What is the epitome of narcissism? I’ll tell you what- it’s singer Wael Kfoury, Lebanon’s heartthrob, our very own Middle Eastern version of Enrique Iglesias naming a tennis tournament after himself. It’s called First In Tournament Wael (whatever that means) and you guessed it, it’s all about Wael. It also entails his very own promo video where he’s looking suave in his tennis gear, seductively tying his laces only to toss his ball up in the air and shoot.
I happened to accidentally come across this debauchery on TV Saturday afternoon and I did a double-take when I thought a saw a tennis match with giant-sized posters of a freshly shaven Kfoury plastered all over the tennis court walls. As I heard the overly excited commentator speak I realized it was Wael Kfoury in person playing on the court. Yup, there he was running around, playing a game of doubles with 3 other players who must have felt completely insignificant. And the best part is that he won, in his own game! It was brilliant. Self-promotion at its most shameless hour.
If that wasn’t entertaining enough- another over-the-top diva made an appearance and cheered Wael on- it was none other than Lebanon’s aspiring Lady GaGa, Maya Diab wearing yet another attention-famished outfit and looking like she was about to snatch the camera away and go do some very bad things to it in a corner. She announced that she too will be training all year round to take part in First In Tournament Wael next year. Maya Diab- tennis outfit- playing tennis- now that should be one heck of a sight! I’m game.