Mama Mia! Lebanese Miami Porn star Mia Khalifa arouses new Arab Uprisings!

Published January 8th, 2015 - 10:29 GMT

Lebanon has no king, and for now no president either, but today it boasts a queen - and we’re not talking Amal Clooney (despite those irresistible rumors that her hubby may run for US President). Lebanese-born Mia Khalifa (not her real name) is the newly crowned Queen of Porn thanks to her popular performances on the world’s most-visited adult video site, PornHub.

The Miami-based star made her debut in October 2014 and quickly become a favorite among adult film fans, but now she’s being bombarded with death threats and messages of hate - many from her homeland. But with her role model being sex-tape-famed buxom big-bootied Kim Kardashian, can we fully blame her just because she hails from the conservative Middle East?

Not firing blanks

Nonetheless, this shameless starlet isn’t taking the criticism lying down. She hit back at her haters on Twitter, saying, “Doesn’t the Middle East have more important things to worry about besides me? How about finding a president? Or containing ISIS?” Just one of many smart-witted come-backs she’s been pumping out on twitter.

Tattoo-lly unacceptable!

While Lebanon is considered one of the Middle East’s most liberal countries, Khalifa’s porn career and her Arab-themed tattoos aren’t playing well with many natives, including her very own - in her own words - “extremely strict, overbearing, and very conservative” parents. She’s inked with the beginning lines to the Lebanese national anthem. Another tatt is the Lebanese Forces Cross, symbol of the Lebanese Christian political party. And a controversial and sometimes inflammatory label to have branded on her much-exhibited bod, given the divisive element of Lebanese politics.

To make matters worse, in one of her videos, Mia satirically wears a Muslim hijab! Quick to point out that Hollywood has depicted Muslims in more unflattering roles than adult films possibly could, she refuses to take the heat for that Charlie Hebdo-ism, insult to the religion.

“They’re embarrassed I’m ‘claiming’ them - as if I had a choice. I was born there,” she told Newsweek magazine. The Lebanese Examiner quoted her saying, “I was born and raised there, I’m entitled to an opinion on the politics just like everyone else.”

We present to you Mia Khalifa, a ‘Lebanese force’ to reckon with and the latest face of Middle Eastern porn, in these dirty dozen slides.

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Naked ambition! Mia’s fame comes from porn films and some serious nude selfie promotion to her 112K Twitter followers & 148K on Instagram. She posted a Vine after learning she was top-ranked on Pornhub. “WE MADE IT,” she wrote, “#honored.” The looped video shows her gleefully jumping on her bed. Lebanon? Not so honored apparently.

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Mia started out as a model, only making her porn debut in October 2014. She sometimes used the stage name Mia Callista. A diminutive 5ft 2in and weighing 121 lbs, Mia’s curvy measurements (34DD-26-40) make her an untraditional beauty - no wonder her role models include her body-twins Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara!

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Mia moved to Montgomery County in Maryland, USA, when she was 11. She is a Christian, now living in Miami, and describes herself on Twitter as the “Unofficial mascot of the Florida State Seminoles and a pornstar in the off-season.” On Instagram, she added “Lebanese born and bred” and “dog mom of two.”

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While she didn't attend Florida State - Miss smarty-pants earned a B.A. in history from the University of Texas at El Paso - she's their football team’s biggest fan, constantly posting about them on her Twitter page. Mia even floated the idea of a sex scene with their star quarterback Jameis Winston to her director!

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Mia posts many raunchy photos while kitted up in team jerseys and Seminole-logo-ed sportswear. She says she’s using her “superstar powers” to sway more fans towards Florida State. Are those powers to turn people on?! For some reason, Mia seems to have a problem finding the right fit!

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No porn star would be complete without a series of selfies in scanty pin-up costumes. See Mia tastefully nude, sans makeup, in a bikini, as a sexy kitten, and here - wishing her fans a Merry Christmas. Ho(e), Ho(e), Ho(e).

Mia Khalifa

Here’s the skinny on this starlet. She holds firm political views and is patriotic about her homeland with Arab-themed tattoos that are partly to blame for the fierce backlash reaction she incited. She said her tattoo of the Leb Forces Cross was to "show solidarity with my father's political views after a bombing in Lebanon in 2012.”

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While some are head over heels in love with Mia, others have bit her head off! Critics accused her of disrespecting her faith, others claimed she was living a sinful life and deserved to be killed. Twitter user Abdallahbakrr warned her, "@miakhalifa ur head will be cut soon inshallah."

