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Notice: If you are searching for delegates from Algeria for an international modeling or beauty contest, please contact Dzeriet, the premiere Modeling Agency in Algeria.
 
President: Naim Soltani (naim.soltani@dzeriet-mag.com)
Tel : 021 20 56 34 / 021 21 69 66
Fax : 021 21 69 67
General Email: mannequinat@dzeriet.info

Miss Kabylia 2013 is Sabrina Loukad

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Tizi Ouzou, Jan 12: Sabrina Loukad, a 20 years old law student, was crowned Miss Kabylia 2013 amongst 15 finalists. 1st runner up is Khadija Allili and 2nd runner up is Dania Hamel.
 
Sabrina walks away with trips to France and Morocco, amongst other prizes.
 
The Miss Kabylia pageant is held annually during the Berber New Year (Yennayer) in celebration of the Kabyle beauty and heritage.

Algerian beauty is Best Model of the Mediterranean 2012

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Istanbul, Dec 8th: Soumia Zerla (photos above), a professional model from Oran, was awarded the title of Best Model of the Mediterranean 2012, at the 25th edition of Best Model of the World 2012 contest recently held in Turkey. Mohamed El Amine Bey Omar (photo below) represented Algeria in the Male category. ADA Dream Modeling Agency, based in Oran, annually selects the Algerian representatives for this contest.

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Miss Globe Algeria awarded "Miss Elegance" in Miss Globe International 2012

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Nicosia, Oct 14: Sarah Tarchid (photo above), represented the country at the recenty held Miss Globe International 2012 in North Cyprus, ending the main mission of her reign as Miss Globe Algeria 2012. Although she didn't win, Sarah was awarded the title of "Miss Elegance" during the final ceremony. Back to Algiers few days ago, Sarah  is already pursuing her studies at the university while awaiting to crown her successor next year.

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Elite Model Look Algeria 2012 (Part 2)
 
Find below more photos of the finalists and the finale that took place last Oct 4th in Algiers Sofitel Hamma Garden Hotel:
 
NAWEL

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SARAH

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LILIA

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LINA

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RIMA

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MARWA

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CHAIMA

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RACHA (winner)

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Elite Model Look Algeria 2012: Racha Sahraoui crowned winner!
 

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Algiers, Oct 4th: In an elegant ceremony held at Algiers' Sofitel Hamma Garden Hotel last thursday night, Racha Sahraoui, a 14 years old high school student from the city of Oran, was awarded the title of Elite Model Look Algeria 2012, besting 7 other finalists and over 340 hopefuls nationwide. Racha will now prepare to represent Algeria next December at the World Finale of Elite Model Look 2012, in Shanghai, China.
 
Algeria's national Elite contest, in its 3rd edition this year, drew sponsorship from Sofitel, Nissan, Les Ambassadeurs Jewellery House, amongst others. The 8 finalists modeled creations by French-Algerian designer Najib Alioua at the rhythms of live musical performances by Algerian Idol Dalia Chih. 
 
 
Find photos of the Finale below:  

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Elite Model Look Algeria 2012: The Chosen 8 Finalists.

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Algiers, Sept 1st: After the final national casting at Algiers' Bab Ezzouar Shopping Mall Center, 8 finalists were chosen to compete for the title of Elite Model Look Algeria 2012. They are (photo above, left to right) : Rima, Nawel, Chaima, Marwa, Lina, Racha, Lilia and Sarah.
 
In preparation for the finale of Elite Model Look Algeria 2012, the chosen 8 finalists will now undergo a training program with classes in modeling, makeovers, fashion, choreography, psychology and sociology.
 
The national finale will happen on October 4th at the Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden Hotel. The winner will represent Algeria in World Elite Model Look 2012.
 
Sarah and Rima (photos below), 2 of the finalists chosen, struting the catwallk during the final casting. 

