  18. Rotana Magazine
  19. Erem news
  20. Al Ahram
  21. El Kebar
  22. Cairo Dar
  23. El YOUm 7