Jewish Journal

Arab spring comes with bikinis

by Lauren Bottner

November 10, 2011 | 11:12 am

Huda Naccache spurred the “Arab bikini revolution” by being the Israeli Arab model with the least amount of clothing ever to be featured on the front page of a magazine, according to AFP.  The 22-year-old model from Haifa graced the cover of Lilac magazine as part of her campaign for the Miss Earth Competition which takes place in Thailand this December.

According to Ynet news, media buzzed with claims that Naccache was taking on conservative Arab social norms (“Miss Huda Rocks This Earth!” blared the English translation of the caption), though the news site suggested that this was only possible because she was Christian and not a Muslim Arab. 

Naccache dismissed the criticisms to Ynet, mentioning her family’s absolute support and that she’s focusing on her future:  “My life’s dream is first to finish my degree in geography and archaeology. And then I want to be successful, to be a world famous model.”

Sometimes it’s not about politics.  It’s really just all about looks.

For the full ynet article, click here: ynet news

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