Saudi social media influencers shine at Cosmopolitan Middle East awards

Saudi-Lebanese social media star Alanoud Badr won big on the night. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 09 May 2018

Saudi social media influencers shine at Cosmopolitan Middle East awards

CAIRO: Saudi social media stars dazzled at the very first Cosmopolitan Middle East Influencer Awards in Dubai, which celebrated the region’s most popular influencers.

Two Saudi social media stars were awarded at the event which took place on Monday night.

The awards recognized the Middle East’s best influencers, bloggers, vloggers and entrepreneurs, based on votes by 150,000 readers from the region.

Among the winners was Saudi-Lebanese social media star Alanoud Badr, aka Lady Fozaza, who won in the Best Fashion Influencer category. The well-heeled star has more than 600,000 followers across various social media platforms and inspires her audiences with her curated styles and self-designed clothing line.

Saudi Arabia-based influencer Yousef Sudais (@jo0sef) won the Best Travel Influencer award. He is a daring globe-trotter who travels the world entertaining his followers.

The awards also shortlisted Dubai-based fashion enthusiast and trend-setter Dana Hourani, along with Kuwaiti Fouz Al-Fahad, a beauty lover who regularly treats her followers to make-up tutorials.

Kuwaiti make-up artist and Instagram sensation Sondos Alqattan, who has grown to become one of the most regional hijab-wearing influencers, was also shortlisted for an award.


Stars put on a show at the El Gouna Film Festival 

Updated 28 October 2020

Stars put on a show at the El Gouna Film Festival 

DUBAI: The fourth edition of the annual El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, running until Oct. 31, has been a hot topic this week, with fans on social media discussing stars’ best and worst red carpet looks.

Here we have rounded up some of our favorite gowns from day five.  

Lekaa El-Khamissi 

The star wore a voluminous black dress by Egyptian couturier Osama Abdallah. (AFP)

The Egyptian actress, who started her acting career in the late 1990s, wore a voluminous black dress by Egyptian couturier Osama Abdallah. The strapless creation featured a transparent net-like pattern on the waist.  

She accessorized her look with dangling diamond earrings and a slicked-back hairstyle.  

Reem Samy 

The 25-year-old actress turned heads in a creamy white suit designed by Lebanese talent Basil Soda. (AFP)

The rising Egyptian talent has been building her name in the industry over the past few years, with her latest series “El-Prince” being among the most-watched Ramadan shows in 2020.  

The 25-year-old actress, sister of the director Mohammed Samy, turned heads in a creamy white suit designed by Lebanese talent Basil Soda. She wore a floor-trailing chiffon blouse, satin pants and a silver-cropped embroidered jacket. 

Mayssa Maghrebi 

Teh actress wore a fully-embellished ensemble by Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al-Jasmi. (AFP)

The Emirati-Moroccan actress stepped out in a fully-embellished ensemble by Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al-Jasmi. Sticking to COVID-19 safety precautions, Maghrebi wore a white mask to go with her form-fitting dress. 

The star started working her acting career in 2000. She acted in several Egyptian, Saudi, Kuwaiti, and Emirati television series.

Bushra 

The star wore a black off-the-shoulder lace dress by Lebanese designer Fouad Sarkis. (AFP)

The Egyptian actress and singer is the co-founder of the star-studded festival. 

The star wore a black off-the-shoulder lace dress, cinched at the waist, by Lebanese designer Fouad Sarkis.

Laila Eloui

The veteran Egyptian actress wore a gown by Lebanese designer Basil Soda. (AFP)

The veteran Egyptian actress opted for a vibrant pink satin gown by Lebanese designer Basil Soda. 

She started her career at the age of seven. Now, being in the industry for over 40 years, she has more than 70 movies under her belt.