Exclusive AL Machahir Magazine - Bob Jaalouk

Iro Dimitropoulou comes from a family that has modeling in their DNA, her mother is a former international model in Italy she worked with Giorgio Armani. Iro first gained fame from her first relationship with Belgian billionaire with whom she was engaged at the age of 17. Iro is also an entrepreneur she owns an investment and sales company. She studies Law in Los Angeles, USA. She walked for her first fashion show when she was just 3 years old and continued her career with TV commercials, photo shoots , fashion shows, she also had a leading role in an American documentary. In 2018 she won the competition Miss World Top Model in Lebanon. 

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Ambitious : I have a passion and I know what I want. I look at things positively and I’m always seeking to be better. 
Diligent/Loyal : I am always the first person that my friends call because they know I am always there for them. Night or day, I make sure to take care of the people in my life. I put the same effort into making sure my work is done correctly, and I am always available to help my team members.
Creative: I love trying new things, creating new methods, and introducing new ideas. 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life? 

I believe that my parents have been the biggest influence on me as I have grown up. They have distributed their attributes to me, creating a dynamic woman of passion and motivation.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a doctor, a pediatrician or a  child psychologist. I love children and I had this desire to help them secure a fair shot at growing into the best versions of themselves that they can be in life, something that I firmly believe every single child deserves. I was also a volunteer at my American high school and taught children how to play volleyball when I used to play professionally. And at Doctors Without Borders. 

What did you learn from your biggest failure? (if any)

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that’s life, understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of the success. 

How and when did you start into modeling?

My first modeling experience was when I was 3 years old, I had my first fashion show. I then continued having photoshoots for a big children clothing brand and with tv commercials till the age of 6. At the age of 6 I stopped everything, my parents made the right decision for me to devote to my school. Then I started modeling again at the age of 17 at my last year of high school, I was chosen for the Cannes Fashion Week walked for many designers and after I left for LA to continue my career and studies.

What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?

Starting my own business at such a young age and studying also. I didn’t wait for an opportunity, I created it.

And which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?


Who are some of your favorite models and designers and why? 

Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad they know how to dress a woman like a queen. And also Karl Lagerfeld, he was a big influence in the fashion industry he was the creative director for my favorite brands and he really elevated them. 
I admire Chanel Iman, Chrissy Teigen. I personally admire models that can do more than just modeling. My favorite supermodel since a young age is Naomi Campbell, she’s the definition of being “fierce” in a good modeling way.

Something people don’t know about you? 

People tend to say that I look and that I am very strong and powerful and not easily approachable. I like that, and I am, but on the inside I’m very soft and friendly but I don’t let everyone see that side of me.

What was your feeling when they told you: IRO is the next MISS TOP MODEL LEBANON

I was very happy I felt a sense of fulfillment, that one of my goals was succeeded with my genuine worth. I will never forget this moment, I appreciate every person that was at the International beauty competition with me, 42 countries participated. Lebanon is in my heart, I love Lebanon and every person that came into my life during the competition they will stay in my heart forever.

What do you think of Social Media as you are a huge influencer in this category?

I believe social media have a big impact in everyone’s life. I believe we should change the way we are using them, We should Impact people in a good way, and not impress people. We should never compare our lives, we should always appreciate everything we are. Unfortunately I see that’s there a lot of jealousy. This should not be a competition and I personally don’t see anyone as a competition. We are all unique individuals, we don’t have the same dreams, goals or brains. 

What do you promise your fans on 2021 year ? 

I promise that I will always continue reading every message they send me and try to respond and I will always appreciate them for being by my side. I wish all the best for them, health and happiness to each individual and to their families. 
At the end you look like ?

My great-grandmother always tells me that I look like Italian star Ornella Muti in her young age