Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest, 2012
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Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest, 2012

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It's all about the eyes. The lashes. The big hair. And for the 17 women from Sydney's Lebanese diaspora who competed in th 12th Annual Miss Lebanon Australia, it was about pride in their heritage and community. The Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest 2012 was held at Doltone House, Pyrmont. Photos by Steven Siewert and Marco Del Grande. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH

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Miss Lebanon Australia contestant Renee Mazloum doing the final touches to her eyes.Photo: Steven Siewert

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Miss Lebanon Australia contestant Neda Valaei preparing herself for the contest.Photo: Steven Siewert

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Miss Lebanon Australia contestant Sylvia Hawat.Photo: Steven Siewert

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Andriana Chidac (tiara) with admirers.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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An entrant in the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest, 2012, at Doltone House, Pyrmont.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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People dancing at the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest, 2012, at Doltone House, Pyrmont.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Andriana Chidac enjoying the musical entertainment.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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A contestant in the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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A mother holds up her baby for a better view during parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Bianca Obeid parades the catwalk in her swimwear in the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Ladies on the catwalk at the Miss Lebanon Australia Beauty Contest.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Spectators look on as the contestants parade the catwalk.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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A lady photographs a contestant on the catwalk.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande

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Contestants in the swimwear parade.Photo: Marco Del Grande