(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — Sally Greige was crowned Miss Lebanon 2014 during a ceremony on Sunday evening in Beirut, beating 13 other contestants in the annual pageant.
When asked what cause she would feel compelled to join, Greige vowed to champion women’s rights.
“If I were to take part in one demonstration, I would choose to participate in a demonstration to defend the rights of Lebanese women,” she responded to panelists.
Greige, along with the 13 other contenders were dressed exclusively by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad’s 2014-2015 Fall/Winter collection. The event was hosted by TV Journalist Dima Sadek who also wore a design by Murad.
Greige, a brunette with green eyes, won the highest marks in the swimming suit and evening gown competitions, impressing social media followers and the panelists, which included Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, Future Movement MP Serge Torsarkissian and TV Host Georges Kordahi.
Among the prizes she won were a $300,000 apartment, a 2014 Audi Q3 and $50,000 worth of jewelry.
The new Miss Lebanon was styled in a black and white embroidered sheath dress.
Greige is from the Koura region of Lebanon and is a student at the University of Balamand.
Greige will represent Lebanon at the Miss World pageant on December 14 in London and at the Miss Universe pageant, which will take place at Florida’s International University, on January 25, 2015.
Watch Sally Greige the moment she was crowned Miss Lebanon 2014: