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Miss Egypt

Miss Egypt
Formation 1927
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Cairo
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Official language
Hoda Aboud

Miss Egypt 2005, Meriam George at Miss Earth 2006, Top 8 finalist, in Angeles City, Philippines.
Miss Egypt 2014, Lara Debbane.

Miss Egypt (Arabic:ملكة جمال مصر) is a national beauty pageant in Egypt.

The current Miss Egypt is Farah Sedky, who was crowned on October 28, 2017.[citation needed]


Early years

The first Miss Egypt contest was held in 1927. Charlotte Wassef was one of the first women who won this competition in 1934.[1] She was also crowned Miss Universe 1935 in Brussels.[2][3] The only Miss Egypt winner that held the title of Miss World was Antigone Costanda, who was Miss World in 1954. Miss Egypt 1954 was Yolanda Gigliotti, who later became known as Dalida because of her singing and film career.

Since 1986, the pageant has been sponsored by the hair care company Pantene. Many of the winners have found notable careers in television. It also introduced models and actresses such as Marina Papaelia and Yolanda Gigliotti (Dalida).

2012–2013: Absence in pageantry

In its 2012 – 2013 edition the pageant was cancelled due to revolutionary conflicts in Egypt.

2014–2015: Face to Face Modelling Agency

In 2014, Miss Egypt returns after two years absence, organized by Miss Egypt Organization Face to face (modelling agency), Let's Take Care of the Planet, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, and the Egyptian Tourism Authority.[4] On 27 of August, 2014, the first auditions were held at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel, with 79 girls from across the country, The elimination took part over two rounds with 35 girls selected in round 1 and 20 final contestants are to enter the semi-finals (round 2), which was held at Citadel of Salah Ed-Din,then they participated in the qualifiers on the final round for the title of Miss Egypt 2014. The ceremony was held in Sharm el Sheikh on the 27 of September 2014. Lara Debbane was crowned Miss Egypt 2014 and will represent Egypt in Miss Universe 2014, Amina Ashraf[citation needed] was crowned Miss Egypt World 2014 and Nancy Magdy was crowned Miss Egypt Earth 2014.[5][6]


Miss Egypt 1934 and Miss Universe 1935, Charlotte Wassef.

Miss Egypt

The following is a list of winners from 1986 to 2011, since Pantene acquired the naming rights and the competition (except 1927, 1934, 1953 and 1954).
The pageant has not been held in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015
Year Miss Egypt
1927 Yolanda Kassar
1934 Charlotte Wassef
1953 Antigone Costanda
1954 Yolanda Gigliotti (Dalida)
1956 Norma Dugo
1958 Leila Saad
1965 Omaima Emara
1986 Hoda Aboud
1987 Heba Khalaf
1988 Amina Sami El Shelbaya
1989 Sally Attah
1990 Dalia El Behery
1993 Lamia El Noshy
1994 Ghada El Salem
1995 Perihan Adel Rohiem
1996 Amel Shawky Soleiman
1997 Iman Abdilla Thakeb
1998 Karine Fahmy
1999 Angie Abdalla
2000 Rania El-Sayed
2001 Sarah Shaheen
2002 Sally Shaheen
2003 Horeya Farghaly
2003 Nour El-Semary
(Replaced Farghaly)
2004 Heba Ahmed El Sisy
2005 Meriam George
2006 Fawzia Mohamed
2007 Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany
2008 Yara Naoum
2009 Elham Wagdy
2010 Donia Hamed
2014 Lara Debbana
2016 Nadeen Osama
2017 Farah Sedky

Representatives at Big Four pageants

The following women have represented Egypt in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[7][8] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[9][10][11]

  • Miss Universe: The Miss Egypt winner constantly competes at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Egypt did not compete in 1991, 1993, 2012–2013 and 2015-2016. In 2017 Hoda Aboud (Miss Egypt 1986) took the franchise of Miss Universe.
  • Miss World: Between 1987 and 2014 the Miss Egypt second title or Miss Egypt World constantly competed at the Miss World. In 2016 Miss Egypt World winner will compete at the Miss World.[12]
  • Miss Earth: The Miss Egypt winner sometimes has a right to represent the country to Miss Earth. Accurately the 2nd Runner-up will be the Miss Earth Egypt. Since 2016 Egypt does not compete to Miss Earth.
  • Miss International: The Runner-up or finalist of Miss Egypt allowed to compete at Miss International. Began in 2016 the 2nd Runner-up of Miss Egypt World goes to Miss International.

