Photo: Omar Borkan Al Gala, man deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome
konknaijaboy | On 26, Apr 2013
Ladies, say hello to Omar Borkan Al Gala. Or just make whatever sound you can after being completely overwhelmed by his handsomeness (which we show in all its glory in the photos above). The Dubai-based actor, photographer and poet (SWOON!) was one of the three men who were deported from Saudi Arabia because authorities deemed them “too handsome” and worried that women would lose their minds, tear their clothing off and throw themselves at their feet. We’re considering it anyway, especially after reading Al Gala’s Facebook page, which is full of “When Harry Met Sally” quotes and posts like “If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” Can anyone get this guy deported to our apartment?
Meet Omar Borkan Al Gala, the hunk from UAE deported from Saudi Arabia because officers of the country’s morality police, fearing for the safety of their women, thought he was too handsome to be allowed to stay.
Arabic newspapers quoted the 33-year-old Dubai-based artiste of Egyptian origin, whose real name is Reem Shaaban Hassan, saying: “I went to the UAE stand as a delegate and congratulated them on their folklore… I stayed there for 20 seconds and had no intention to sing… I strongly respect the traditions of Saudi Arabia and all Gulf states and I consider myself a Saudi woman.”