|Monday, 19 July 2010|
The International Festival of the Lebanese Emigrants’ Committee concluded its activities for the year 2010 with the election of Miss Lebanon Overseas which was done under the patronage and the licensing of the Lebanese Tourism Ministry and the participation of the World Lebanese Cultural Union on the 13th of July 2010 in Hotel “Le Royal” Dbayeh Lebanon.
Several Lebanese Emigrant’s delegations from all over the world attended this ceremony in addition and was attended by the director of military intelligence Brigadier General Edmond Fadel, Mr. Youssef Chahine representing the Minister of Youth and Sports Ali Hussein Abdallah, Mr. Youssef Howayek representing the Minister of Labor Boutors Harb, Colonel Nabil Kiwan representing the General Director of the Internal Security Forces General Ashraf Rifi, the World President of the World Lebanese Cultural Union Eid Chedrawi, the director of the National News Agency Laure Sleiman Saab, Roula Zeidan the media director of the Minister of Economy and Trade, Bishop of the Maronite in Mexico George Abi Younes, Paul Fayyad representing the President Amine Gemayel, the Ambassador of Spain in Lebanon Juan Carlos Gaffo, Ambassador of Uruguay in Lebanon Jorge Luis Khoury, Ambassador of Argentina in Lebanon Jose Maxwell, Advisor to the Brazilian Embassy in Lebanon Roberto Gabriel Medeiros, Ambassador of Chile in Lebanon Pedro Barzo Urzua, Ambassador of Belgium in Lebanon Johan Verkammen, Nathalie Raad representative of the Ambassador of Paraguay in Lebanon Fernando Parisi, Jorge Baker representing the Mexican ambassador in Lebanon Jorge Alvarez Fuentes, James Batley representing Australian Ambassador in Lebanon Dean Dunn, Consul of Costa Rica in Lebanon Riad Abdel Baki, the owner of Hotel Chain “Le Royal” Nazme Auchi, the jury, judicial, security and social personalities.
21 girls from Lebanese origin participated in the election of Miss Lebanon Overseas. They came to Lebanon from different Diaspora countries especially to participate in this election. Miss Lebanon Brazil Tauany Abou Rejaili from Kafarzabad – Bekaa won the title of MLO 2010. Miss Abou Rejaili was elected among several contestants as Miss Lebanon in Brazil 2010 during a ceremony organized by the “World Committee for Ladies of Lebanese descent” in the World Lebanese Cultural Union, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Marie-Jeanne Samaha Khattar.
Miss Lebanon Mexico Grace Bejjani was elected as the first runner-up, and Miss Lebanon Belgium Sarah Lama Karim as the second runner-up.
The jury was formed by: the representative of the Lebanese Tourism Ministry Jean-Claude Nassar, the Director of Exhibition in the Ministry of Culture Dima Raad, Dr. Ziad Njeim Lecturer in surgery and diseases of the mouth and head of research at the Faculty of Dentist at the Lebanese University and licensed in medicine to fight aging from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Paris, Dr. Karim Korbani (plastic surgeon dentist), Dr. Ashraf Hamdan (plastic surgeon), The representative of International Festival of the Lebanese Emigrants Marina Hajj, the Lebanese hairdresser Dani Azzam, General Manager of “Plus Que Parfait” Cosette Amar, the Editor of “Signé” magazine journalist Matilda Farjallah.
During the ceremony, the contestants presented a show wearing the Lebanese Army suit which was very successful and enthusiastic to the audience.
The Lebanese Singer Nicolas El Osta was present in this ceremony and performed his songs.
During the ceremony, Mr. Bou Dagher honored the owner of hotel “Le Royal” Mr. Nazme Auchi, the emigrants Freddie Nehme and Antoune Nehme who attended with the Mexican Delegation.