Five-year-old Israeli becomes Instagram star

Mia Aflalo is making waves due to her gorgeous locks.

August 30, 2018 15:17
2 minute read.
Five-year-old Israeli becomes Instagram star

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/ DADO RUVIC)


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Five-year-old Mia Aflalo, a native of Netanya, is the latest Internet sensation. Over the past few days, Aflalo has garnered significant buzz around the globe due to her long, beautiful, thick, shiny hair.

The pre-schooler first gained attention last year, when hairdresser to the stars Sagi Dahary posted a photo of her on his Instagram feed.
Dahary, who is based in Tel Aviv, regularly posts images of the hairdos he gives everyone from Sara Netanyahu to Dana International and even Gal Gadot. But the photo of the young Aflalo in December 2017 got more than 27,000 likes.


hair: @sagidahary

A post shared by Mia Aflalo Shunem (@miaaflalo) on

Today, Aflalo (or her parents) has almost 55,000 followers on Instagram, and has gained considerable media attention.

This week, Britain’s Daily Mail said the youngster “has been hailed as a rising star after photos of her stunning hair, styled into voluminous curls here, left followers speechless,” and The Sun said “photos of her luscious locks left others stunned.”

The Daily Mirror wrote that Aflalo “has been hailed a rising star in modeling” while Metro UK said she shows off “sleek hairstyles and glamorous outfits.”

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