Maya Reaidy biography: 13 things about Miss Lebanon 2018


Maya Reaidy (مايا رعيدي) is a Lebanese-Russian ballet dancer and beauty queen. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She was born and raised in Tannourine, Lebanon.
  2. She is an only child. Her father is Lebanese while her mother is Russian.
  3. She is a vegetarian.
  4. Aside from ballet dancing, she also enjoys yoga. 
  5. She attended Jesus & Mary School in Rabieh, Lebanon.
  6. She studied pharmacy at Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
  7. She considers Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney as one of the public figures she looks up to. She is 18 years younger than Clooney, who was born in Beirut.
  8. On September 30, 2018, she competed against 29 other candidates at Miss Lebanon 2018 at the Forum de Beyrouth in Beirut, Lebanon and won the title.
  9. On October 1, 2018, she appeared on “Menna W Jerr“, a television show hosted by Pierre Rabbat and broadcast on MTV Lebanon. It was her first TV appearance.
  10. On October 11, 2018, she graced the cover of women’s lifestyle magazine Zahrat Al Khaleej along with Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
  11. On December 17, 2018, she represented Lebanon at Miss Universe 2018 at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi, Thailand and competed against 93 other candidates. She was unplaced.
  12. From 2019 to 2021, she continued to reign as Miss Lebanon.
  13. On July 24, 2022, she crowned her successor Miss Lebanon 2022 Yasmina Zaytoun at the Forum de Beyrouth.

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