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Mia has received death threats from Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine, with some people threatening to fly to the US, hunt her down and kill her. One follower wrote on her Instagram page, “I am a Palestinian patriot and what you are doing is shameful”. Others joked that the “porn industry isn’t nonprophet.”

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Khalifa insists she is proud of her accomplishments and has no plans to suppress her sexuality. Her fans have her (bare) back! British-Leb author Nasri Atallah said, “As a woman, she's free to do as she pleases with her body…[she] lives halfway across the world and owes absolutely nothing to the country where she happened to be born.”

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An amusing muse! Pop-electro duo, Timeflies, dropped a new song about the buzzing adult film star, saying they were inspired by Mia’s lovable Twitter persona and “artistic body of work.” The electronic/middle-eastern/pop sounding track has a simple, catchy chorus was just released and has already been supported by Mia, so kudos to them.

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Shwai, shwai! If this woman can create this stir in three short months, just imagine what she’ll do next. Mia Khalifa brings new dimension to the phrase, “Arabs Got Talent!”

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Naked ambition! Mia’s fame comes from porn films and some serious nude selfie promotion to her 112K Twitter followers & 148K on Instagram. She posted a Vine after learning she was top-ranked on Pornhub. “WE MADE IT,” she wrote, “#honored.” The looped video shows her gleefully jumping on her bed. Lebanon? Not so honored apparently.
Mia Khalifa
Mia started out as a model, only making her porn debut in October 2014. She sometimes used the stage name Mia Callista. A diminutive 5ft 2in and weighing 121 lbs, Mia’s curvy measurements (34DD-26-40) make her an untraditional beauty - no wonder her role models include her body-twins Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara!
Mia Khalifa
Mia moved to Montgomery County in Maryland, USA, when she was 11. She is a Christian, now living in Miami, and describes herself on Twitter as the “Unofficial mascot of the Florida State Seminoles and a pornstar in the off-season.” On Instagram, she added “Lebanese born and bred” and “dog mom of two.”
Mia Khalifa
While she didn't attend Florida State - Miss smarty-pants earned a B.A. in history from the University of Texas at El Paso - she's their football team’s biggest fan, constantly posting about them on her Twitter page. Mia even floated the idea of a sex scene with their star quarterback Jameis Winston to her director!
Mia Khalifa
Mia posts many raunchy photos while kitted up in team jerseys and Seminole-logo-ed sportswear. She says she’s using her “superstar powers” to sway more fans towards Florida State. Are those powers to turn people on?! For some reason, Mia seems to have a problem finding the right fit!
Mia Khalifa
No porn star would be complete without a series of selfies in scanty pin-up costumes. See Mia tastefully nude, sans makeup, in a bikini, as a sexy kitten, and here - wishing her fans a Merry Christmas. Ho(e), Ho(e), Ho(e).
Mia Khalifa
Here’s the skinny on this starlet. She holds firm political views and is patriotic about her homeland with Arab-themed tattoos that are partly to blame for the fierce backlash reaction she incited. She said her tattoo of the Leb Forces Cross was to "show solidarity with my father's political views after a bombing in Lebanon in 2012.”
Mia Khalifa
While some are head over heels in love with Mia, others have bit her head off! Critics accused her of disrespecting her faith, others claimed she was living a sinful life and deserved to be killed. Twitter user Abdallahbakrr warned her, "@miakhalifa ur head will be cut soon inshallah."
Mia Khalifa
Mia has received death threats from Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine, with some people threatening to fly to the US, hunt her down and kill her. One follower wrote on her Instagram page, “I am a Palestinian patriot and what you are doing is shameful”. Others joked that the “porn industry isn’t nonprophet.”
Mia Khalifa
Khalifa insists she is proud of her accomplishments and has no plans to suppress her sexuality. Her fans have her (bare) back! British-Leb author Nasri Atallah said, “As a woman, she's free to do as she pleases with her body…[she] lives halfway across the world and owes absolutely nothing to the country where she happened to be born.”
Mia Khalifa
An amusing muse! Pop-electro duo, Timeflies, dropped a new song about the buzzing adult film star, saying they were inspired by Mia’s lovable Twitter persona and “artistic body of work.” The electronic/middle-eastern/pop sounding track has a simple, catchy chorus was just released and has already been supported by Mia, so kudos to them.
Mia Khalifa
Shwai, shwai! If this woman can create this stir in three short months, just imagine what she’ll do next. Mia Khalifa brings new dimension to the phrase, “Arabs Got Talent!”