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Elite Model Look Algeria 2012: Semi-Finalists Chosen

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Algiers, August 20th: After a casting in Algiers' Bab Ezzouar Shopping Mall Center (photo above), another at Oran's Sheraton Hotel, and an online casting through Algeria's Elite Model Look website, the semi-finalists for Elite Model Look Algeria 2012 have been finally chosen. They will now prepare for the final national casting through which 10 finalists will be chosen to advance for the finale of Elite Model Look Algeria 2012, to take place in the fall. The winner of the contest will represent Algeria in World Elite Model Look 2012 in December.
 
Heavy favorite contestant Dina (photo below), is one of the semi-finalists that was discovered at the Algiers casting.

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Contestant Soumaya, (photo below), is one of the semi-finalists chosen through the online casting.

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Miss Globe Algeria 2012 awarded Miss Africa title!!

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Beirut, July 15th: Sarah Tarchid, the current Miss Globe Algeria 2012, represented the country in Miss World Next Top Model 2012 contest that recently took place in Beirut and gathered 38 professional models worldwide. Bested by Serbian model winner, Sarah was nonetheless awarded the Continental Queen title of Miss Africa. Congrats to Sarah and good luck in upcoming international contests. 

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Miss Algeria places 2nd Runner-Up in Miss Mediterranean 2012!!

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Nicosia, June 25th: Lydia Messaoui (photo above), a beautiful model from Algiers, was awarded the 2nd Runner-up title at the recently concluded Miss Mediterranean 2012 contest that took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The pageant, which gathered beauties from countries of the Mediterranean bassin, was won by Miss France, Mylene Simon.
 
Lydia Messaoui was a finalist in Elite Model Look Algeria 2010.

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Summer Belle
 
Miss University Algeria 2012, Yasmine Belkhir, graces the June cover issue of Dzeriet Magazine. Yasmine has become a full time model at the said magazine, as part of her beauty queen prize package. 

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Miss Globe Algeria 2012

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Algiers, May 4th: In a chic event held at the Algiers Hilton Hotel, Sarah Tarchid, a 22 yo interpretation student and model from Oran, was crowned Miss Globe Algeria 2012, amongst 12 finalists. Sarah's prize package includes a trip to Italy and the chance to represent Algeria in Miss Globe International 2012.
 
First Runner Up was Sarah Nabi (photo above, right), and Second Runner Up was Sarah Mencherini (photo above, left). The 2nd Runner Up, Sarah Mencherini, will be representing Algeria in Miss Asia Pacific World 2012.
 
The contest's panel of jury included the current Miss Globe International 2011 (Nina Fjalestad of Norway), Miss Globe Turkey 2009 (Banu Ozturk), Miss Globe Algeria 2011 (Ryane Renai), Vice President of the Miss Globe International Organisation (Mujdat Kavas), and President of the Miss Globe Algeria Organisation, Amine Sbia.
 
Many local celebrities attended the contest, including the internationally known singer, Idir. Find below more photos of the event.

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Miss Globe Algeria 2012 Castings: Top 15 finalists selected.

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Algiers, March 30th: After castings across the country's major cities (photos), the organisors of Miss Globe Algeria have selected the Top 15 finalists that will be running for the crown of Miss Globe Algeria 2012 on the night of May 4th, at the Hilton Algiers. Miss Globe Russia 2011, Anna Ivanova, will be amongst the jury. The winner of Miss Globe Algeria 2012 will represent the country in Miss Globe International and other international contests.

Miss University Algeria 2012

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Algiers, March 8th: In celebration of International Women's Day, Dzeriet Magazine organized the 2nd annual Miss University Algeria pageant at the Hilton Algiers, after castings across the country's university campuses. Out of the 30 finalists chosen for the finale, Yasmine Belkhir, a student of journalism from Algiers, emerged as the winner. She walks away with sponsor prizes that include a vacation trip to Morocco and a modeling contract with Dzeriet Magazine. Yasmine was crowned by last year's first Miss University winner, Amel Chegrane.

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New Algerian Modeling Contest launches: Miss and Mister ModelMood 2012

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Algiers, Jan 20th: A new Algerian modeling contest saw the light few days ago under the name of Miss and Mister ModelMood 2012, with the aim of discovering and developing Algerian modeling talents for the local and international markets.
 
