Jessica Kahawaty won Miss World Australia 2012, then proceeded to Miss World 2012 in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China, where she claimed second runner-up. She competed in Miss Lebanon 2010 held at the LBC studios in Adma, Lebanon, where she was rewarded the position of third runner-up. Kahawaty previously represented Lebanon at the age of 19, at the Miss International 2008 pageant held in Macau on 8 November 2008, where she placed as one of the Top 12 semi-finalists.
Jessica won her first beauty pageant at the age of 17 years in Sydney, Australia on May 2007. She was crowned Miss Lebanon Australia 2007 and was the first Lebanese Australian to subsequently win Miss Lebanon World 2008 in the following year. The pageant, held in Batroun Village Club, Lebanon, on 14 August 2008 featured 31 contestants with Lebanese origin from around the world. In November, she represented Lebanon in Miss International 2008, where she placed in the Top 12.
Domestic beauty pageants
Miss World Australia 2012: Winner
Miss Lebanon 2010: 3rd Runner-Up
Miss Lebanon Australia 2007: Winner
International beauty pageants
Miss World 2012: 2nd Runner-Up (representing Australia)
Miss International 2008: Top 12 (representing Lebanon)
Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2008: Winner