Maya Reaidy, a student at the Lebanese American University’s Pharmacy department, was crowned as Miss Lebanon on Sunday night in Beirut.
Reaidy, 22, wore a feathered blue dress made by Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran who dressed all the contestants on the night.
The judging panel included Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and the current South African Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Reaidy will now go on to compete at Miss Universe in December in Bangkok. The only time a Lebanese contestant won Miss Universe was in 1971.
The runner-up was 26-year-old Mira Toufaily who was raised in an orphanage.
French Montana performed at the event.