Organized by L'Iris Agence at the Hilton Algiers, the contest gathered 10 female finalists and 8 male finalists, from whom 6 finalists were the chosen winners, they are from left to right on the above photo:
 
Mounia Younsi (Miss ModelMood 2012 Winner), Moncef Messaoui (Mister ModelMood Elegance 2012), Nesma Berbaoui (Miss ModelMood Photogenic 2012), Mehdi Adjal (Mister ModelMood Photogenic 2012), Dina Chaouche (Miss ModelMood Elegance 2012) and Samir Medjrab (Mister ModelMood Winner 2012).
 
For the finale, the contestants modeled apparel by local brands Outsiders, Amor, and American brand Vince Camuto. The Top 2 winners walk away with a year long modeling contract with L'Iris Agence, sponsor prizes, a trip and photoshoot at the Saharan Oasis of Taghit, and the possibility to represent Algeria in international contests.
 
Some photos from the finale below:

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Photo above: Miss ModelMood Photogenic 2012, Nesma Berbaoui.

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Photo above: Miss ModelMood 2012 Winner, Mounia Younsi.

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Photo above: Mister ModelMood Elegance 2012, Mehdi Adjal

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Photo above: Mister ModelMood 2012 Winner, Samir Medjrab.

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Photo above: Miss and Mister ModelMood 2012 Winners: Mounia Younsi and Samir Medjrab.

Miss Kabylia 2012

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Tizi Ouzou, Jan 12: Celia Tamani (photo above), a 19 yo green eyed Kabyle beauty from Tizi Ouzou, was chosen as Miss Kabylia 2012, defeating 20 contestants from the Berber province of Kabylia. Celia, the newly Miss Kabylia, is a commercial studies student and the younger sister of Miss Kabylia 2006, Imene Tamani.
 
This year marks the 7th edition of the beauty pageant that is annually held on Yennayer, the Berber New Year, in celebration of the Berber Kabyle culture and beauty. The pageant's increasing popularity amongst the people and press of Kabylia is unprecedented due to its cultural symbolism.

From left to right: 2nd Runner up Khalouja Allili, Miss Kabylia 2012 Celia Tamani, 1st Runner up Kahina Daf.

Miss Globe Algeria 2011 makes Top 20

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Famagusta, Dec 27: Ryan El Hadi Renai, Miss Globe Algeria 2011, honorably represented Algeria in Miss Globe International 2011 by placing amongst the Top 20 finalists, according to national director Amine Sbia.  The preparation for the 2012 Miss Globe Algeria pageant is already underway with 4 castings planned in the cities of Algiers, Oran, Bejaia and Annaba. The finale will take place in Algiers on April.

Algerian Model snatches 'Best Charm' award

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Istanbul, Dec 17th: Randja Chalabi, a young model from Oran, was awarded the 'Best Charm' trophy at the 2011 Best Model of the World modeling contest in Istanbul. It is the 2nd consecutive year that Algeria wins the same award at the said contest. The Algerian male model representative was Mohamed Mehaoudi, also from Oran.

World Miss University Algeria 2011

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Oran, Dec 1st: Soreya Belamouri (photo above), a 20 yo model and student of cell biology and genetics at the University of Science and Technology of Oran, has just arrived to South Korea to represent Algeria for the first time in World Miss University 2011 pageant, whose finale will be held on December 15th. Best of Luck!  

Miss Globe Algeria 2011 is Ryane Renai

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Algiers, Nov 4th: Ryane Renai, the original 2nd Runner-up of Miss Globe Algeria 2011, is the latest chosen representative for Algeria in the upcoming Miss Globe International 2011 contest that will take place in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus, by late December. Ryane is a professional model and hails from Algiers.

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Diamond Queen
 
Elite Model Look Algeria 2011, Lynda Meziti, graces the cover of Dzeriet Magazine, in promotion of the Algerian jewellery house, Miss Benkortbi.  

