Miss Universe: Meet the Middle East beauties fighting for crown
Dilan Deniz Çiçek, Miss Universe Turkey 2014 represents her country in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant upon arrival to the Trump National Doral Miami.
Dilan Çiçek Deniz
Height: 5' 10"
Language: Turkish, English
Dilan Deniz Çiçek was born in 1995 in Sivas, Turkey. Her mother and father are both teachers.
She grew up in Antalya and currently resides in Istanbul. She is a 19-year-old student and is majoring Comparative Literature in Bilgi University.
She started modeling at the age of 13 and has been working as a model ever since.
When she was 15, her first poetry book was published and it gained attention from highly respected Turkish authors and poets.
She has always been interested in stage arts, especially theatre, and she has been on stage since she was 7. At the age of 14, she started studying theatre at Ismail Baha Surelsan State Conservatory.
Since she was a child, she would visit orphanages and attended many charity events to support research for leukemia.
Her ambition is to open a rehabilitation center for abused children and with the title she will gain from this competition, she aims to raise awareness about this topic.
Saly Greige, Miss Universe Lebanon 2014 represents her country in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant upon arrival to the Trump National Doral Miami.
Hometown: El Koura
Height: 5' 7"
Language: Arabic, English, French
Saly Greige is from Al-Koura village, north of Lebanon.
She graduated two years ago with a Maters Degree in Civil Engineering and is very enthusiastic about her field of work.
Success is her ultimate objective and she truly believes to succeed you need ambition, determination and knowledge.
Despite the unstable situation in Lebanon, she is overwhelmed with the continuous hunger of Lebanese citizens for survival, resistance and most importantly success.
Her personal motto is, "quitters never win, and winners never quit."
Lara Debbane, Miss Universe Egypt 2014 represents her country in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant upon arrival to the Trump National Doral Miami.
Height: 5' 9"
Language: Arabic, French, English, Italian
Lara Debbane lives in the magical city Cairo and is currently studying Mass Communication at Notre Dame University in Lebanon.
Since she was a child, she took part in many artistic and sports activities such as the musical play 'The Sound Of Music', national Opera ballet performances and school basket games.
She has a great passion for all types of dancing, music and acting/directing.
She has been involved in many charity projects focusing on children, youth and environment.
Her dream job is to become an international movie director as well as take part in many charity works that would benefit women and youth empowerment worldwide.
She believes that each one of us is born with a unique gift and real happiness lies in using our gifts in helping each other and putting a smile on those who need it. In her opinion, great achievements are not measured by how big our action is, yet by simple and small acts that we do with great love.
For Lara, beauty is a mixture of well education, good manners and respect
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