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Lebanon’s first beauty queens

I was surprised to find these old photos of Miss Lebanon 1930 Leila Zoghbi as I never knew Lebanon had any beauty queens prior to the sixties!

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Miss Lebanon 1930 Leila Zoghbi

Upon searching further, I also found we had two other beauty queens from 1935, Samia Baroudi, and 1955, Hanya Beydoun. But while there was no photos of Samia Baroudi, I found a couple of photos for Hanya Beydoun from Miss Universe in Long Beach, California.

The first photo shows her standing next to Miss Israel back then, and in the second photo wearing Lebanese traditional clothing (first to the right).

Hanya Beydoun

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Photos via @ghachaa, Bid Start, Paraíso de Reinas, and Glamour Argentino

 

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Rina Chibani Miss Lebanon 2012


Congratulations to Miss Lebanon 2012 Rina Chibani! It’s been a few years since we last got a really nice looking beauty queen. And it’s cool that there’s actually two of Rina :P Her twin sister Romy was also competing for the title and ended up being the first runner-up, which is kind of weird but logical at the same time…

Anyway here are some photos I managed to find of Rina Chibani.

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Yara Khoury at Miss Universe 2011

If you thought Rahaf Abdallah was an exception last year, then take a look at Yara Khoury’s answers at the web interviews in Miss Universe 2011. Looks like acting stupid is the new hot thing, and I say acting because one seriously can’t be that stupid by nature!

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Search for 7 in Lebanon

Yesterday I got engaged along with few other people in a fun activity by Nokia Lebanon called “Search for 7″, to win a new Nokia E7 (which I ended up not winning at the end!! :P).

The thing consisted of receiving a clue by e-mail every an hour or so, pointing us to a certain location in Beirut where we’ll have the opportunity to grab the E7 for free. The first clue was useless, while the second one indicated that the E7 will be waiting for us at 6AM Hawaii time (that’s 7PM Beirut time) in the location they’ll be hinting for.

The third clue just contained the below photo that looked to me a bit like Joe Pena’s in Gemmayze (which turned to be wrong later!).

The last clue, which made it easy for everyone, contained a QR Code, which after scanning it with my phone said “Meet us tonight at Pacifico to experience the new generation of communicators”.

And so I headed to Pacifico, had some fun with other contestants and some people from Nokia but eventually had to leave early…

Anyway, the good thing is that “Search for 7″ will be open to the public starting next this week and for six consecutive weeks, where everyone in Lebanon will get a chance to solve the clues and win a brand new E7. So make sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page for upcoming details on the contests!

Update:
I just checked Nokia Lebanon Facebook page and noticed that they have already started giving clues for an E7 that will be given away tomorrow April 2nd! Good luck hunting ;)

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Can Miss Lebanon Rahaf Abdallah speak any worse than this?

The video below was part of the Miss Universe 2010 contest to get the audience to know more about the contestants. This is where Miss Lebanon Rahaf Abdallah claimed that Lebanese men are immature and that she was never out on real date before! (inno seriously?!)

Sounds more like a teenager speaking, no wonder she didn’t get the title.

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Movie tickets giveaway result

Few days ago I announced the second giveaway on +961 sponsored by CineKlik offering 6 movie tickets for the premiere of “The Losers”, all what you had to do is to post a comment and share the giveaway on Facebook.

Just few minutes ago I asked @vipwoody on Twitter to randomly choose the 3 lucky winners, and they turned out to be Dany Awad, Abed Salam, and Gilbert Rahhal.

The snapshot below shows how it went:

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to the winners, I have just e-mailed you the result and how to collect your tickets.

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Giveaway: 6 tickets to watch The Losers premiere

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Thanks to CineKlik.com for sponsoring it once again, +961 is holding a second giveaway! This time CineKlik were generous enough to grant me 6 tickets for “The Losers” premiere next Wendesday June 23rd. So this time we will have 3 winners instead of 1, and each one will get 2 tickets.

Entering the draw is pretty easy, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and click the Facebook Like button on the top.

Three lucky readers will be chosen at random on Tuesday night and announced in a separate post, they will also be contacted via e-mail to be informed on how to claim their tickets (so make sure you’re using a valid e-mail when commenting).

Update (June 22nd 2010, 10:01PM):

Comments are closed, will publish the name of the winners in a while.

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Movie tickets giveaway result

Two days ago I announced the first giveaway on +961 sponsored by CineKlik offering 2 movie tickets for the premiere of “The Runaways”, all what you had to do is to post a comment and share the giveaway on Facebook.

Just few minutes ago I asked @MarieNakhle on Twitter to randomly choose a lucky winner, and it turned out to be a guy who commented under the name of “Moudz”.

The snapshot below shows how it went:

giveaway winner

Congratulations Moudz, I have just e-mailed you the result and how to collect your tickets.

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Giveaway: 2 tickets to watch The Runaways premiere

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Thanks to CineKlik for making it possible, +961 is now holding its first giveaway consisting of 2 tickets to watch “The Runaways” premiere which will be  screened at Grand Concorde Verdun on Wednesday May 26th at 10:00PM.

Entering the draw is pretty easy, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and click the Facebook Like button on the top.

A lucky reader will be chosen at random on Tuesday night and announced in a separate post, he/she will also be contacted via e-mail to be informed on how to claim the tickets from Grand Concorde on Wednesday night (so make sure you’re using a valid e-mail when commenting).

Update (May 25th 2010, 10:14PM):

Comments are closed, will publish the name of the winner in a while.

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Achraf Rifi acting silly

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According to this news article, chief Achraf Rifi issued an “unusual” order to his force calling on them to vote in favor of Jeita Grotto for the seven natural wonders of the world.

“I gave orders to 23,500 police officers to cast their ballot in favor of Jeita Grotto so that they do their part as citizens and our entry comes out the winner,” General Achraf Rifi told AFP, in commenting on his written order.

Next week’s “unusual” order will be calling them to either join the Internal Security Forces group on Facebook, or become fans of his Facebook page.

Mr. Rifi, teach your officers how to respect us and behave well in the streets before giving them orders to do online voting!

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