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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Hanaa Ben Abdesslem’s Engagement


Hanaa Ben Abdesslem For Vogue Arabia October 2017. Photographed by Tom Munro

Our October 2017 cover star, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem is engaged! The Tunisian model announced the happy news via Instagram.

“Out of all of my fingers, this one is now my favorite! It sure does have a ring to it… Never thought I could experience such joy until I met you. You have opened my heart to a new part of life, making it complete. I say yes to you my darling, I say yes to life, to an endless love,” she said of her engagement to long-time love, Amerpal.

Speaking to, Amerpal revealed how he selected his bride-to-be’s engagement ring. “The ring was made for Abdesslem by Van Cleef & Arpels at their Mayfair branch. It is set with a diamond so exquisite. It is representative of Abdesslem’s beauty.”

As for the wedding, the couple revealed that they are going to tie the knot with a traditional Tunisian ceremony, in Abdesslem home nation of Tunisia.

The model’s choice of attire will also pay homage to her roots. Abdesslem told that aside from wearing a traditional Tunisian dress during the religious ceremony, she will also don a contemporary dress crafted by a Tunisian designer. Who do you think the lucky designer will be? Let us know on our Instagram @voguearabia

We are beyond excited for the Tunisian supermodel, who first made waves in the Arab world in 2012, when she became the first muslim to lend her face to Lancôme‘s international campaign. Abdesslem was also the first Arab model to be featured in the Pirelli calendar (a glamour trade calendar published by the brand’s UK subsidiary) and, has also modeled for some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and, Thierry Mugler, being a few. That’s not all, the 28-year-old has also been a muse for Azzedine Alaïa, for many years.

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