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Pageant Queens Spark International Controversy Over a Selfie

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

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Lebanese beauty queen Saly Greige is in a world of trouble due to an Instagram photo in which she appears with Miss Israel Doron Matalon. The offending shot was taken as part of the run up to Miss Universe pageant and shows several contestants doing the 'smile we're in a photo together' thing. You know, normal girl stuff—if Israel and Lebanon weren't continually at war.

Now in an effort to keep her title, Miss Lebanon has cried "Photobomb," posting a version of the 'gram with Miss Israel cropped out. For her part, Miss Israel is handling the whole international controversy like well, a pageant queen, writing on Instagram, "It doesn't surprise me, but it still makes me sad." Hashtag diplomacy.

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