Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi was recently honored by the International Union in charge of the ‘Miss Lebanon’ beauty pageant. Haifa was presented an award for her drive to succeed from the moment she launched her career, and for her extraordinary beauty.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Haifa was designated the ‘most well-known international Arab star.’ Haifa was crowned by the Union as ‘Miss Beauty Queen of Arab Stars,’ or ‘Miss Universe’ of the Arab world.
In a press release Haifa's business manager denied recent rumors about the singer's intent to wear an Islamic headdress, the Hijab. The release said the rumor was based on remarks the singer had allegedly made to the London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, although Haifa has not been interived by the newspaper in several months.
Haifa stressed that she holds great respect for the Hijab, but has never insinuated that she plans on wearing one.
Rumors claimed that Haifa said. “I may be inspired to do so (wear a Hijab) at any time, and the matter is in God's hands.”
Rumors also claimed that Hiafa said every stage in a person's life is different, and at this stage nothing stands in the way of her career, whereas down the line she may decide to settle down and have a family, and shift her entire focus.