Miss Lebanon’s Selfie with Miss Israel Causes Stir at Pageant

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Israeli Miss Universe contestant’s selfie causes international uproar.

Saly Greige, Miss Lebanon, slammed in local media for taking selfie with Doron Matalon ahead Miss Universe contest: ‘She photobombed us,’ she said in her defense amid cries for her to be stripped of title.Lebanese Miss Universe contestant Saly Greige has come under fire in her country for posing with Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, in a photo during preparations for the Jan. 25 Miss Universe competition in Miami.The international beauty pageant may need to add a diplomatic relations competition after Miss Lebanon Saly Greige accused Miss Israel of trying several times to have a picture taken with her.

A selfie featuring the two contestants, as well as Miss Japan and Miss Slovenia, was posted Jan. 11on Doron Matalon’s Instagram accountand has caused a fury in Greige’s home country for appearing with the Israeli beauty queen. Lebanon’s Al Jadid published a scathing report of the incident, in which they poked fun at Greige, and asked by the model, who once said she enjoys reading, failed to read a book explain that Israel is an enemy state. Matalon, who was in the news years ago when a haredi man sexually harassed her on a bus during her military service, has been living in Miami ahead of the competition. I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia [and] suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie and uploaded it on her social media.” לא שזה הפתיע אותי, אבל חבל שאי אפשר לשים את העוינות בצד , רק לשלושה שבועות שבהן יש לנו הזדמנות נדירה להכיר בנות מכל העולם (וגם מהמדינות השכנות) לשמוע על התרבויות השונות ולחוות את החוויה הזאת ביחד. Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country. @salygreige_official @miss_israel @missunews @missuniverse @missuniversusa #lebanon #israel #missuniverse2014 Matalon then weighed in on the matter, posting a link to a news story about the controversy on Facebook and Instagram, writing, “It doesn’t surprise me, but it still makes me sad.

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