Miss Egypt Posed With Miss Israel. And Liked It

Following yesterday’s post on Miss Lebanon Saly Greige’s reaction to being caught posing for a photo with Miss Israel Doron Matalon, I have discovered that Miss Egypt Lara Debbane┬áhas no such issues.

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Not only that but look – they actually have their arms around each other. And the only “photobombing” going on is Arnold Palmer. Or is it Donald Trump?

THIS is what Miss Universe is all about. Well, that and women posing in skimpy bathing suits.

Update: Dang.

Matalon was also photographed with Miss Egypt, but it was apparently a one-time event. Egypt’s representative, Lara Debanna, was reportedly instructed by “higher up” to keep her distance from Matalon, and to avoid being photographed with her under any circumstances.

“We took a group picture with Miss Slovenia, Miss Japan, and Miss Lebanon,” said Matalon. “She must have received criticism from fans in Lebanon after I uploaded it, and now she will not stand next to me in any situation, and now Miss Egypt is behaving the same way.”

“It’s a shame that we can’t set all the hostility aside just for the period of the competition,” Matalon said, adding that she was not surprised by the development. “We really have a rare chance to meet girls from all over the world and hear about their different cultures.”


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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