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Lynda Meziti is Elite Model Look Algeria 2011

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Algiers, Sept 29th: Lynda Meziti (photos above), a 17 yo girl from Algiers, was crowned Elite Model Look Algeria 2011, winning the opportunity to represent Algeria at the World Finale of Elite Model Look 2011 in Shanghai on Dec 6th. Upon her crowning by last year's national Elite winner Nesrine Hadjadj, a confident Lynda declares to the press:
 
"I am happy, I am in the heavens. Tonight, all of  my fellow comrades are winners. I support them all and wish them a lot of success. I hope to represent Algeria well at the World Elite Model Look contest".

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Held at the Sheraton Algiers Hotel, the contest gathered 10 finalists from around the country after 6 preliminary national castings. The finale was judged by a national and international panel of jury that included Martina Kobesova (director of Elite Model Look London), Foued Allik (director of Elite Model Look Belgium), Arselane Boutemen & Hayat Ait Tahar (directors of Elite Model Look Algeria), Selim Louahchy & Sid Ali Benmerabet (Tunisian fashion designers and stylists), Ronald Daher (Sheraton Algiers sponsor) and Vanessa Soltani (Dzeriet Magazine sponsor). The girls official photographer was Belgium's Jonas Leriche while their choreographer was J.LO and Beyonce's very own Mpia Nkembe Mitoko. The finale was animated by Belgian singer Alice Vermeersch's perfomances.

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The contest attracted a long and heavy list of sponsors that included Sheraton Algiers, Dzeriet Magazine, Qatar Airways, Dessange Paris salons, Redbull, Time Gallery, Awane and many more. Despite being only in its 2nd edition in Algeria, Elite Model Look proved itself to be the most prestigious and  professional modeling contest in Algeria.

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Dounia Azzouz (photo above), a striking redhead from the city of Skikda, was the heavy favorite for the win by fans. She might still compete at Elite Model Panarabic to win a second chance to compete at the World Elite Finale. Good luck girls!!
 
For more pics of the finale click here.

Mister Manhunt Algeria 2011

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Seoul, Oct 10th: Bilal Noureddine Boudjerida proudly represented Algeria in the recently concluded Manhunt International 2011 contest won by Mister China. Although he did not place, Bilal was a favorite amongst many fans and will go down in history as the first representative from Algeria in this contest. Congrats!  

Miss Intercontinental Algeria 2011

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Alicante, Oct 8th: Hadjer Nezzar Kebaili represented Algeria at the recently concluded Miss Intercontinental 2011 pageant won by Miss USA. Hadjer is the first representative of Algeria in this contest. 

Miss Globe Algeria 2011 Dethroned, 3rd Runner up takes over

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Algiers, Sept 1st: Hadjer Nezzar Kebaili, the current Miss Globe Algeria 2011, has been dethroned by the Miss Globe Algeria organisation for breaching her contract by modeling for other agencies without permission and despite previous warnings, as claimed by the National Director Amine Sbia. 
 
Hanane Boukhalfa (photo below), the 3rd Runner-up at the Miss Globe Algeria 2011 contest, was appointed as the new Miss Globe Algeria 2011. She will represent Algeria in Miss Asia Pacific World 2011 and Miss Globe International 2011. Good Luck!

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Manhunt Algeria 2011

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Algiers, Sept 1st: Bilal Noureddine Boudjerida, a professional model from Algiers, had been chosen to represent Algeria for the first time in Manhunt International 2011 contest to take place in South Korea Sept 28th- Oct 10th. Bilal is 23 years old and stands at 188cm. Good luck!

Best Models of Algeria 2010

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Sofia, July 30th: Meriem Litim (photo above), 22 years old ex-Miss Algeria turned model, represented Algeria in the recently held Best Model of the World 2010 contest in Bulgaria for the female category. Although she didn't win, Meriem snatched the "Best Charm" award.
 
Mohamed Djamel Bekhichi (photo below) represented Algeria for the male category. 66 countries were represented at the contest that was won by the representatives of Bulgaria and Serbia.

