Advertisement
Advertisement

Miss Lebanon Australia shows off new Arab woman

Bookmark this
April 27, 2014 By Natalie O'Brien

To some it might appear to be just a beauty contest, but for the Arabic community the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Pageant is also playing an important role in breaking down stereotypes about culture and religion.

The pageant, which has become an annual event, this year includes 13 Muslim and Christian women of Lebanese heritage aged from 17 to 26.

All the young women chosen from the large Lebanese diaspora in Sydney, are high achievers studying a range of subjects from mechanical engineering to law and medical science.

The pageant's beauty and art director Monie Gabriel, said the contestants are an example of the new Arab woman.

''It has been the perception that Lebanese women often married young and concentrated on having children, but these days as you can see, the women are doing everything,'' said Ms Gabriel.

The women have been in training for weeks for tonight's pageant which was established 14 years ago by Joseph Khoury, director and founder of the Arabic Future Newspaper group.

The winner of the pageant will travel to Beirut to compete against women from more than 20 countries in the Miss Lebanon World pageant.

The pageant also includes the crowning of Miss Lebanon Charity Queen, a title given to the woman who raises the most money. The funds are given to children who have been orphaned and maimed by war in Lebanon.


Advertisement

Recent Articles

The United Australia Lebanese Movement Australia Day Award Ceremony

The United Australia Lebanese Movement Australia Day Award Ceremony

in Community News

The United Australia Lebanese Movement (UALM) held its 22nd consecutive Australia Day Award Ceremony on 22/01/2020 endorsed by the Australia Day Council of NSW. The UALM is the only organisation outside of Local Government able to hold such an event.

January 26, 2020

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Water Cannons Fired at Stone-Throwing Protesters in Beirut

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Water Cannons Fired at Stone-Throwing Protesters in Beirut

in Local News

Security forces on Sunday fired rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons at stone-throwing protesters in central Beirut, a day after almost 400 people were injured in the fiercest clashes yet...

January 20, 2020 By Naharnet Newsdesk

Lebanon ranks first in Huawei's Mideast ICT competition

Lebanon ranks first in Huawei's Mideast ICT competition

in World News, Local News

Lebanon ranked the first in Huawei's Middle East ICT competition which took place over the weekend in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a Huawei statement said Monday. A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final.

December 3, 2019

Hariri Announces Resignation, Urges Political Parties to Protect Lebanon

Hariri Announces Resignation, Urges Political Parties to Protect Lebanon

in Local News

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday submitted his government’s resignation to President Michel Aoun, on the 13th day of an unprecedented popular revolt against the entire political class.

October 30, 2019 By Naharnet Newsdesk