Miss Estonia

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Eesti Miss Estonia
Formation 1923
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Tallinn
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language Estonian
President Valeri Kirss
Website Official website

Eesti Miss Estonia is an annual beauty pageant held in Estonia. The winner goes on to represent Estonia at Miss Universe.

History[edit]

Eesti Miss Estonia was identified for first time in 1923. The contest was held for the first time in 1988, 65 years after the first ever Miss Estonia contest was held.

The first Miss Estonia was elected in 1923, her name was Sinaida Tamm. The competition was arranged by "Estoniaan Film" and the main aim was to find a new actress. In 1923 the competition was arranged by a major newspaper "Päevaleht". Nadezda Peedi-Hoffmann was elected Miss Estonia and she held the title for 56 years,until 1988 when Heli Mets was awarded the title Miss Estonia ´88.Since then Estonia has had 15. beauti queens.[1]

Miss Estonia has been participated in the Miss Universe pageant since 1993, starting with Kersti Tänavsuu.

Titleholders[edit]

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

The winner of Miss Estonia 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.

Year Eesti Miss Estonia Placement Notes
1923 Sinaida Tamm Did not compete
1925 Antonie Bergmann Did not compete
1929 Meeta Kelgo Did not compete
1930 Amalie Smager Did not compete
1931 Lilly Silberg Did not compete
1932 Nadezda Peedi-Hoffmann Did not compete
1988 Heli Mets Did not compete
1989 Cathy Korju Did not compete
1990 Liis Tappo Did not compete Miss Baltic Sea 1992
1991 Erika Bauer Did not compete
1992 Ruth Merila Did not compete
Mexico 1993 Lilia Üksvärav Did not compete Replaced by Kersti Tanavsuu
Kersti Tanavsuu Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Eva Maria Laan Unplaced Miss Baltic Sea 1995
Namibia 1995 Enel Eha Unplaced
United States 1996 Helen Mahmastol Unplaced
United States 1997 Kristiina Heinmets Top 10
United States 1998 Kadri Väljaots Did not compete Miss Baltic Sea 1999
Mari Loorens Unplaced Taken crown from Kadri Väljaots
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Triin Rannat Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Evelyn Mikomägi Top 10 Global Beauties' Sexiest Woman Alive 2000[2]
Puerto Rico 2001 Inna Roos Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Jana Tafenau Unplaced
Panama 2003 Maili Nomm Did not compete Replaced by Katrin Susi
Katrin Susi Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Sirle Kalma Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Jana Kuvaitseva Did not compete
United States 2006 Kirke Klemmer Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Viktoria Azovskaja Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Kadri Nogu Did not compete Replaced by Julia Kavaljova
Julia Kovaljova Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Diana Arno Unplaced South Korea Miss Asia Pacific World 2011 - Top 15
Brazil 2011 Madli Vilsar Unplaced Japan Miss International 2013 - Unplaced
United States 2012 Kätlin Valdmets Did not compete
Natalie Korneitsik Unplaced Malaysia Miss Tourism International - Top 10, Miss Globe International 2011 - Miss Photogenic
Russia 2013 Kristina Karjalainen Unplaced
2015 TBD TBD TBD

Notes[edit]

  • In 1993, Kersti Tänavsuu (Miss Estonia 1993 First runner up) became the first Estonian representative in the Miss Universe pageant.[3][4]
  • Other times that the first runner up replaced the original winner in Miss Universe competition are Mari Loorens (1998), Katrin Susi (2003) and Julia Kovaljova (2008).
  • In 2005, Jana Kuvaitseva didn't compete in Miss Universe 2005 for unknown reason but none of her runners up was sent to Thailand.
  • The pageant produces 4 Miss Baltic Sea winners: Liis Tappo (1992), Eva Maria Laan (1995), Kadri Väljaots (1999) and Dagmar Makko (2001).

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