This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Miss Universe Ethiopia

Miss Universe Ethiopia
Motto Beautiful Ethiopian
Formation 2004
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Addis Ababa
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
English
Miss Universe Ethiopia 2017
Akinahom Zergaw
National Directors
Maria Sarungi Tsehai
Nelly Kamwelu
Website Ethiopia Miss Universe

Miss Universe Ethiopia is a beauty pageant that was first held in 2004. It is the national contest to choose the representative for the Miss Universe pageant.

History

In 2004, The Ethiopian Life Foundation and Andy Abulime the National Director and CEO became the franchise holder, and has been since 2004, when Ethiopia made its first appearance at Miss Universe 2004 in Ecuador.[citation needed]

In 2006,Dina Fekadu, who was crowned in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, April 14, 2006. She was in the Top 20 at Miss Universe 2006 in the United States.[1]

In 2007, The Ethiopian Life Foundation remained at the forefront of Beauty pageant development in Ethiopia, and has also since gone on to organise the first-ever International beauty pageant in Ethiopia in October 2007, Miss Tourism of the Millennium.[citation needed]

In 2017 Maria Sarungi Tsehai in partnership with former Miss Universe Tanzania Nelly Kamwelu, were awarded the Miss Universe franchise in Ethiopia.

Titleholders

Boldface indicates winner of the Miss Universe, Miss Earth or Miss International

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Universe Ethiopia

Year Miss Universe Ethiopia City Notes Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2004 Ferehiwot Abebe Merkuriya Addis Ababa Miss Earth Ethiopia 2004 Unplaced
2005 Atetegeb Tesfaye Worku Model Unplaced
2006 Dina Fekadu Mosissa TV Host Top 20
2007 Kidan Gebreegziabher Tesfahun Miss Millennium Queen 2007 Did not compete
2009 Melat Woldesenbet Yante Elite Model Ethiopia 2009 Unplaced
2012 Helen Getachew Teklemarkos Miss Grand Ethiopia 2013 Unplaced
2013 Mhadere Tigabe Mechanical Engineer Unplaced
2014 Hiwot Bekele Mamo 1st Runner-up Miss Grand International 2014 Unplaced
2017 Akinahom Zergaw Model Unplaced

Other pageants

In 2017, former Miss Universe Ethiopia, Hiwot Bekele acquired the franchise license for Miss Earth, Miss International, and Miss Supranational.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Earth Ethiopia

Year Miss Earth Ethiopia City Notes Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards
2004 Ferehiwot Abebe Merkuriya Addis Ababa Miss Universe Ethiopia 2004 Unplaced
2006 Dina Fekadu Mosissa TV Host Unplaced
2007 Nardos Desta Tafese 1st Runner-up Miss Millennium Queen 2007 Unplaced
2008 Kidan Gebreegziabher Tesfahun Miss Millennium Queen 2007 Unplaced
2010 Rahel Debebe Woldekirkos Miss Ethiopia Model of the World 2011 Did not compete
2017 Mekdalawit Mequanent Appointed Unplaced
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best in Talent (Group 2)

Miss International Ethiopia

Year Miss International Ethiopia City Notes Placement at Miss International Special Awards
2004 Helina Mezegbu Addis Ababa Miss Tourism Ethiopia 2004 Unplaced
2005 Dina Fekadu Mosissa TV Host Unplaced
2006 Fethiya Mohammed Seid Miss Tourism Queen Ethiopia 2005 Unplaced
2007 Kidan Gebreegziabher Tesfahun Miss Millennium Queen 2007 Unplaced
2008 Nardos Desta Tafese 1st Runner-up Miss Millennium Queen 2007 Unplaced
2009 Rahel Debebe Woldekirkos Miss Ethiopia Model of the World 2011 Unplaced
2017 Bamlak Dereje Appointed Unplaced

Miss Supranational Ethiopia

Year Miss Supranational Ethiopia City Notes Placement at Miss Supranational Special Awards
2011 Aman Taye Lemma Addis Ababa Unplaced
2016 Misker Mika Kassahun Harar Unplaced
2017 Bitaniya Josef Addis Ababa 3rd Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Miss Universe Ethiopia 2006". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

External links