February ‘14
Insight Interview

February ‘14
Youssef Spahi
Youssef Spahi


    


How are you and how have you been doing since the breakdown of the January revolution?

I could say I am starting to be fine now after MB are gone, we have been suffering a lot since the so called revolution of 2011 that I would rather call it a conspiracy by all means.


Why were you interested to pursue this career?

I was always interested in fashion and art since I was a kid, after finishing my business degree in Switzerland I insisted to pursue my studies in fashion design in Milan, I believe I took the career of fashion with all its fields, designing, organizing fashion shows or photo shoots, beauty pageants and owning a modelling agency as well .


How was your work affected by the political situation?

My work got affected big time by the political situation like any work related to entertainment beauty and tourism, the instability, bad economy and the existence of those MB terrorists with their fanatic groups affected all kind of jobs & hopes.


Are you planning for a comeback to the beauty pageants in 2014?

I am planning for a big and totally different comeback for Miss Egypt 2014 that hopefully will serve tourism with its creative touristic concept.


How do Egyptian view beauty pageants in Egypt?

Actually beauty pageants in Egypt is still not so well perceived that is why we are changing totally the concept starting this year.


What part of your job do you enjoy most?

Organizing a great fashion show or staging a very successful pageant.


What do you hope for the future of your work?

I hope to have more people interested in the fashion industry and my catwalk academy to grow more, and to go back into designing, I do believe I am talented so I don't want to waist my life without going back into the thing that I love the most.


What is the most embarrassing moment that happened on stage during contests?

Tripping but this happened also internationally and going blank when answering a difficult question


What is the most valuable piece of advice you want to give to people who are looking to improve their looks?

To start first by playing sports, eating healthy, and to try to be themselves not to imitate others, each one has qualities so she should discover and work on them. Skin care and dental care are very important and I consider those two factors are very important to look good.


What attract you to women?

The sexiest thing is her eyes and their expressions also long legs.


What is the sexiest thing you find in a woman?

First her looks than her charisma and personality.


When choosing a contestant, what are the criteria's that you look for?

Proportion body, good features., charisma, education , height is important as well.


Of all the beauty queens, name three that you think were the best to represent their country.

4 please : Karin Fahmy , Sara Shahin, Heba Sisy, Meriam George


What is your usual nutrition, and how often do you hit the gym?

Lately I have been very lazy and it has been a while since I went to the gym but I will start very soon again, I used to go between 3 to 4 days a week. Nutrition habits it depends sometime I am obsessed with healthy food and other time I eat every thing.


If I was to turn on your ipod right now, what five artists/ songs would I see on your recently played list?

Adele, Rihanna , Elissa,Sherine & Mike Massi


I never workout without'¦

My music


My guilty food is'¦

Sushi and tiramisu


On a typical Thursday night I'¦

Believe it or not movie night cosy at home


My favorite thing to do when I want to relax is'¦

Turn off the light, turn on a candle and listen to nice relaxing music


My all time celebrity crush'¦

lol was soooooo in love with Brook Sheilds


My favorite vacation spot'¦

Mykonos


What's the best valentines' gift you ever received?

Sad to answer I really can't remember :(