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Miss Algeria for Miss Asia Pacific World 2011 

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Algiers, July 17th: Hanane Boukhalfa, a 19 years old professional model from Algiers was chosen to represent Algeria for the first time at the Miss Asia Pacific World contest that will take place this year in South Korea on October 15th.

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Hanane was a Top 5 finalist in Elite Model Look Algeria 2010 and also a Top 5 finalist in Miss Globe Algeria 2011. 

Elite Model Look Algeria 2011: The Top 10 Finalists revealed

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Algiers, June 19th: After 5 castings across Algeria's Top 5 major cities that attracted hundreds of hopeful young women, the Top 10 finalists for Algeria's Elite Model Look 2011 contest were chosen and revealed to the press at the Sheraton Algiers. They will now prepare for the grand national finale to take place in September. The chosen winner will fly to Shanghai and represent Algeria in World Elite Model Look 2011, while the Top 5 finalists will compete in Elite Model Look Pan Arabia 2011.

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The Top 10 finalists, from left to right: Neila Kouba (Algiers), Sara Tarchid (Oran), Linda Meziti (Algiers), Manel Hadjeris (Constantine), Nihed Mosbah (Constantine), Marwa Bouteraa (Annaba), Lilia Benabdesselam (Algiers), Dounia Azzouz (Algiers), Wafa Mezzereg (Algiers), and Nedjma Boulaiche (Bejaia).

Miss Algeria Mediterranean 2011

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Nicosia, June 5th: In the recently concluded Miss Mediterranean 2011 pageant won by Miss Egypt, Algeria was represented by Sihen Hafsi, a 23 years old model and event planner from Algiers whose hobbies include the arts and extreme sports.

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Interview with Nesrine Hadjadj Aoul, Elite Model Look Algeria 2010

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Nesrine, who are you?
 
- I'm a 17 years old high school girl from Oran.
 
Why did you join Elite Model Look?
 
- I always dreamed of becoming a model.
 
What was the highlight moment of your Elite experience?
 
- At the national finale in Algiers, when I was declared Elite Model Look Algeria 2010.  
 
What was the most difficult moment of your Elite experience?
 
- At the world finale in Shanghai, when I was desperately hoping to be called amongst the Top 15 finalists.
 
What have you gained from the Elite experience?
 
- Self confidence, a solid background in modeling, and the honor to represent Algeria.
 
What are your plans with Elite Model Look?
 
- Many projects are underway as I represent the Elite brand in Algeria.
 
What are your favorite hobbies?
 
- Going out with my friends, traveling with my parents, and having tons of fun with my little nephew.
 
What is your least favorite physical feature?
 
- My smile.
 
What are your ambitions in life?
 
- Hard work and world travel, like my mom.
 
When are you the happiest?
 
- At my family reunions.
 
When was the last time you laughed to tears?
 
- When my teacher fell off his chair in class.
 
What is your dominant character trait?
 
- Calm and reserved.
 
What is your favorite quality in a man?
 
- His intelligence.
 
What is your biggest fear?
 
- Losing my parents.
 
What have you best achieved in your life?
 
- A good education.
 
Your favorite color?
 
- Black.
 
Your favorite flower?
 
- Jasmine.
 
Your favorite book?
 
- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, by Paulo Coelho. 
 
Your favorite movie?
 
- The Ten Commandments.
 
Your motto in life?
 
- Patience.

Photo above: Nesrine learning Tai Chi in Shanghai at the World Elite Model Look 2010 contest. Interview courtesy of Dzeriet.

Miss Globe Algeria 2011

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Algiers, April 14th: In a professional event gathering 15 finalists at the Hilton Algiers, Hadjer Nezzar (center), a 24 years old model and commercial engineering student, was crowned Miss Globe Algeria 2011, winning the opportunity to represent Algeria in Miss Globe 2011. First runner-up was Yasmine Widah (left) and 2nd runner-up was Riyane Renaļ (right). 
 
Upon her crowning, Hadjer declares to the press: " I was very nervous and anxious during the competition but I'm glad I won. I will be a good ambassador of Algeria to the world."

