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It may have been rainy outside, but the Philadelphia 76ers were in for a bright surprise. Miss Israel Titi Aynaw dropped in on their practice.
We’ve got all the Jewish names that lit up 2013, from Mila Kunis, James Deen and Sarah Silverman to the Jewish kid from L.A. who talked a supermodel into going to the prom.
Titi Aynaw may not have been crowned Miss Universe 2013, but she did Israelis proud by representing her country in the international pageant in Moscow.
The Forward isn’t really supposed to tell you whom to vote for. But we’re pretty sure that rule doesn’t apply to the Miss Universe pageant.
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Titi Aynaw has not just inspired members of her own ethnic group. Mimas Abdelhai, a Palestinian-Israeli, has been mulling the idea of taking part in Miss Israel since last year.
When Miss Israel ‘Titi’ Aynaw enters a room full of Jewish children, they think she’s from Africa. They’re only half right — as the willowy beauty queen is quick to point out.
Israeli beauty queen Yityish “Titi” Aynaw seemed completely at ease as she mingled with the assembled guests on Tuesday evening on the penthouse balcony with breathtaking views of south Manhattan.
Titi Aynaw is the first black woman to win the Miss Israel title. But she’s just one of a growing number of African-born Israelis making a splash in pop culture.