Lebanon diva Haifa takes on ice bucket challenge

After pouring iced water on herself, the sultry pop songstress was then doused again by two volunteers

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Sultry Lebanese pop singer Haifa Wehbe found a way to escape Beirut’s smoldering summer heat, by taking part in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge – while pop icon arch-rival Nancy Ajram announced she would not take part.

Before undertaking the popular challenge - which counts former U.S. President George W. Bush, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg among its participants – Wehbe nominated U.S. pop star Rihanna, Lebanese makeup artist Bassam Fattouh and her label boss Tarik Freitekh.

Just after soaking herself with a metal bucket, the sultry pop songstress was then doused again by two other volunteers.

Nancy Ajram however, was not so willing. “I would like to tell everyone who nominated me for the Ice Bucket Challenge to withdraw the nomination,” she said, according to the Daily Star. “I would rather donate instead, that way I’ll be relieved.”

The ALS ice bucket challenge is the latest social media craze, where individuals douse themselves with iced water and nominate others to do the same or donate to the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association in the United States, a nonprofit organization that raises money to bring an end to motor neurone disease.

The stunt comes just days after Lebanese model Gigi Hadid was filmed in a bikini performing the same challenge.

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