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Jessica Michelle Kahawaty (Arabic: جيسيكا ميشيل قهواتي‎; born 12 September 1988 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a Lebanese Australian, TV Host, beauty queen, model, charity worker, and most recently the face and presenter for Yahoo Maktoob's new entertainment shows, 'omg! NOW' and 'omg! NUJOOM'. Jessica won Miss World Australia 2012,[1] then proceeded to Miss World 2012 in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China, where she claimed second runner-up.[2] She competed in Miss Lebanon 2010 held at the LBC studios in Adma, Lebanon, where she was rewarded the position of third runner-up. Kahawaty previously represented Lebanon at the age of 19,[3] at the Miss International 2008 pageant held in Macau on 8 November 2008, where she placed as one of the Top 12 semi-finalists.[4]

Jessica Kahawaty .
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Jessica Kahawaty, judge of the Jaguar Style Stakes 2014
Jessica Michelle Kahawaty

(1988-09-12) 12 September 1988 (age 31)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
TitleMiss Lebanon Australia 2007
Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2008
Miss Lebanon International 2008
Miss World Australia 2012
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorBrown (often wears green contacts)
Miss Lebanon Australia 2007
Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2008
Miss Lebanon International 2008
Miss International 2008
(Top 12)
Miss Lebanon 2010
(3rd Runner-Up)
Miss World Australia 2012
Miss World 2012
(2nd Runner-Up)

Jessica won her first beauty pageant at the age of 17 years in Sydney, Australia on May 2007. She was crowned Miss Lebanon Australia 2007 and was the first Lebanese Australian to subsequently win Miss Lebanon World 2008 in the following year. The pageant, held in Batroun Village Club, Lebanon, on 14 August 2008 featured 31 contestants with Lebanese origin from around the world. In November, she represented Lebanon in Miss International 2008, where she placed in the Top 12.

Jessica has studied a combined degree of Bachelor of Laws and Business with a major in Finance in Sydney. In her acting career, she has filmed various commercials for known brands such as Maybelline Cosmetics for India and Lexus cars for Australia. She has also been featured in major catwalks, magazines, and photo-shoots around the world.

While focusing on her career, Kahawaty also aids in community service and conducts her own charity events. In 2007 she raised money for charities in both Australia and Lebanon, most notably Lilla community and Charity: Water.


Domestic beauty pageantsEdit

  • Miss World Australia 2012: Winner
  • Miss Lebanon 2010: 3rd Runner-Up
  • Miss Lebanon Australia 2007: Winner

International beauty pageantsEdit


  1. ^ July 2012, Naharnet Newsdesk 03; 08:53. "Lebanese Jessica Kahawaty Crowned Miss World Australia 2012". Naharnet. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  2. ^ "Australian-Lebanese Jessica Kahawaty second runner-up in Miss World 2012". Blog Baladi. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  3. ^ News
  4. ^ Blog Archived 2008-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Amanda Vilanova
Miss World 2nd Runner-Up
Succeeded by
  Carranzar Shooter
Preceded by
Amber Greasley
Miss World Australia
Succeeded by
Erin Holland
Preceded by
Grace Bejjani
Miss Lebanon International
Succeeded by
Sarah Barbosa Mansour

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