Miss Egypt Universe

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Egypt Represented Placement Special Awards
1987 Hoda Aboud Alexandria Unplaced
1988 Amina Sami El Shelbaya Alexandria Unplaced
1989 Sally Atta Cairo Unplaced
1990 Dalia El Behery Gharbia Unplaced
1992 Lamia El Noshy Cairo Unplaced
1994 Ghada El Salem Cairo Unplaced
1995 Nadia El Ezz Cairo Unplaced
1996 Hadeel Abd El Naga Cairo Unplaced
1997 Iman Abdilla Thakeb Alexandria Unplaced
1998 Karine Fahmy Cairo Unplaced
1999 Angie Abdalla Alexandria Unplaced
2000 Ranea El Sayed Cairo Unplaced
2001 Sarah Shaheen Cairo Unplaced
2002 Sally Shaheen Cairo Unplaced
2003 Nour El-Semary Cairo Unplaced
2004 Heba Ahmed El Sisy Dakahlia Unplaced Best National Costume
(Top 10)
2005 Meriam George Cairo Unplaced
2006 Fawzia Mohamed Cairo Unplaced
2007 Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany Alexandria Unplaced
2008 Yara Naoum Cairo Unplaced
2009 Elham Wagdy Cairo Unplaced
2010 Donia Hamed Cairo Unplaced
2011 Sara El Khouly (*) Cairo Unplaced
2014 Lara Debbana Cairo Unplaced
2017 Farah Sedky Cairo Unplaced
  • (*) Runner-up went to Miss Universe. Sara El Khouly was designated by Miss Egypt Organization after the Miss Egypt Contest failed to held in 2011. While Donia Hamed was sent to Miss World 2011 by its organizer.

Miss Egypt World

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Egypt Represented Placement Special Awards
1987 Heba Khalef Alexandria Unplaced
1988 Dina El Nagar Cairo Unplaced
1990 Dalia El Behery Gharbia Unplaced
1997 Amel Shawky Soleiman Cairo Unplaced
2004 Heba Ahmed El Sisy Dakahlia Unplaced
2008 Sanna Ismail Hamed Cairo Unplaced
2009 Samah Adel Shalaby Cairo Unplaced
2010 Sara El Khouly Cairo Unplaced
2011 Donia Hamed Cairo Unplaced
2014 Amina Ashraf Cairo Unplaced
2016 Nadeen Osama El Sayed Cairo Unplaced
2017 Farah Shabaan Cairo Unplaced

Miss Egypt Earth

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Egypt Represented Placement Special Awards
2002 Ines Gohar Cairo Unplaced
2004 Arwa Yhaia Gouda Alexandria Top 16
2005 Elham Wagdy Cairo Unplaced
2006 Meriam George Cairo Top 8
2010 Doa Hakam El Mal Cairo Unplaced
2014 Nancy Magdy Cairo Top 16 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Best National Costume
2015 Imaj Ahmed Hassan Cairo Unplaced 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Snowman Building

Miss Egypt International

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Egypt Represented Placement Special Awards
1999 Angie Abdalla Alexandria Unplaced
2000 Hagar El Taher Cairo Unplaced
2004 Dina Abel Cairo Unplaced
2006 Elham Wagdy Cairo Unplaced
2007 Madonna Khaled Adib Cairo Unplaced
2014 Perihan Fateen Cairo Unplaced

Before Miss Egypt

Representatives to Miss World

Year Miss World Egypt Placement Special Awards
1953 Marina Papaelia 2nd Runner-up
1954 Antigone Costanda Miss World 1954
1956 Norma Dugo Unplaced

Representatives to International Pageant of Pulchritude

Year Miss Universe Egypt Placement Special Awards
1935 Charlotte Wassef Miss Universe 1935

International Winners

See also


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  3. ^ Nelson, Cynthia (1996). Doria Shafik, Egyptian feminist: a woman apart. American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-977-424-413-1.
  4. ^ "21 فتاة يتنافسون على لقب ملكة جمال مصر لعام 2014". Masrawy. 
  5. ^ "Miss Egypt 2014". 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Miss Egypt 2014". 28 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  8. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  9. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  10. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  11. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
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