Dominique Youssef Hourani (born August 7, 1985), also known as Dominique, is a singer, actress, model and designer. She is the daughter of the Lebanese historian Dr. Youssef Hourani and the Arab World's most successful singer.
Childhood and studies
Dominique, who was born on the 7th of August 1980 in Yaroun in South Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. She loved fashion, magazines and billboards, and throughout her childhood she always had a dream of being on the covers of magazines and billboards.
Being the daughter of a prominent and well known archeologist, Dr. Youssef Hourani, who wrote more than 20 books and have many approved discoveries in his name in archeology and history of the Middle East. Dominique continued her higher studies along with her career has an MBA degree in business administration from the Lebanese American University along with two other degrees in psychology and accounting.
Dominique is now married to an Austrian businessman and they have a wonderful little baby Delara Sue Almassi.
Her sexy look and amazing height made her succeed over 80 countries and get the Miss Intercontinental 2003 title for her country Lebanon. The event that was held in Berlin, Germany.
And in few years, Dominique became the Arab world's first super model, working for top designers like Dior, Valentino, Versace and many more in Milan and Paris.
After spending about 2 and a half years working as a model in Europe's fashion capitals, Dominique returned to Lebanon after she determined that she should have her voice heard among the Arab World.
Dominique first appeared on the hit television series, "Oyoun Kha'ena" (The Eyes of the Deceiver), alongside famous TV presenter, Tony Khalife. The series that was broadcast in Lebanon and the Arab World on LBC was a big hit with high ratings, and helped Dominique establish herself as an actress.
In the year 2009, Dominique decided to go with her first movie "El Beeh Romancy" along with Mohamed Adel Emam, Hasan Housni, Lebleba, Mena Arafa and Saad El Soghaier. The romantic-comedy movie gave Dominique a wide success in Egypt and the Arab World.
In August of 2005, Dominique toke the Arabic music world by storm by filming her first clip for the song "Farfoura". The clip was considered controversial by the Arabic world, but that did not stop it from reaching number one on the charts. "Farfoura" also gave Dominique her nickname, "Farfoura" which means butterfly in the Lebanese dialect.
After "Farfoura" Dominique released her first album "Etriss" with the top hits "Ganeni", "Wawa Ah", "Etriss", "Aiwa Di Ana", "Garrab". With her extreme and fast success that her singles were able to achieve, her debut album "Atriss" went to number one and stayed there for weeks, selling millions all over the Middle East.
And with her hit song "Khachouka", Dominique traveled to America held the Arab American Festival concert with more than 100,000 people attending.
Dominique's second album in 2008 "Kermalik Ya Dominique" was ranked at the top of sales in Arab World. The album had 11 songs "Batal Harakatak", "Zah Dah Ambou", "Shaltako", "Jarrab", "Arrab Men Albi", "El Hob Mou Bel Ghasb", "Bouria", "Khachouka", "Ya Dalaadi", "Kermalik Ya Dominique" and the part two of the hit song "Etriss".
In 2010 Dominique and Ali El Dik had their first duet song "Natoor" another hit song that stayed for more than 6 months at the top of the charts on radios and websites in various countries. Being a most wanted song especially in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, Dominique and Ali made had a big summer tour achieving a huge success, Dominique was listed the second by the number of summer concerts in the Arab world.
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