Her Twitter feed is almost identical to that of any other young woman her age (lots of Vines and selfies) apart from casual references to the constant death threats she and her family receive.One user wrote this week: "Ur head will be cut soon inshallah". " She recently posted a picture of an Agent Provocateur underwear set, captioned: “After a long day of death threats coming home to my Xmas present to myself turns the entire day around.” The way that Khalifa takes this abuse in her stride - and doesn’t let it affect the way that she lives her life - is inspirational in itself. Despite a paucity of female role models, many people in Lebanon are rejecting Khalifa - a self made business woman who’s so proud of her Lebanese heritage that she has the first line of the national anthem tattooed on her body: that same body on which she bases her whole career.
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She has 107,000 followers on Twitter and 143,000 on Instagram. They’re supposed to be concerned with loftier things than sexuality.
And they’re certainly not supposed to have breast enlargements to further themselves.
Khalifa herself is open about the fact that porn won’t be her whole life.
“It’s not something I’d make a career out of, but I’ll ride it out 'til I can’t do it anymore,” she’s said.
After all, they are bright, intelligent and brave young women who refuse to be stopped from doing what they love, even in the face of death threats.
If people of Lebanon really do care about having a high profile female role model, they should embrace Khalifa.
Last week it was also revealed that Al-Waleed had sold his five per cent stake in the Rupert Murdoch-dominated media company 21st Century Fox.
The assets are part of the Kingdom Holding Co, which is owned by the prince. Prince Charles (left), flanked by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (second left), his wife Amira delivers a speech during a tour at the official re-opening of the Savoy Hotel in London, on November 2, 2010Officials in the kingdom have frozen the bank accounts of 11 princes and 38 former government ministers, deputies and businessmen in an anti-corruption sweep.
Now it is being reported that he is trying to sell the Four Seasons and Movenpick hotels in Beirut.