Miss Cyprus

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Star Kypros
Formation 1956
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Nicosia
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Website starcyprus.com

Miss Cyprus, (Greek: Μις Κύπρος), is the annual national Pancyprian beauty competition in Cyprus. The current competition's official name is Star Kypros (Σταρ Κύπρος).

History[edit]

The first modern Cypriot competition took place in 1956. Since 1971 the organization has been financed by the famed brewing company Carlsberg. Since 1988 the competition has taken place st the Carlsberg-festival location. Since 1989 the Miss Cyprus beauty pageant has aired live on television.

The winners receive the titles "Star Kypros", '"Miss Kypros", "Miss Carlsberg" and "Miss Mediterranean". Winners of the event go on to represent Cyprus at the Miss Universe (Star Kypros), Miss World (Miss Kypros), plus two runners-up. The following abbreviations are used for the different titles: Only one person has gone to place in the beauty pagents which is Miss Cyprus 2002 who finished 8th.

The winners receive the title:

  • SK = Star Kypros (Greek: Σταρ Κύπρος)
  • MK = Miss Kypros (Greek: Μις Κύπρος)

Titleholders[edit]

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

The winner of Star Kypros represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Traditionally the winner selected in previous year to the Miss Universe pageant. In 2010 No national pageant but traditionally, Cyprus sents the winner in previous year to compete at Miss Universe pageant. In 2013 Star Kypros postponed after Miss Universe 2013 contest and no Cyprus in 2013 session of Miss Universe.[1]

Star Kypros since 1973
1973 Joanna Melanidou 1974 Andri Tsangaridou 1975 None
1976 Georgia Georgiou 1977 Mary Adamou 1978 Eliana Djiaboura Chr
1979 Parthenopi Vassiliadou 1980 Elena Andreou 1981 Katia Angelidou
1982 Marina Elena Rauscher 1983 Katia Chrysochou 1984 Zsa Zsa Melodias
1985 Andri Andreou 1986 Christina Vassaliadou 1987 Natasha Papademetriou
1988 Aphrodite Theophanous 1989 Irma Voulgari 1990 Emilia Groutidou
1991 Militsa Papadopoulou 1992 Photini Spyridonos 1993 Maria Vasiliou
1994 Clara Davina Rainbow 1995 Froso Spyrou 1996 Korina Nicolaou
1997 Daniella Iordanova 1998 Valentini Dionysiou 1999 Christi Groutidou
2000 Stella Demetriou 2001 Demetra Eleftheriou 2002 Ivi Lazarou
2003 Nayia Iacovidou 2004 Elena Hadjidemetriou 2005 Elena Gerodiakonou
2006 Polyvia Achilleos 2007 Dimitra Sergiou 2008 Kielia Giasemidou
2009 Demetra Olimpiou 2011 Andriani Karantoni 2012 Ntaniella Kefala[2]
2013 Elisa Georgiou[3] 2014 Markélla Marína Konstantínou[4]

Notes:

  • No pageant in 2011

Star Kypros[edit]

Cyprus debut in 1973. Especially in 1975-1980, 1982, 1988-1991 and 2013-2014 Cyprus did not compete at Miss Universe pageant.

Year Name Region Placement Notes
1999 Christy Groutidou Nicosia Cyprus Miss Universe 2000 - Unplaced
2000 Stella Demetriou Nicosia Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2001 - Unplaced
2001 Demetra Eleftheriou Nicosia Puerto Rico Miss Universe 2002 - Top 10
2002 Ivi Lazarou Nicosia Panama Miss Universe 2003 - Unplaced
2003 Nayia Iacovidou Nicosia Ecuador Miss Universe 2004 - Unplaced
2004 Elena Hadjidemetriou Nicosia Thailand Miss Universe 2005 - Unplaced
2005 Elena Ierodiakonou Nicosia United States Miss Universe 2006 - Unplaced
2006 Polyvia Achilleos Nicosia Mexico Miss Universe 2007 - Unplaced
2007 Dimitra Sergiou Nicosia Vietnam Miss Universe 2008 - Unplaced
2008 Kielia Giasemidou Nicosia The Bahamas Miss Universe 2009 - Unplaced
2009 Demetra Olymbiou Nicosia United States Miss Universe 2010 - Unplaced
2011 Andriani Karantoni Nicosia Brazil Miss Universe 2011 - Unplaced
2012 Ntaniella Kefala Paralimni Did not compete Due to lack of preparation
2013 Elisa Georgiou Larnaca Did not compete Due to lack of sponsorship
2014 Markélla Konstantínou Nicosia Miss Universe 2015 - TBD TBD

Miss Kypros[edit]

Cyprus debut in 1960. Traditionally, the 1st Runner-up of Star Kypors or called as Miss Kypros represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the position does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Especially in 1964, and 1974-1975 Cyprus did not compete at Miss World pageant.

