Mister Lebanon Through History In Pictures

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Since its formation in 1995, Mister Lebanon has proven to the world that it is not only Lebanese women who are notoriously beautiful.

Every year, a young man is crowned, and many have gone on to win or place at global competitions such as Mister International and Mister World.

These young men also take on humanitarian and social duties within the country, and the vast majority go on to be well-accomplished in the world of modeling, entertainment, and more.

Take a look back at every Mister Lebanon throughout history- and enjoy the pictures!

Hadi Esta (1995)

Hadi has the honor of calling himself the very first Mister Lebanon, crowned when the pageant was first conceived 25 years ago by the Ministry of Tourism.

Ghassan Mawla (1997)

TV host presenter, featured in many reality TV shows, released a music album Taalah Arab in 2013. Now owns Heart Beat Gym and is a fitness trainer.

Steve Basmadijian (1998)

Basmadijian now DJs at events and venues in California and beyond.

Omar Mehio (2000)

Omar went on to be a semifinalist in the Mister World pageant, and was famously briefly engaged to the late singer Sabah. He is now a jewelry enthusiast.

Assaad Tarabay (2003)

Following a brief modeling stint after his win, Assaad threw himself into entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Coconut Jobs, a social recruitment site that aims to make it simple and fun to find employment.

He is also a partner at SKYDubai, and a manager of Bagatelle, Opa, and Blue Marlin Ibiza in Dubai.

Anthony Hakim (2004)

Anthony was a semi-finalist in Mister World 2007. He has a degree in Business Administration and is a night club owner.

 He married fellow beauty pageant competitor Sandy Farah, the third runner up in Miss Lebanon 2009, and shares three daughters with her.

Wissam Hanna (2005)

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10 years #back #memories #modeling #mrlebanon2005

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Wissam is one of the most lauded Mister Lebanon: he went on to win Mister World 2006, the very first Mister Lebanon to do so. He also placed top 15 in Manhunt International 2005, where he won Mister Photogenic, and placed 5th in Arabic version of Dancing with the Stars.

He is now a model, actor, anchor, and an influencer with almost 1 million followers on Instagram alone. He also is a law graduate with a Master’s degree in International Affairs, and holds a degree in acting from USJ!

Basel Abou Hamdan (2007)

Basel went on to be the fourth runner up in Mister International 2007. He appeared in many commercials and TV appearances for companies such as Banj Audi and Pert Plus.

He is a rally driver who has won many championships, including the Lebanese and Middle East Rally & Hill Climb Championship, and now manages motorsport parks and events in Saudi Arabia and more.

Mohammad Chamseddine (2008)

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Look into my eyes and tell me what you see 👀

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Mohammad won 1st runner up at Mister International 2008, just one spot away from the big title. He is just as bright as the spotlights which flash on him in pageants: he is an engineer with a degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from AUL.

He now is a popular model and influencer based out of Dubai.

Abdulrahman Balaa (2009-2010)

Balaa placed top 5 in Mister World 2010. He now lives in Saudi Arabia where is is an associate at property investment firm JLL.

Roy Imad (2011)

Roy had the taste of fame after winning Mister Lebanon, winning gifts and invitations to places like Playboy Mansion. However, due to an altercation with organizers, his ring/title was revoked.

Rodolphe Bou Nader (2012)

After placing Top 10 in Mister World, Rodolphe is now a project manager at PM&P and the owner of RBN interiors- he describes himself as a “creative, motivated interior architect”.

His same year, Ali Hammoud was sent to represent Lebanon in Mister International, and he won!

Ayman Moussa (2013)

Ayman made several TV appearances on channels like MTV and held many modeling shoots. He is now a creative director, and is a CEO at Carnamic based in San Francisco.

Rabih Zein (2014)

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The handsome #mrlebanon 💗 #rabihzein #rabihelzein

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Rabih went on to be the first runner up at Mister International. He is now an actor, model, and proud father and husband.

Farid Matar (2015)

This 190cm model went on to place top 15 in Mister International, the same year Kamel Raad won Mister United Continents and Mohamed Akel placed top 15 in Mister Global.

He is now a personal trainer at Whim Botique Gym and a fitness model.

Paul Iskander (2016)

Paul is the most recent Lebanese winner of Mister International, crowned in 2016 in Thailand. He has a BA in physical education and sports after playing basketball throughout high school and university.

His modeling agency discovered him after seeing him playing on TV, and the rest is history: he is now based out of New York City.

Michael Khouri (2017)

Lebanese-Candian Michael placed top 16 in Mister International. He is now a model and influencer.

Rami Atallah (2018)

Rami won awards including Mr. Best Body and Mr. Handsome across pageants like Mr. Grand Sea Universe 2017 and Mr. Top Model before being crowned Mister Lebanon in 2018.

He is now a model based out of Los Angeles, and a UN Goodwill ambassador for the World Youth Summit for Peace (WYSP).

Mohamad Sandakli (2019)

The current reigning Mister Lebanon, Mohamad is an entrepreneur and model. He graduated with a degree in business from LAU, and currently owns and runs Switch Beirut and OVR Beirut. He also takes modelling and acting gigs.

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