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Miss Lebanon

Miss Lebanon
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Beirut
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Lebanese Ministry of Tourism

Miss Lebanon (Arabic: ملكة جمال لبنان‎) is the national beauty pageant in Lebanon. The current Miss Lebanon is Perla Helou who was crowned on 24 September 2017.


Miss Lebanon has been broadcast on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) since 1995. Starting 2018, it will be broadcast on MTV and its winner will be sent to Miss Universe . It is currently organised by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. The pageant has been cancelled a few times due to civil wars, conflicts with Israel and lack of protection for the delegates. The official winner represents Lebanon at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Miss Lebanon Organization awards its winner prizes totalling over $400,000.


Joëlle Behlock, Miss Lebanon 1997
Rosarita Tawil, Miss Lebanon 2008

Every year, the Miss Lebanon pageant takes on a new format with a new number of contestants. The pageant has taken the form of a one night gala, several primes, and even reality television. Below is an outline of the recent years of the pageant's format:

Year Miss Lebanon Contestants Venue
2003 Marie José Hnein 16 LBC Centre
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim 16 LBC Centre
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached 30 Casino du Liban
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim 18 Casino du Liban
2008 Rosarita Tawil 18 LBC Centre
2009 Martine Andraos 16 LBC Centre
2010 Rahaf Abdallah 16 LBC Centre
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury 16 Beirut Souks
2012 Rina Chibany 16 Platea Theatre
2013 Karen Ghrawi 15 Beirut Leisure Centre
2014 Saly Greige 14 Casino du Liban
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra 14 Casino du Liban
2016 Sandy Tabet[1] 15 Casino du Liban
2017 Perla Helou[2] 15 Casino du Liban


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner

The winner of Miss Lebanon represents her country at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Previously, in some instances the winner has also competed at the Miss International pageant.

Year Miss Lebanon Notes
1952 Leila Saroufim
1953 Hania Beydun
1959 Gládys Tabet
1960 Leila Antaki
1961 Nouhad El Cabbabe
1962 Éléonore Abi Karam
1963 Mona Slim
1964 Nana Barakat
1965 Yolla Georges Harb
1966 Marlène Talih
1967 Sonia Fares
1968 Lilly Bissar
1969 Rola Mayzoub
1970 Georgina Rizk Miss Universe 1971
1971 Odette Naim
1972 Marcèlle Herro
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian
1974 Gisèle Hachem
1975 Ramona Karam
1977 Vera Alouane
1978 Katia Fakhry
1979 Jacqueline Daou
1980 Céleste Elias Asal
1981 Suzanne Bou Nader
1982 Dolly Michel Khoury
1983 Sylvia Hobeika
1984 Reine Philip Barakat
1985 Mary Khoury
1986 Gina Esa
1991 Diana Begdache
1992 Nicole Bardawil
1993 Ghada El Turk
1994 Lara Badawi
1995 Dina Azar
1996 Nisrine Sami Naser
1997 Joëlle Behlock
1998 Clémence Achkar
1999 Norma Elias Naoum
2000 Sandra Rizk
2001 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2003 Marie-José Hnein
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim
2005 Gabrielle Bou Rached
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim
2008 Rosarita Tawil
2009 Martine Andraos
2010 Rahaf Abdallah
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury
2012 Rina Chibany Twin, her sister was 1st Runner-up
2013 Karen Ghrawi
2014 Sally Greige
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra 3rd runner-up at Miss World 2015
2016 Sandy Tabet
2017 Perla Helou 7th in people's choice , 4th in multimedia and among top 40 overall at Miss World 2017

Big Four pageants

Color key
  •      Declared as winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The Miss Lebanon winner competes at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. The LBCI has officially produced Miss Lebanon, Miss Lebanon Emigrant. Since 2007, the winner of Miss Lebanon Emigrant allowed to compete at the Miss International pageant.

Miss Universe

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards
1955 Hania Beydun Unplaced
1960 Gládys Tabet Unplaced
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1962 Nouhad El Cabbabe Top 15
1966 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1968 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1970 Georgette Gero Unplaced
1971 Georgina Rizk Miss Universe 1971
1973 Marcèlle Herro Top 12
1974 Laudy Slim Gabache Unplaced
1975 Suad El Nachoul Unplaced
1977 Hyam Saadé Unplaced Best National Costume
(2nd Runner-up)
1978 Renée Antoine Seman Unplaced
1983 May Chahwan Unplaced
1984 Marie Ibrahim Unplaced
1985 Joyce Sahab Unplaced
1986 Renée Philip Barakat Unplaced
1987 Sahar El Haydar Unplaced
1988 Elaine Georges Fakhoury Unplaced
1991 Fida El Chehayeb Unplaced
1992 Abir El Sharrouff Unplaced
1993 Samaya El Chadrawi Unplaced Best National Costume
(1st Runner-up)
1996 Julia Syriani Unplaced
1997 Dalida Chammai Unplaced
1998 Nina Kadis Unplaced
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced Best National Costume
(2nd Runner-up)
2000 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
2001 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
2004 Marie-José Hnein Unplaced
2005 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2006 Gabrielle Bou Rached Unplaced
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury Unplaced
2012 Rina Chibany Unplaced
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2015 Cynthia Samuel Unplaced
2017 Jana Sader Unplaced

