"Miss Big Arabian Beauty"
"Miss Big Arabian Beauty"Lebanese react to crowning of the region's first plus-size pageant queen.
Image of Eliana Neama via Orange Room member Abou Sandal.
On Wednesday, Lebanese talk show "Ahmar Bel Khat Al Areed" hosted the first plus-size beauty pageant in an Arab country. It featured ten contestants vying for the title of "Miss Big Arabian Beauty", seven of whom were Lebanese. After competing in casual-wear, swimsuit, evening gown, and interview, Eliana Neama, a 21-year-old accountant from Lebanon, was awarded the regional title.