Israel officially has a new reigning queen—a beauty queen, that is.

Eighteen-year-old Mor Maman from Beersheba won the title of Miss Israel Tuesday night, at a ceremony at the Congress Center in Haifa.


Maman is the daughter of a former beauty queen, and intends to enlist in the Israeli Air Force in the near future. She is currently studying graphic design.

She also helms a weight loss group on Facebook that has more than 44,000 likes. On the page, she encourages a healthy lifestyle, following her own 65-pound weight loss.

Maman is succeeding Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, 22, who became the first Ethiopian-born Miss Israel last year.