Six Arab Instagram stars get their very own three-part reality show

Lana El-Sahely is a Lebanese social media star. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 26 December 2017
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Six Arab Instagram stars get their very own three-part reality show

DUBAI: Six of the Middle East’s most fashionable Instagram stars are starring in their very own three-part reality show, set to air across the region on E! television channel on Dec. 26.
Available exclusively on OSN or WAVO, the home of such hit shows as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” is set to show off the lives of six Middle Easters social media personalities in a mini-series titled “My Fabulous M.E.”
The three-part series by Sugar Rush Productions features two personalities per episode, including influences from Beirut, Dubai and Kuwait.
The show will feature Kuwaiti star Fatima Almomen, who has 1.2 million followers on Instagram, as well as Kuwaiti Dana Al-Tuwarish, who has 1.8 million followers on the social media platform.

I love the rain

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Representing Beirut is Nour Arida, a fashion blogger with 203,000 followers on Instagram. Fellow Lebanese star Lana El-Sahely, with 200,000 followers, will join her on the show.

When it's the holidaysss

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Dubai-based personalities include Lebanese beauty blogger Maya Ahmad, who has more than one million followers on Instagram and nearly 500,000 subscribers on YouTube. She is joined by 24-year-old Hadia Ghaleb who has 863,000 followers on Instagram and 250,000 fans on Facebook.

The struggle of coming up with a valuable caption

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Shanina Shaik stars in campaign for Revolve

Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik. (AFP)
Updated 15 July 2018
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Shanina Shaik stars in campaign for Revolve

DUBAI: She may not be at Miami Swim Week, but Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik certainly got into the spirit on Instagram, posting shots from her trip to Bermuda with US-based e-tail platform Revolve and giving a special mention to the swimwear event.
“Because it’s swim week,” Shaik captioned a photo of herself wearing a red-and-white vertically striped bikini, by swimwear label Tularosa, against a rocky backdrop in Bermuda. Miami Swim Week is set to continue until July 17 and sees swimwear designers from across the world show off their latest perfect-for-the-pool creations on the sunny shores of the Floridian city.
However, the model is on another sun-drenched shoreline for a photoshoot and launch party celebrating a collaboration between clothing brands The Naven Twins and NBD in Bermuda this week.
Shaik, whose father is Pakistani and mother is Lithuanian-Australian, wasn’t the only fashionable it-girl on the island, however. Revolve handpicked a group of stylish influencers and models to star in the Bermudian snaps.
Designer and marketing guru Draya Michele, model Kara Del Toro and influencer Jill Wallace also took part in the color-packed photoshoot.

When I spot the icecream shop ! @revolve #revolvearoundtheworld

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For her part, Shaik starred in a series of shots wearing a glittering array of beach-ready outfits. In one windswept photo, the model wears a lilac bandeau top with draped sleeves, paired with a jungle-print pair of high-waisted shorts — “a real-life mermaid,” the Revolve social media team captioned the picture on Instagram.
Revolve carries more than 500 menswear and womenswear brands and has a dedicated beauty section on its website, revolve.com. Launched in 2003, the e-tail website claims to have 40 million page visits per month, so it makes sense that Shaik, an already successful runway model, would jump on the bandwagon.
Shaik is newly married, having tied the knot with musician DJ Ruckus at a family-filled ceremony in the Bahamas in May. The couple promptly followed it up with a bash in Miami that was attended by likes of Bella Hadid and model Hailey Baldwin.
The model married her long-time beau Gregory Andrews on musician Lenny Kravitz’s private island of Eleuthera.
Reverend Run of Run DMC performed the ceremony as family, friends and a handful of celebrity guests gathered for the nuptials, including Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, as well as models Nadine Leopold and Hannah Ferguson.
The happy couple got engaged in December 2015 after dating for less than a year. He reportedly presented her with two Lorraine Schwartz rings and let her take her pick. She eventually chose a gold band that featured an amethyst and a diamond, according to media reports.