Miss Cote d'Ivoire

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Miss Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Formation 1956
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Yamoussoukro
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language French
Chairman Victor Yapobi
Website Miss CI Official site

Miss Côte d'Ivoire or Miss Ivory Coast is a national beauty pageant for young Ivorians in Ivory Coast. The pageant was founded in 1956 and nowadays, its winner goes to Miss World.


Miss Cote d'Ivoire has existed since 1956 but currently, Miss Cote d'Ivoire new team was placed since 1996. The committee Miss Côte d'Ivoire is an association chaired by Victor Yapobi (Comici). The organizing committee created in 1996 consists of an executive committee of six members and regional committees throughout Côte d'Ivoire. There are even elections were held for the Ivorian out in 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2010 organized by the EU-Comici under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Committee Miss Côte d'Ivoire.

  • In 1956, Miss Cote d'Ivoire organized by another partner group.
  • In 1985, Miss Cote d'Ivoire debut at Miss World 1985 in the United Kingdom.
  • In 1986, Miss Cote d'Ivoire debut at Miss Universe 1986 in Panama and Miss International 1986 in Japan.
  • In 2009, Miss Cote d'Ivoire returned at Miss World 2009 in South Africa.


The winner of Miss Cote d'Ivoire represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Miss Cote d'Ivoire
1956 Marthe Niankoury 1965 Monique Kessié 1985 Rose-Armande Oulla
1986 Marie-Françoise Kouamé 1987 Georgette Bailly 1988 Cecilia Valentin
1989 Muriel Edoukou 1993 Lydie Aka 1996 Hermine Mimi
1997 Aicha Rami Kéïta 1998 Laeticia N'Cho 1999 Sylviane Dodoo
2000 Linda Delon 2001 Nadia Gaëlle Yoboué 2002 Yannick Azébian
2004 Tania Kessié 2005 Séry Djehy Dorcas 2006 Alima Diomandé
2007 Bernadette N’zi 2008 Murielle-Claude Nanié 2009 Rosine Dacoury
2010 Inès Da Sylva 2011 Betty Kouadio 2012 Hélène Valérie Djouka
2013 Aissata Dia Ezzedine[1] 2014 Jennifer Kolo[2]

Representatives at International pageants[edit]

Lists of Miss Cote d'Ivoire winners at International pageants.

Year Miss Cote d'Ivoire Placement at Miss World Placement at Miss Universe Placement at Miss International
Ivory Coast 2014 Yéo Jennifer United Kingdom 2014 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 2013 Aissata Dia Ezzedine Indonesia 2013 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 2012 Hélène Valérie Djouka China 2012 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 2011 Betty Kouadio United Kingdom 2011 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 2010 Inès Da Sylva China 2010 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 2009 Rosine Dacoury South Africa 2009 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete
Ivory Coast 1999 Madaussou Kamara Did not compete Did not compete Japan 1999 - Unplaced
Ivory Coast 1986 Marie-Françoise Kouamé Did not compete Panama 1986 - Unplaced Japan 1986 - Unplaced
Ivory Coast 1985 Rose-Armande Oulla United Kingdom 1985 - Unplaced Did not compete Did not compete


  • 1986: Marie-Françoise Kouamé was competed at Miss Universe 1986 in Panama City, Panama. She was represented CI at the pageant. Cote d'Ivoire competed at the pageant in only 1 year and never return again until now. Maria was appointed to compete at Miss International 1986 in Nagasaki, Japan. She failed at the pageant but she is the only one Ivorian who marked her country at two prestigious pageants in the World.
  • 1999: Madaussou Kamara became the second representative at Miss International 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. She was the runner-up at Miss Cote d'Ivoire, in unknown reasons the reigning winner of Miss CI in that year, Sylviane Dodoo did not compete at all pageants.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography of Miss CI at Miss World". missworld.com. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "18 Year Old Jennifer Kolo crowned Miss Ivory Coast 2014". news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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