Skip to comments.Yityish Aynaw: First black Miss Israel will go to the ball (w. Obama)
Posted on 03/21/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by traumer
It's been an astonishing three weeks for Yityish Aynaw, an immigrant orphan from Ethiopia, who became the first black Miss Israel last month, and has now been invited to Thursday's gala dinner with visiting US President Barack Obama.
When Yityish Aynaw arrived in Israel as a 12-year-old, winning beauty contests and dining with presidents was as far from her thoughts as her native Ethiopia is from her adopted land.
Her mother had just died, leaving her an orphan - her father had died years earlier. So her mother's parents, who were among thousands of Ethiopian Jews already living in Israel, arrived in Addis Ababa to fetch Yityish and her older brother.
In their new home, they had to learn Hebrew from scratch.
"It wasn't easy because I couldn't speak the language and I was put into a regular class without any help," Aynaw, now 21, told the BBC World Service.
"It was a new language. It was a new culture. Quite often children even laughed at me," she says, though she adds that she also met many kind people.
But Aynaw was determined to succeed in her adopted country.
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Isn’t it racist...?
This just absolutely drips with racism! I wonder if her Royal Large Hind-ass will kick his ass when he gets home.
Ha! I was just thinking of that pic!
That will be nothing compared to the hissy fit thrown by Reggie Love.
How democrat of Obama,bring herbs and get a shot of leg when out of the house.
Is she even Jewish? Or was this just a feel-good/PR move for Israel?
How racist can you get? The problem in my mind is that he’s “touchy”....yuk....gross
this hot black Israeli chick is going to a ball with the fag in chief?
Ethiopia is all you need to know.
I agree. Seems like a total waste.
Ya got it 1/2 right!
Ethiopian Jew ... and H A W T.
Who on earth could blame any jewish people over there who did that? Seems pretty intelligent, to me.
"Let's see...live in this predominately muslim country that is going to turn me into a second class citizen at best, or at worst, either watch me and my loved ones get murdered without lifting a finger or simply having the government do the heavy lifting on the violence themselves...hmm...tough choices!"
She could be a muslim or a Christian too. Don't know.
heh, sheesh. One would think I would even read the article...:(
She is pretty, but...I have seen Israeli women who were way, WAAAAY hotter than that. Maybe she juggles chain saws and balances plates at the same time...:)
That’s the BEST they got??? OMG!!