Haifa Wehbe

Haifa Wehbe

Haifa Wehbe is a Lebanese singer, model, and actress, who rose to fame in the Arab world after the release of her first album “Houwa Al-Zaman”. Haifa Wehbe is the fruit of a Lebanese father and an Egyptian mother, born in a small village in the South of Lebanon. She grew up listening to jazz and R&B

Her charm has been her passport to the world of fame, fashion and music. She became a model at a very young age and won the title of "Miss South Lebanon" at age sixteen. In 1995 she took part in the Miss Lebanon competition where she won the title of “Most beautiful young woman in Lebanon”. It was shortly discovered that she was married and had a daughter named Zeinab. Her title was withdrawn. By 1996, she had recovered from the scandal and continued to model. She was seen on over 100 magazine covers. In 2006, she was on People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people list. Her first album, titled Houwa Al-Zaman was a hit thanks to her debut single "Agoul Ahwak". Her second album Baddi IIsh was released in 2005 and lived up to expectations due to the success of its lead single "Hayat Albi”. Her follow-up single was her biggest hit to date, "Ana Haifa" which became her originality song. In 2006 she released a follow up single Bous El-Wawa which so far has sold properly. On June 10, 2006 Haifa became the first artist in the Arab world to perform with rapper 50 Cent when she performed as an opening act for his first concert in Lebanon, at BIEL in Beirut. She remains popular among Lebanon's youth and makes countless television appearances. In July 2005, Wehbe, along with 14 other celebrities from the Arab world, began airing the live pan-Arab reality show series Al-Wadi, based on the French reality show La Ferme Célébrités. The show aired for three months. The show featured weekly live performances in which she played a central role as well as singing songs from her new album. Her other non-musical successes include a few movie roles and TV hosting.She has also designed her own range of diamond jewelry and also been a spokesperson for Pepsi. Her racy outfits have been considered scandalous in some conservative countries and drew criticism from Islamists. In March of 2006, a video of Wehbe's dress coming undone reportedly circulated on the web. Her management stated that the video was fabricated and "not worth worrying about." Optimistic beyond all limits, she has great hopes for her future believing that one should take up without hesitation any step that might bring happiness. She is the beautiful Haifa Wehbe – top beauty queen, fashion model and now singer who has been strong enough to overcome any obstacles placed in her way and interpret her childhood dreams.

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