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Heartthrob! Rami Malek Is Charming Us With His Broken Arabic

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Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Egyptian-American superstar/heartthrob, Rami Malek, who seems like he’s going to keep charming us with his broken Arabic every once in a while.

Last year, a BBC Arabic interview by Husam Sam Asi with Malek went viral as the Mr. Robot lead actor spoke in his parents’ mother tongue. It was the first time for us, Egyptian fans, to hear him casually utter words like shukran, masr, and Alhamdulillah; Arabic for thank you, Egypt, and, thank God consecutively. We were all surprised with our jaws dropping.

Now, after finally getting used to the actor’s accent, he is no longer hesitant to throw in an Arabic word here and there during his interviews with the Arab media. Lately, two more interviews began circulating on social media; one with Patrick Abboud and another one with Husam Sam Asi. He mainly talked about his new lead role in the biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, portraying none other than Queen’s legendary Freddie Mercury! Add to that some extra juice on Malek’s ethnic background, his expectations, and even things you probably never knew about Mercury!

He confessed that he thought he’d never make it in Hollywood as an Arab

Bearing Malek’s Egyptian roots in mind, the actor probably never thought he’d go beyond roles like King Tut’s for instance. He didn’t have high expectations for himself in the industry as it was not that easy for an Arab to make it big in a place like Hollywood.

Rami told Abboud, “For a long time I thought, ‘I’m not gonna get this. There’s no way I’m going to play the lead of a television series!” He then added, “I did not think that, that would be the case. It was not dominated by actors who look like me or you or had names like us.”

Today, Malek is proudly a Primetime Emmy Award winner, he also has earned himself the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. And now, his role in Bohemian Rhapsody might be Malek’s gate to even more nominations and who knows, he might land himself an Oscar!

Malek and Mercury actually have things in common

Turns out that Freddie Mercury is nothing but a stage name for Farrokh Bulsara. He was originally born in Zanzibar to Parsis parents and lived in both India and London. Later on, when he formed Queen, he legally changed his name to Mercury. Hence, they’re both immigrants who made it to the big-time when they thought they couldn’t!

Rami finally assured our speculations made about the lyric “Bismillah” in Bohemian Rhapsody

If you’re a hardcore Queen fan, Bohemian Rhapsody must be your favorite song! Out of all the lyrics, one word, in particular, caught the attention of every single Arab out there. We were all probably like, “did he just say bismilliah?” You probably had your doubts as well and speculated for years, but Rami Malek just put your doubts to an end. Yes, Freddie Mercury did mean to say bismillah, Arabic for “in the name of God.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List

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BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!

 

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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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Pilots Suspended For Allowing Mohamed Ramadan into the Cockpit

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According to Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry, a pilot and co-pilot got suspended after superstar Mohamed Ramadan shared a video of him flying the jet himself and it went viral.

The civil aviation ministry confirmed the legitimacy of the video, however, the plane belongs to a private Egyptian jets company and not Egyptair.

The video has went viral in no time, after the star posted a photo on Instagram in the cockpit and then a video on Twitter. The star was heading to Riyadh to participate in the Joy Forum, and people found it impressive that he apparently can now fly a plane.

 

“In a first of its kind experience, I will go drive the plane,” Ramadan says in the video he shared on Twitter, and a man in the background of the video is heard saying, “I  swear to God, Mohamed Ramadan is the one driving the plane now.”

 

 

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