Haifa

Client
Haifa Wehbe
Category
Music Video
Credits
Post-Production

Music video produced for the Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe. Directed by Canadian-born celebrity photographer, director, television personality, former model, spokesperson, creative director, and actor Mike Ruiz. Post-Production including video editing and VFX by Matyas Kelemen at Reality Engine Studios.

Haifa Wehbe was born on March 10, 1976 in Mahrouna, Lebanon as Haifa Mohammed Wehbe. She is an actress, known for Bahr al nojoum (2008), Rouh's Beauty (2014) and Dokkan Shehata (2008). She was previously married to Ahmad Abu Husheima.

Haifa Wehbe has released five studio albums and made her acting debut in the 2008 Pepsi-produced film Sea of Stars. In 2006, Wehbe was on People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people list.

Mike's work has appeared in numerous American and international magazines such as Vanity Fair, Flaunt, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Paper, Citizen K, Dazed and Confused, Arena, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue and was a contributor to Dolce & Gabbana's Hollywood book and Iman's The Beauty of Color beauty book. He photographed the album cover for Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted".

In addition to his advertising and celebrity clients, Ruiz has branched out as a director doing music video for artists such as Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jody Watley, Traci Lords, Kristine W. and Shontelle. He also made his feature film directorial debut in 2007 with "Starrbooty", starring RuPaul.

Ruiz has appeared on several reality shows, including Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, America's Next Top Model, and RuPaul's Drag Race, as a celebrity photographer and guest judge. He also rounded out the panel of expert judges on the third season of Canada's Next Top Model. Ruiz was a member of the cast of Logo network's reality series, The A-List: New York, for its first two seasons.