Year Name Placement Star Kypros
1999 Sófi Giorgíou United Kingdom Miss World 1999 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2000 Ifigéneia Papaïoánnou United Kingdom Miss World 2000 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2001 Christiána Chrysostómou South Africa Miss World 2001 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2002 Antzela Drousiótou United Kingdom Miss World 2002 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2003 Stélla Stylianoú China Miss World 2003 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2004 Konstantína Euripídou China Miss World 2004 - Top Model (Top 20) 1st Runner-up
2005 Nicole Temené Did not compete 1st Runner-up
2006 Elli Manoli Poland Miss World 2006 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2007 Dora Anastasiou China Miss World 2007 - Best Talent (Top 18) 1st Runner-up
2008 Iosifina Sekki Did not compete 1st Runner-up
2009 Chrystalla Tsialli South Africa Miss World 2009 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2011 Orthodoxia Panagi United Kingdom Miss World 2011 - Beauty with A Purpose (Top 77) 1st Runner-up
2012 Georgia Georgiou China Miss World 2012 - Beach Fashion (Top 40) 1st Runner-up
2013 Ioanna Fillipou United Kingdom Miss World 2014 - Unplaced 1st Runner-up
2014 Rafaéla Charalámpous Miss World 2015 - TBD 1st Runner-up

Miss Carlsberg[edit]

Cyprus debut in 1972. Traditionally, the 2nd Runner-up of Star Kypors or called as Miss Carlsberg represents her country at Miss Europe. On occasion, when the position does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Since 2007, Miss Europe did not held again. The Miss Carlsberg winner did not compete at International pageants excluded in 2009 and 2011 in appointing by Star Kypros Organization.

Year Name Placement Star Kypros
1999 Marina Christodoulidou Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2000 Karolina Kyprianou Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2001 Despina Romanaki Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2002 Valendina Christoforou Lebanon Miss Europe 2002 - Top 12 2nd Runner-up
2003 Iliana Charalambous France Miss Europe 2005 - Unplaced 2nd Runner-up
2004 Christina Dimitriou Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2005 Anna Theologou Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2006 Constandina Christodoulou Ukraine Miss Europe 2006 - Unplaced 2nd Runner-up
2007 Stephani Paraskeva Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2008 Dimitra Makrigianni Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2009 Andrea Kkolou China Miss World 2010 - Best Talent (Top 15) 2nd Runner-up
2011 Kristi-Mari Agapiou Indonesia Miss World 2013 - Top Model (Top 10) 2nd Runner-up
2012 Tzouliana Georgallidou Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2013 Andrea Taouxi Did not compete 2nd Runner-up
2014 Identifying Did not compete 2nd Runner-up

Miss Mediterranean[edit]

Cyprus debut in 1995. Traditionally, the 3rd Runner-up of Star Kypros or called as Miss Mediterranean represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the position does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Since 2007, in unknown reasons, the Miss Mediterranean did not compete at the pageants excluded in 2008 and 2012 in appointing by Star Kypros Organization.

Year Name Placement Star Kypros
1999 Nikoletta Violari Japan Miss International 2000 - Top 10 3rd Runner-up
2000 Maria Chatzivasiliou Japan Miss International 2001 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2001 Nikol Stylianou Japan Miss International 2002 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2002 Maria Pelekanou Japan Miss International 2003 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2003 Dimitra Mouski China Miss International 2004 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2004 Nikól Georgiou Did not compete 3rd Runner-up
2005 Charis Dimitriou Japan Miss International 2005 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2006 Elena Georgiou Japan Miss International 2006 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2007 Vessi Philippou Did not compete 3rd Runner-up
2008 Mari Vasiliou South Africa Miss World 2008 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2009 Valentina Elsayiet Did not compete 3rd Runner-up
2011 Stefania Konstantinou Did not compete 3rd Runner-up
2012 Ioánna Yiannakoú United States Miss Universe 2012 - Unplaced 3rd Runner-up
2013 Keterina Theodorou Did not compete 3rd Runner-up
2014 Identifying Did not compete 3rd Runner-up

Other titles[edit]

Cyprus local pageant or Star Kypros also sent the delegate to other pageants.

  • 2009: Nerantzoula Emmanouilidou (Miss Supranational Cyprus 2009)

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