Originally published at 10:22 pm CST 2-27-2013
Ethiopian Jew Wins Miss Israel Contest
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Yityish Titi Aynaw won the Miss Israel 2013 title Wednesday night, the Times of Israel reported. The 21-year-old resident of Netanya on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline is the first Ethiopian-born contestant to win the title.
Aynaw came to Israel with her family nine years ago. She was entered into the Miss Israel competition by a friend, and has no previous modeling experience.
During the pageant Aynaw said she wants to become a fashion model in order “to change attitudes toward dark-skinned models. I’d love to become the first [Ethiopian] Israeli (TV) host, the Tyra Banks of Israel.”