Mo Salah And Alessandra Ambrosio Take On The GQ Middle East Life Swap

04 November 2019
Mo Salah, Alessandra Ambrosio, GQ Men Of The Year 2019
Find out what happened when our Man of the Year and our Fashion icon award winner went head to head

Football v Fashion. Mo Salah v Alessandra Ambrosio.

GQ Middle East’s Life Swap pitted the two big winners from our Men of the Year awards against each other to test their knowledge of each other’s field. And the results were…well, we’ll let you be the judge.

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Salah got off to a flyer by identifying the editor of American Vogue, while Brazilian supermodel Ambrosio struggled with the shirt number the Egyptian superstar wears for his country.

The questions got a little tricker after that, though Salah earned major kudos for his knowledge of women’s shoe designers.

Liverpool star Salah had won the Man of the Year award at the GQ Middle East awards which took place at Louvre Abu Dhabi in October.

“I’m very happy to be the first one to get Man of the Year, I have to thank GQ for that and I have to thank everyone here,” ” said Salah, the star of GQ Middle East’s third cover in December 2018. “I’d like to dedicate this award to my fans everywhere, especially those who are in Egypt… who always support me everywhere. Everywhere I go I feel the love and support from them, I have to dedicate this award for them.”

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Meanwhile Ambrosio walked off with the Fashion Icon award in Abu Dhabi, and joked that she has now been in the industry for half her life. She also reminded the audience exactly what fashion should be about.

“Fashion to me it’s about bringing your personality, being who you are, having fun and don’t take it too seriously,” Ambrosio said. “So I guess thank you GQ again for tonight, and let’s have some fun.”

Salah and Ambrosio were later joined by Aladdin star Mena Massoud and other celebrities and VIP guests at the GQ Middle East Men of the Year after party at the Abu Dhabi Edition.