Member # 227
10-06-2005 11:04 AM
“Nermine Korban, I am 20
years old, I am from Ain el Sindyaneh, 3ème année Math Pure, my
hobbies: sky, ping pong, drawing”.
That’s how our Miss Emigrants 2005 introduced herself on stage
during the competition before the results.
Let us go closer to her and have more information about her
• Who encouraged you to participate in Miss Emigrants 2005?
”Miss Emigrants” is a known event in our village, and as I am
from here so the idea isn’t strange for me, my aunty
participated before in such events which makes my parents
encourage me to participate, and so it was.
• What did this experience gave you?
This experience prepared me morally to participate in “Miss
Lebanon”. I have now more idea about how to dress, talk, walk,
this title opened for me a large door to other competitions.
• Did you have the feeling previously that you was going to win?
We were ten participants only, and each one of us had her
I had a feeling that I might be a second runner or first and a
strong feeling that I might be the queen and that is what
actually, every act in front of the jury affect; I was walking
and talking with much of confidence, and when they asked me
about my village I answered proudly, all of this has influence
on the grades.
• In your opinion, what is the role that Miss Emigrants have to
play to this town and the emigrants in the whole world?
I invite the emigrants to come back, and I tell them: “the
situation here is getting better, put your hands in ours and
let’s work together for a better country to rise again after the
From my side, I wish peace and security in Lebanon and that
politic get better because it affects too much.
• What are your plans for the future?
I would like to work more for a better emigrant festival, do
more advertise for it, and strength its program.
The festival this year was good, but we can do better.
• What are you studying?
I am third year “Math pure”, I am going to continue “programmation”,
and as knowledge I studied one year “science politique”.
• Why you chose to hold the Brazil flag in the competition?
Because we have lots of Lebanese Emigrants in Brazil, and some
of them took high positions in the government, and because
Lebanese support the Brazil football teem in which Ronaldo play.
• What was your feeling at the moment of the result?
”HAPPINESS” (loudly with a big smile), I was standing
stressfully with the first runner and we were waiting in the
middle of a suspense music, I tried to stay quiet and talk to
her. I told her: “I will be happy for you if you win” and she
too, from her side says the same to me.
When I heard my name, I was surprised; it is a great feeling and
a so beautiful moment.
• Who is your ideal model?
my mom, she is the example of sacrifice, she encouraged me a lot
and supported me when I felt weak, especially during the
trainings when I decided to stop and withdrew from the
competition, she took me from bed and send me back to enjoy the
• What did this title changed in Nermine Korban?
My name is larger now and pronounced in higher levels. I raised
my name, my family name and the name of my village “Ain el
Finally, Miss Emigrants 2005 Nermine Korban, in her last word
says thank you to the municipality of Dhour Shweir who support
every year this competition and to all who organized it, and
wished the Community Center where we did the interview more
prosperity and proclaim how much we are in need for a such place
to enrich the knowledge of those who seek for education.
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