ng at the 3rd African Oscars held in Washington at the Famous Warner Theatre
President Obama met the Israeli reigning beauty queen just a couple weeks after she made history by becoming the first Black ‘Miss Israel.
At 21, Aynaw was working as a sales clerk when a friend entered her name into Israel’s beauty pageant.
She became an army officer after graduation.
“It’s time that someone from my community, someone with my skin color, who is Israeli just like everyone else, represent the country,” she said. “I feel like I made history, that I blazed a trail.”
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