Mia Khalifa has gotten death threats for wearing hijabs in her videos and having Lebanese-influenced tattoos and now she the No. 1 ranked star of the 71st most-visited website in the world. She took the crown from Lisa Ann.
Born in Lebanon, the brunette beauty Mia Khalifa (not her real name) moved from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States at the age of ten before eventually moving to Miami. She married an American guy in February 2011 and is currently living with him in Florida.
Mia Khalifa Tattoos
She has two big tattoos and one of them is the beginning lines to the country’s national anthem which reads, “Koullouna lil-watan, lil’oula lil-‘alam,” which translates to, “All of us! For our Country, for our Flag and Glory!”
It appears on her left arm. She has another on her left wrist, which is the Lebanese Forces Cross. “We are probably paying the price of living away from our homeland; our kids had to adapt to societies that don’t resemble our culture, traditions and values,” the family statement said.
“Im proud of Lebanon, hence 3/4 of my tattoos. I didn’t mean to embarrass them by it. Wasn’t my intention when I got them”, she wrote According to International Business Times, the song has been played more than 114,000 times and has received more than 1,000 likes on SoundCloud.
“They’re embarrassed I’m ‘claiming’ them — as if I had a choice. I was born there,” she told Newsweek. “I was born and raised there, I’m entitled to an opinion on the politics just like everyone else,” she once said, according to The Lebanese Examiner.
“Hence, we emphasize that we disassociate ourselves from her actions which do not reflect her family beliefs, her upbringing or her true Lebanese roots. We hope that she comes back to her senses as her image does not honor her family or her homeland — Lebanon.”
The 21-year-old Mia Khalifa is the No. 1 ranked star of the 71st most-visited website in the world, according to the web traffic analytics firm Alexa (for comparison, cnn.com ranks 73rd and nytimes.com ranks 97th).
She has also got song by Timeflies band members Rez and Cal which lyrics reads, “Now let’s get it on from New York to the Bay all the way to Lebanon. Sometimes you gotta make a decision/ Took her talents ‘round the world/ Now she’s ballin’ like LeBron, aye.”