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The 2 hours long show first featured the contestants parading in sexy one-piece swimsuits, then in rock-inspired designs by Algerian fashion designer Zino Touafek, and finally in romantic evening gowns from the Miss Paris collection. The event was filmed by Fashion TV for a later diffusion. Amongst the panel of jury was Miss Globe Russia 2010, Anna Botova and Miss Globe Belarus 2010, Sonya Dementyeva.

The crowned winner received many gifts from the sponsors, including a 4-weeks vacation in Italy. She will then join her first 2 runner-ups for a week-long beach vacation at the luxurious Cratos Premium Hotel in Cyprus.

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The Top 15 finalists for Miss Globe Algeria 2011

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Algiers, April 2nd: The selected 15 finalists of Miss Globe Algeria 2011 pose with the national director, Amine Sbia and Miss Globe Algeria 2010, Meriem Zir, at the Hilton Algiers. The winner is to be crowned on April 14th and will represent Algeria in Miss Globe 2011 (Istanbul).

Algerian model Top 5 finalist in Top Model of the World 2011!

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Usedom, Germany, March 16th: In a glamorous competition gathering 45 professional models from around the world in the island of Usedom, Germany, Romania's Loredana Salanta was crowned Top Model of the World 2011. Competing for the first time in this beauty contest, Algeria's beautiful Yasmine Ouchene made the cut as a Top 5 finalist alongside the contestants from Poland, Zimbabwe (2nd RU), Baltic Sea (1st RU) and Romania (winner). Bravo Yasmine and congrats to all winners!   

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Miss University Algeria 2011

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Algiers, March 8th: In celebration of Women's Day and in an effort to recruit more beautiful and educated Algerian girls into the modeling arena, Dzeriet Modeling Agency, along with the sponsoring of Nedjma Telecom, organized the Miss University Algeria 2011 pageant, the first of its kind in the country. The crowned winner (photo above) was Amel Chegrane, a 20 years old student of language interpretation and translation at the University of Algiers. 
 
The new Miss University walked away with a modeling contract with Dzeriet Agency, a trip to Morocco and the opportunity to represent Algeria at international pageants, amongst other prizes. 
 
The animated pageant, gathering 30 finalists for the crown, took place at the auditorium of Algiers' University of Science and Technology.

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Top Model of Algeria 2011

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Algiers: Yasmine Ouchene, a professional model from Algiers, was recently selected to represent Algeria in Top Model of the World 2011 contest to be held in Germany on March 16th. Yasmine's hobbies include sports, travel, cinema, fashion and reading.

Miss Kabylia 2011

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Tizi Ouzou - In celebration of the Berber new year, the Berber province of Kabylia in northern Algeria recently held its traditional annual beauty pageant. Anissa Kechadi, a 25 years old young lady from the village of Raffour, was crowned Miss Kabylia 2011 amongst 15 finalists. Runners up respectively were Nadia Kemadi and Narimane Arhab.
 
The new Miss Kabylia is a college student at the University of Tizi Ouzou majoring in the Berber language. Her aspirations include the pursuit of an acting career and the promotion of the Berber culture via fashion design.  

Elite Model Look Algeria 2010

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Algiers, Sept 17th: Nesrine Hadjadj (photo), a 17 y/o brunette from Oran, was chosen as the first ever Elite Model Look Algeria at Algiers' Hilton amongst 8 finalists and 400 contestants. She will now prepare to represent Algeria at Elite's World Model Look 2010 in Shanghai, China, on October 10th. The other finalists will fly to Tunisia to compete at the regional Elite Model Look Maghreb.

The Top 8 Finalists of Elite Model Look Algeria 2010
 
The winner will be crowned on Sept 17th in Algiers. Stay tuned.
 
Photocourtesy of Yves Kortum

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Miss Globe celebrates Women's Day

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Algiers, March 8th: Samah Gahfaz, the current Miss Globe, takes part in a fashion show in Algiers' Hilton Hotel organized by local designers in celebration of International Women's Day. Photo courtesy of Dzeriet.

