This week at the Miss Israel 2013 beauty contest, 21 year old Yityish Titi Aynaw becam the first black Israeli beauty queen.
Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw
Aside from being an amazing beauty, Yityish is also an amazing woman who was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel at the age of 12. Yityish served as a captain in the IDF.
When asked by the judges why she should be picked as Miss Israel 2013 she said, Israel is a country with people of many colors, it is time we showed our colors to the world. … It is time for a Black Miss Israel.
This a a good year for Ethiopian Israelis in the media. Although there are many Ethiopian professionals they are not that visible. It is good to see these people getting more visibility. Another amazing Ethiopian Israelis making headlines in Israel is Rudy Beinsin who many think will be this years winner of The Voice Israel, see her here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFbxROnHcLw&feature=share&list=PLbnnJA2j1A54Ir0pna0dpiT1DpFuMHaFN