Miss World

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards
1960 Gisèle Nicholas Naser Unplaced
1961 Leila Antaki Unplaced
1964 Nana Barakat Unplaced
1965 Yolla Georges Harb Unplaced
1966 Marlène Talih Unplaced
1967 Sonia Fares Unplaced
1969 Rola Mayzoub Unplaced
1970 Georgina Rizk Unplaced
1973 Sylvia Ohannessian Top 15
1974 Gisèle Hachem Unplaced
1975 Ramona Karam Top 15
1977 Vera Alouane Unplaced
1979 Jacqueline Daou Unplaced
1980 Céleste Elias Asal Unplaced
1981 Zeina Joseph Challita Unplaced
1982 May Chahwan Unplaced
1983 Dochka Abi Nader Unplaced
1984 Elaine Khoury Unplaced
1985 Mary Khoury Unplaced
1986 Mireille Abi Fares Unplaced
1987 Josiane Haddad Unplaced
1988 Sylvia Hobeika Unplaced
1991 Diana Begdache Unplaced
1992 Nicole Bardawel Unplaced
1993 Ghada El Turk Unplaced
1994 Lara Badawi Unplaced
1995 Julia Syriani Unplaced
1996 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
1997 Joëlle Behlock Top 10
1998 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
1999 Norma Elias Naoum Unplaced
2000 Sandra Rizk Unplaced
2001 Christina Sawaya Unplaced
2002 Bethany Kehdy Unplaced
2003 Marie-José Hnein Top 20
2004 Nadine Nassib Njeim Unplaced
2005 Lamitta Frangieh Unplaced Beach Beauty
(Top 19)
2006 Annabella Hilal Top 17 Best World Dress Designer Award
(Top 20)
2007 Nadine Wilson Njeim Unplaced Beach Beauty
(Top 21)
2008 Rosarita Tawil Unplaced Beach Beauty
(Top 10)
Top Model
(Top 32)
2009 Martine Andraos Unplaced Best Talent
(Top 22)
2010 Rahaf Abdallah Unplaced Beach Beauty
(Top 40)
2011 Yara Mikhael Khoury Unplaced Beauty with A Purpose
(Top 30)
2012 Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Unplaced Top Model
(Top 57)
2013 Karen Ghrawi Unplaced
2014 Saly Greige Unplaced
2015 Valerie Abou Chacra Top 5 Best in Interview
People's Choice Award
(Top 5)
Top Model
(Top 30)
2016 Sandy Tabet Unplaced
2017 Perla Helou Top 40 Winner of
Head to Head challenge
(group 19)
Top 5
Top 10
People's choice

Miss International

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards
1960 Juliana Reptsik Unplaced
1962 Éleonore Abi Karam Unplaced
1964 Mona Slim Unplaced
1975 Ramona Karam Unplaced
1977 Katia Fakhry Unplaced
1997 Nisrine Sami Naser Unplaced
1999 Clémence Achkar Unplaced
2000 Sahar El Ghazzawi Unplaced
2002 Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002
2004 Nathalie Nasrallah Unplaced
2007 Grace Beyani Unplaced
2008 Jessica Michelle Kahawaty Top 12
2009 Sarah Barbosa Mansour Unplaced
2010 Daniella Rahmé Unplaced
2011 Maria Farah Top 15
2012 Cynthia Moukarzel Unplaced
2013 Layla Yarak Unplaced
2014 Lia Saad Unplaced
2015 Cynthia Farah Unplaced
2016 Stephanie Karam Unplaced
2017 Dima Safi Unplaced

Miss Earth

Year Miss Lebanon Placement Special Awards
2001 Adele Raymond Boustani Unplaced
2002 Raghida Anton Farah Unplaced
2003 Mary Georges Hanna Unplaced
2004 Lana Khattab Unplaced
2005 Chantal Karam Unplaced
2006 Nahed El Sagher Unplaced
2007 Amale El Khoder Top 16 Miss Friendship
2008 Pamela Saadé Unplaced
2009 Nicole Licha Khoury Unplaced
2010 Jihane Nehmé Unplaced
2011 Nathaly Farraj Unplaced
2012 Patricia Gagea Unplaced
2013 Rita Houkayem Unplaced
2014 Amina El Hassan Unplaced
2015 Judy Hennawi Unplaced
2016 Carole Kahwaji Unplaced 1st, gold medalist(s)
Resort Wear (Group 2)
2017 Elsa Antoun Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Talent (Group 2)

International winners

See also


  1. ^ "Interview Miss Lebanon 2016". Prestige Magazine. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Perla Al Helou crowned Miss Lebanon 2017". angelopedia. 25 September 2017. 

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