Miss Kabylie 2010

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Tizi Ouzou, Jan 12: Lydia Allouche (photo), a 22 y/o law student from the province of Bejaia, was elected amongst 20 contestants as Miss Kabylie 2010, a Berber region in north east Algeria. 1st Ru was Leila Megherbi of Tizi Ouzou and 2nd RU was Anissa Kechadi of Bouira.   
 
"This is the happiest day of my life and I am proud to be representing my region in Miss Algeria 2010. Happy New Year to all Algerians!", declares Lydia whose hobbies include sports, music and fashion.

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Algiers, Jan 2nd: Sihem Hamitouche (center), a 21 y/o banker and model, was elected by Nedjma Agency as Miss Algiers 2010, amongst 15 contestants at the capital's El Safir Hotel. 1st Ru was Amel Haddadou, and 2nd Ru was Samah Brahmia.

Miss Globe 2009 becomes Instant Celebrity and a Symbol of Algerian Pride

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Algiers, Dec 5th: Miss Algeria's victory of the Miss Globe 2009 crown hardly went unnoticed around the world, but even more so in Algeria as the Queen, upon her homecoming, was flooded and overwhelmed by officials, inquisitive journalists and paparazzi, family, fans and friends. For such was the first time in history a fellow Algerian brings home an international beauty crown.

Samah Gahfaz, the new Miss Globe, returned home from Tirana with the company of the President of Miss Globe, Mr. Petri Bozo and the National Director of Algeria, Mr. Amine Sbia.

Escorted to a grandiose press conference held in Algiers' El Aurassi Hotel, an elegant Samah reveals her emotions:

"I'm so happy for this victory which I dedicate to Algeria. I'm also happy to have met and competed with beauties the world over in a strong and wonderful competition. I'm even more so happy that my crowning coincided with the 55th Anniversary of the National Revolution Day and Algeria's historic qualification to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. I hope to rightfully fulfill my duties as Miss Globe 2009."

Samah Gahfaz, an architect by profession, went on to reveal that she spent her younger years studying and working in order to dutifully support her family. Having achieved that she went on to pursue her inner most passion that is modeling, without ever having in mind to be called one day to represent Algeria at an international beauty pageant, let alone win it. She now hopes to use her title to promote Algerian tourism, and for charity fund raising in the African continent by working closely with UNICEF.

On his part, the Algerian National Director Mr. Amine Sbia, revealed that with wishful support from the Algerian authorities, his local organization is much ambitious about hosting the Miss Globe 2010 pageant in Algiers. For many young Algerians, Samah is the new face of Algeria to the world, and a source of national pride, hope and international recognition long overdue.

Watch Samah's crowning moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhfIPdq0Pso

Miss Algeria crowned Miss Globe International 2009!!

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Durrės, Nov 1st: Samah Gahfaz, Miss Algeria, a 26 y/o professional model and architect from Algiers, was crowned Miss Globe International 2009 in the city of Durrės, Albania, amongst 57 international beauties. First RU was Miss Poland, Monika Lewczuk, and 2nd RU was Miss Kosovo, Arbnora Ademi.

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Semi-finalistes were Misses Albania, Brazil, Lithuania, Macao, Russia, Spain and Venezuela.

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This marks the first international pageant win for Algeria,coinciding with the 55th anniversary of the Algerian revolution.
 

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Miss Algeria during the swimsuit competition.

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Samah Gahfaz, Miss Globe International 2009.

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From Algeria to the Globe

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Samah Gahfaz, Miss Globe Algeria 2009, attending a dinner function in Prizren City , Kosovo, for the Miss Globe International 2009 pageant to take place Nov 1st, in Durres, Albania. ( Photo Courtesy of The Miss Globe Organization).

Miss Algeria for Miss Globe International 2009

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Samah Gahfaz (photo), a 26 y/o professional model and architect from Algiers, was chosen to be Algeria's first representative in Miss Globe International 2009, scheduled to take place on November 1st, in Durres, Albania. Close to 60 countries will compete for the crown. Best of luck, Samah.