Israel and Lebanon At War…Over Selfie


There’s no Miss Congeniality in this fight.

When it comes to the Miss Universe Pageant, it may be war between Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel. And it’s all over a selfie Miss Israel (Doron Matalon) posted online. The shot featured her, Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, and finally and most controversially,  Miss Lebanon (Saly Greige).

Of course, the pic left Miss Lebanon in hot water with her fellow countrymen. So what did she do? She posted her own version of the pic, with Miss Israel completely cropped out and said;

I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media.

Miss Lebanon even pointed out that she’d gone out of her way to avoid Miss Israel prior to the photobomb, but Miss Israel wasn’t having it. Of the online snub, Miss Israel said;

It doesn’t surprise me, but it still makes me sad. Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime.

My question here is, whatever happened to these girls just wanting world peace?