Hot 100 2011 - Huda, Mona and Alya Kattan
If you’re looking for the UAE’s answer to the Kardashians, then meet the Kattans, a trio of successful siblings rocking the scene.
Huda, often likened to Kim Kardashian, is known for being a beauty blogger and make-up artist. Thousands of fans watch her ‘how to’ videos. Her fascination with beauty started out as a hobby, but then she decided to go pro. “I never saw it as a career but my sister convinced me to go to Hollywood to study make-up – I have never looked back.”
A huge part of Huda’s success comes from PR guru sister Mona who runs her own business consultancy. Creative, friendly and optimistic, this glamourpuss puts her family first and says her parents are her biggest inspirations. “They’re so amazing and have influenced me in ways that I never understood until now.”
Third sister Alya is described by Mona and Huda as “caring, sweet and kind”. A Library Assistant looking to move into nutrition and personal training, she says Huda is one of her role-models, and the best advice she ever heard was, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent, and if you don’t love yourself, no one else will!”