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Miss Universe Albania

Miss Albania Organization
MottoPerzgjedhja e Miss Universe Albania
Formation2002
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersTirana
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Albanian
Organizer & CEO
Revista VIP Club
Key people
Vera Grabocka
Websiterevistavip.club

Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant in Albania.

History

Floriana Garo represented Albania in the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant.

Albania debuted at Miss Universe in 2002 with the Miss Albania organization as the official franchise holder. The organization held national pageant yearly up into 2006. Beginning in 2007, the franchise license was given to the then official photographer of Miss Universe, Fadil Berisha who happened to be from Albania. At this point Fadil created the "Miss Universe Albania" organization and would held occasional yearly national pageant or in some cases, designate a participant to represent Albania at Miss Universe. Fadil would continue to be the national director until 2013.

In 2014 Revista VIP Club acquired the Miss Universe franchise license in Albania and consequently also the Miss World franchise license. The company would held yearly national pageants where two winners were crowned to compete at Miss Universe and Miss World. The company would held the license of Miss World until 2017.

In 2018, the Miss World license was given to Vera Grabocka who was previously the national director of Miss World in Albania between 2006-2013, while Revista VIP Club only held the Miss Universe license.

Editions

  • On May 11, 2012, Miss World national director, Vera Grabocka and Miss Universe national director Fadil Berisha held a joint Mister & Miss Albania pageant where two contestants were crowned at the same event.
  • In 2013 Agnesa Vuthaj, a former Miss Albania herself, acquired the license for Miss Earth in Albania and together with Fadil Berisha, organized the Miss Universe Albania pageant where the runner-up was given the title of "Miss Earth Albania 2013".

Titleholders

Miss Universe Albania

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Notes
2002 Anisa Kospiri[1] Tirana Top 10 Miss Albania 2002
2003 Denisa Kola[2] Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2003
2005 Agnesa Vuthaj[3] Istog*** Unplaced Miss Albania 2004
2006 Eralda Hitaj[4] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2006
2007 Sadina Alla[5] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2007
2008 Matilda Mecini[6] Tirana Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10) Miss Universe Albania 2008
2009 Hasna Xhukiçi[7] Fier Top 15 River Race (3rd Placed) Miss Universe Albania 2009
2010 Angela Martini[8] Shkodër Top 10 Miss Universe Albania 2010
2011 Xhesika Berberi[9] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2011
2012 Adrola Dushi Lezhë Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2012
2013 Fioralba Dizdari Tirana Did not compete Miss Universe Albania 2013
(First Runner-up)
2014 Zhaneta Byberi Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2014
2015 Megi Luka Fushë-Krujë Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2015
2016 Lindita Idrizi Elbasan Unplaced Miss Photogenic Miss Universe Albania 2016; previously won Miss Europe Continental 2015 in Italy
2017 Blerta Leka Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2017
2018 Trejsi Sejdini Elbasan TBD TBD Miss Universe Albania 2018

Miss World Albania

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Since 2016, the first runner-up in the Miss Universe Albania competition is sent to Miss World. From 2002 to 2012, the representative was either selected from the separate Miss Albania competition or was appointed.

Year Miss World Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Notes
2002 Anjeza Maja Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2002
(First Runner-up)
2003 Denisa Kola Tirana Unplaced Miss Scholarship Miss Albania 2003
2004 Agnesa Vuthaj Istog*** Unplaced Miss Albania 2004
2006 Suada Sherifi Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2005
2007 Elda Dushi Tirana Unplaced Miss World Sport (Top 16) Appointed
2008 Egla Harxhi Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2007
2009 Armina Mevlani Tirana Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 22) Appointed
2010 Arnita Beqiraj Vlorë Unplaced Miss Albania 2010
2011 Isi Topçiu-Ulaj Tirana Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 20) Miss Albania 2010
(Third Runner-up)
2012 Floriana Garo Durrës Unplaced Appointed
2013 Ersela Kurti Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2012
(First Runner-up)
2014 Xhensila Pere Korçë Unplaced Appointed
2015 Kristina Bakiu Kolonjë Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 15) Miss Universe Albania 2013
2016 Ëndrra Kovaçi Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2016
(First Runner-up)
2017 Joana Grabolli[10] Berat Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2017
(First Runner-up)
2018 Nikita Preka Tirana Unplaced Appointed

Miss Europe Albania

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Europe Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Notes
1995 Monika Zguro Korçë 2nd Runner-up
1996 Hygerta Sako Durrës Top 10

Notes

Winners

Anisa Kospiri was the first Albanian delegate at the Miss Universe pageant. She went to compete in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in the grand final she was the first girl to be called in the Top 10. She competed in both Swimsuit and Evening Gown competition and scored 8.51 and 8.34 respectively. However, her average score was not high enough for her to advance in the next phase of the competition. Until 2010 she held the record of the highest placing Albanian candidate in the Miss Universe pageant.

Withdrawal

On October 2013, Miss Universe Albania, Fioralba Dizdari withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant out of respect for Miss Universe Kosovo having to withdraw as Russia did not recognize Kosovo as an independent country and thus the contestant would be denied entrance into Russia. But on October 8, 2014, Miss Universe Albania 2014 was back to Miss Universe with Zhaneta Byberi as the crowned beauty pageant titleholder.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cultural Summary". SETimes.com. May 29, 2002. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Denisa Kola, Albanian representative to Miss Universe 2003". shkoder.net. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Blunders of Miss Albania winners". BalkanWeb. July 12, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "Eralda Hitaj". missuniverse.com. July 1, 2006. Archived from the original on July 1, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Miss Universe Presentation Show Gowns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. May 23, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2011.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Beauties will attend Miss Universe 2008". xaluan.com. April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  7. ^ "Miss Universe bikini photos". Toronto Sun. August 5, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "Is Angela as beautiful as Linda?". 20 Minuten. July 19, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  9. ^ "Global Beauties - Miss Universe Albania 2011". Global Beauties. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015.
  10. ^ "Joana Grabolli crowned Miss World Albania 2017". indiatimes. June 30, 2017.

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