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Former Lebanese glamor model-turned-sports pundit Mia Khalifa loves Lebanon, but does it love her back?

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DUBAI: A Lebanese-American former glamor model has caused a social media stir after she posted a message on Twitter that proclaimed her love for Lebanon, but added that she did not believe her feelings were reciprocated.
In a celebration of Lebanon’s Independence Day, Mia Khalifa tweeted: “Happy Independence Day to the country I love, but doesn’t really love me back.”
Boasting a staggering 2.02 million followers on her Twitter account, it was inevitable that such a comment would likely draw at least a few responses.
And it was somewhat of a mixed bag in terms of the nature of the views. Some were reassuring, telling her she was much preferred to the people running the country.
“definitely more than our politicians who brought nothing but shame and corruption to the country,” @G_azzi tweeted.


And @leithfadel wrote: “Lebanon loves you more than Hariri.”


There was the suggestion that maybe she was wrong. @sparty_vz suggested: “i am sure they love you, but just are playing hard to get.”


Meanwhile @MoeAlayan showed he was a man of few words, simply responding: “Queen of Lebanon.”


But @SalamElDibs wanted to test Khalifa’s claim of love for the Middle East nation, asking: “Did u register yourself for the elections?”


Meanwhile @jpkintana wanted to show Khalifa that there was a hard truth in life: “Sometimes love is not a two way street.”


And some suggested that maybe she should step up and make things better for the troubled country: “mia khalifa for president,” wrote @WissamKoleilat.


And that was not the only call for her to run for office: “Believe me, if you’d run for president, I’d vote for you,” @Alxhabr tweeted.


There were more reassuring messages of affection from the likes of @AhmadHuda11: “no we do love you backk habibty.”


And if all else failed, there is always Mexico where @jaarteag tweeted: “Mmmm...in Mexico, you are welcome.!!!!”

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