Miss Lebanon at Big4 Beauty Pageants- Performance Till Now

19 Oct 2016 | Angelopedia

Lebanon is a beautiful country with beautiful people. Every year the country sends its envoys for participating at Big4 pageants, the Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth pageants. Lebanese ambassadors dedicate their hard work to mark their and the country’s victory at the pageants.

Lebanon has won a Big4 crown only two times in the history of beauty pageants. The first time a Lebanese bagged an international pageant title was in 1971 when Georgina Rizk won the Miss Universe 1971. In 2002, Christina Sawaya repeated the history of winning a Big4 beauty pageant title by claiming her victory at Miss International 2002.

Besides these two wins, the country has made a mark many times by successfully reaching the finals. Let’s take a look at the performance of the country at four biggest pageants of the world.


Miss Lebanon at Big4 Beauty Pageants- Performance Till Now


Performance at Miss Universe:

Besides the remarkable win at the 1971 Miss Universe, Lebanon was placed in the Top 15 finalists in 1962, when Nouhad El Cabbabe represented the country. In 1973, Marcèlle Herro reached the Top 12 list but could not win the title.

Performance at Miss World:

At Miss World pageants, the country has seen its name many times as a finalist. Sylvia Ohannessian and Ramona Karam were placed in the Top 15, in 1973 and 1975, respectively. In 1997, Joëlle Georges Behlock was placed in the Top 10, Marie-José Hnein was placed in the Top 20 (Miss World 2003), and Anabella Semir Hilal got a position in the Top 13 at Miss World 2006. Last year, in 2015 the country’s representative, Valerie Abou Chacra successfully reached the Top 5 at the finale night and also bagged the Top Model special award.


Miss Lebanon at Big4 Beauty Pageants- Performance Till Now


Performance at Miss International:

Lebanon’s Christina Sawaya bagged the Miss International 2002 title, after which two contestants in 2008 and 2010 were only placed as a top finalist. Jessica Michelle Kahawaty climbed her way to the Top 12 in 2008 and Maria Farah was placed in the Top 15 finalists in 2010.

Performance at Miss Earth:

In 2007, one of the Top 16 Miss Earth finalists from Lebanon, Amale El Khoder, was titled Miss Friendship. Till date, there has not been a winner of Miss Earth beauty pageant from Lebanon but this year Carole Kahwaji has emerged as one of the strong contestants for the upcoming Miss Earth 2016 finale. She has, also, grabbed the gold medal in the Miss Earth Resort Wear Competition (Group 2).


Miss Lebanon at Big4 Beauty Pageants- Performance Till Now


Other International Pageants:

If we talk about other international pageants, then Lebanon has won a number of times. Dominique Hourani won the Miss Intercontinental title in 2003. The Miss Intercontinental crown was again claimed by Nancy Afiouni in the year 2007. The title of Miss Model of the World 2005 was won by Cathérine Abboud. The country has even bagged the Mrs. Globe title two times.  It was won by Claude Attieh and Sylvia Yammine, in 2000 and 2015 respectively.

Do you think Lebanon will have a chance to win any of the Big4 beauty pageants in 2016? Tell us in the comments below!