A popular American model with Egyptian roots, Sandra Shehab is one of the Middle Eastern names that should be on your radar for 2019. The 23-year-old from Cliffside Park in New Jersey really came into the limelight in 2018 after appearing in Season 24 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Although she was eliminated in episode eight, coming in 8th place, she touched many Arab women around the world with her inspiring comments and charming personality.
"I feel I represented my community pretty well. I wanted to show Muslim girls that they can do whatever they want. I hope they see that," Shehab said as she left the show.
The dark-haired, brown-eyed beauty was described as “absolutely stunning” by “America’s Next Top Model” and “America’s Got Talent” host Tyra Banks. The host, who taught the contestants how to correctly pose for and take a mirror selfie before asking them to participate in a challenge, also said she believed Shehab could make a lot of money pursuing commercial modeling.
Shehab, who is around 170cm tall, is a skilled social-media influencer known for her winning style and flawless taste in make-up. Having an impact on how other females dress, she is the brainchild behind Sandra’s Closet, where she sells all kinds of pieces that have been worn by her and gives tips on what to pair them with.
Additionally, on her website, sandrashehab.com, she shares fashion, beauty and skincare tips. The TV personality, who mostly goes for comfort and simplicity when it comes to her wardrobe, shares her outfit choices and lets readers know where to shop for the chic pieces so they can rock a similar look. Shehab, who likes to keep things simple with beauty too, also shares how she achieves certain looks, for example a sleek ponytail. She also dishes out beauty and skincare advice, like the best red hues for each type of skin tone. Plus, she goes through the various steps of some of her beauty habits and reveals her favourite products (facial sheet masks included).
While her first YouTube video, which was posted in 2016, was "Evening Glam Make-up Tutorial,” Shehab’s YouTube channel, with 21,559 subscribers, now includes simple make-up and nighttime skincare routines, as well as hair tutorials.
On her website and her @missshehab Instagram account, where she has 241,000 followers, she also engages her audience with lifestyle shots, including her travels with husband Josh Beaupain. The pair was listed as one of Instagram’s ‘Top 3 Fashion Couples’ on the “Brother2Brother” blog.