Barack Obama invites Miss Israel Yityish Aynaw to official state dinner
Wednesday 13 March 2013
With thousands of Israelis hoping to catch a glimpse of Barack Obama when he visits next week, it might come as a surprise that he has invited a 21-year-old shop assistant to the official state dinner.
But Yityish Aynaw is no ordinary shop assistant. Indeed, she was recently crowned Miss Israel, the first Ethiopian-born Israeli to win the pageant.
Ms Aynaw told the Jerusalem Post today that she is “very excited” for the opportunity to meet Mr Obama, who, she says, has had a “notable influence on her life”. Asked by the Israeli daily why she thought she had been chosen to attend the dinner, Ms Aynaw said that she is “the first black Miss Israel to be chosen and [Mr Obama] is the first black American President. These go together.”
David Haines remembered: Death of British hostage executed by Isis lamented from the Balkans to Sudan
Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton nude pictures exhibition cancelled after artist concedes photos were 'stolen property'
David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker
Piers Morgan attempts to save the Union by promising to go back to the US if Scotland votes 'No' to independence
Jennifer Lawrence to make public appearance after nude photo leaks as Met Gala Ball 2015 co-host
- 1 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
£300 - £350 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Cent...
£80 - £114 per day: Randstad Education Bristol: Newly qualified teachers requi...
£80 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Bristol: KS1 & 2 Primary teachers urgen...
£90 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Hull: Randstad Education is the UK mark...