Miss Emigrants

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2001 Miss Emigrants 2001:  Layla Riachy  Roula Hwiss
2002 Miss Emigrants 2002:  Rima Mattar Rihab Shallita
2003 Miss Emigrants 2003:  Miriam Habib Angela Melkonian
2004 Miss Emigrants 2004:  Tina Hage  
2005 Miss Emigrants 2005:  Nermine Korban  






Miss Emigrants 2001
Layla Riachy
 (See Below)


Miss Emigrants 2002
Rima Mattar


Miss Emigrants 2003
Miriam Habib


Miss Emigrants 2004
Tina Hage


Miss Emigrants 2005
Nermine Korban


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Miss Lebanon 2001: Christina Sawaya from Shweir  

 Miss Lebanon, Christina Sawaya,
crowned Miss International 2002 - 2003 in Tokyo... congratulations!


Miss Emigrants 2001,

Miss Emigrants Beauty Pageant
Saturday, August 11, 2001

We have reports from two of Shweir.com correspondents.  The first is by Habib Halabi and the other is a behind the scenes interview by Lama Katoul.  You will see Lama's interview towards the end, after the photo presentation... 

Here's Habib's report:

One of Eid Al Mugtaribeen's most celebrated nights is the Miss Emigrants Beauty Pageant.
Every year, this night brings happiness and pride to some of the blessed girls that God shows his beauty in.  No doubt, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but what Miss Emigrants Beauty contest shows is beauty of Al-Maten girls which reflects the beauty of this marvelous part of Lebanon.

This year, on August 11, Twelve of those blessed girls came form many areas of Al-Matin, enrolled in a contest to compete for the title of "Miss Emigrants".

The Event was superb and it took place at Hotel Central in Dhour. In a mood of celebrations and folklore and Vales dancing, all the attendees had a great night of celebration mixed with profound beauty.

The contestants were all excited and all did well in their choice of their dresses, and answers.
The presenter - Roula Zeidan - lead the event with professionalism.  
The judges put their marks and in the end, The results came as follows:

Miss Emigrants : Layla Riachy ( From nearby Khenshara)
Miss Emigrants 1st runner up:  Cosette Azar ( From Aintourat Al matin)
Miss Elegance: Layla Riachy ( got two titles)
Miss Photogenic: Miss Aline Abu Saab (from Shweir)

As a Photographer for Shwier.com assigned for this event, and as of fulfilling my hobby of capturing beauty moments in my camera, I was delighted in taking these photos of the contestant in the event,  and was honored in displaying them on shweir.com web site.

This page will satisfy all  who visit the site and admire beauty, and is a page for the contestants to refer to with pride.   Regards 

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Our beautiful & talented MC Roula Zeidan
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Thank you Habib Halabi for great report and pictures... 

And while Habib was diligently fulfilling his assignment recording the formal presentation,
Webmaster was making up for lost time (30 years) reconnecting and meeting with new & old family, relatives, neighbors, friends and Shweirieh  ...  capturing the more casual angle of the evening and lending a hand to Habib from a distance... 

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Thanks for your vote. 
See you next year

Ms. Mughtarbeen Pageant

Shweir.com asked 13 year old Lama Katoul to do a behind the scene interview and write to us about her findings... Lama had an interview with Adele Halabi, one of the coordinators of the event...  Here is lama's report: 

 1-  Lama Katoul:     How is it to work with the girls behind the scenes?

 Adele: The work with them was great. They were very wise for what they had to do. They were all friendly to each other and they weren’t fighting over whom to win. For them it was just an experience.

 2-     What kind of problems do you face behind the scenes?  
Adele: A- it was hard to find the girls.  
B- it was hard to find sponsors because there was no money in the festival box.  
C-We would like to ask if Shweir.com would add a commercial on the website.

3-     What are the requirements of a girl to join the pageant? 
Adele: There is a law the ministry of tourism asks in a girl.  
a-     She HAS to be Lebanese.  
b-    She has to be over 18.  
c-     She has to be taller than 1’60.
d-    She has to have an average education.
e-     She has to know more than one language.  

4 – Is it hard to be incharge of such a big project?

Adele: Yes, it’s hard to be alone in this project. 
It has to be teamwork the work should be divided.
Not only is it hard to prepare but also to do and act.

 5- What do you like about this job?

 Adele: I like the wok in the festival not only the pageant.
It gives you experience and to get to know more people and you get to have new friends.

 6- How long does it take to make the girls ready on the night?

 Adele: A month.  

Miss Emigrants 2001: Layla Riachy 
1st runner up:
Cosette Azar
2nd runner up:
Grace Barakat
Ms. Photogenic:
Aline Bou Saab
Ms. Elegance:
Layla Riachi

Master of Ceremony:  Roula Zeidan 
Omar Ammoun
Mirella Azar and “Afrah” Lebanese Folklore Group.

Thank You Adele Halabi and Lama Katoul for a great interview & report 

Congratulations to all the contestants... you are all winners...

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Related Links

Miss Lebanon 2001: Christina Sawaya from Shweir  

 Miss Lebanon, Christina Sawaya,
crowned Miss International 2002 - 2003 in Tokyo... congratulations!