Miss Tunisie

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Miss Tunisie
Formation 1956
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Tunis
Miss World
Miss International
Official language
Aida Antar
Website Official website

Miss Tunisie is an annual national beauty pageant for women in Tunisia now organized by Association TEJ to select the national beauty ambassador of the country. The winner of Miss Tunisie participates in Miss World.


Miss Tunisie was held for first time in 1956. The pageant became the national franchise of Miss World in 1956–present, Miss Universe in 1960 - 1971, and Miss International in 1960–present. In 1996, President of Association TEJ - Aida Antar revived the defunct Miss Tunisie contest and is now the official trademark owner.

In 2013, Association TEJ declared to return at Miss World pageant for the first time since 1978. The pageant was held in Jakarta, Indonesia where for the first time the pageant did not allow the bikini session for only that year.[1]

Pascaline Agnes became the first woman from Tunisia to participate in Miss World 1956


Year Miss Tunisie Notes
1956 Pascaline Agnes
1957 Jacqueline Tapia
1958 Denise Orlando
1959 Habiba Bent Abdallah
1960 Marie-Louise Carrigues
1963 Claudine Younes
1964 Dolly Allouche
1965 Zeineb Bent Lamine
1967 Rekaia Dekhil
1968 Zohra Boufaden
1969 Zohra Tabania
1970 Kaltoum Khouildi
1971 Souad Keneari
1974 Zohra Kehlifi
1975 Monia Dida
1978 Malek Nemlaghi
1996 Ibticem Lahmar
1998 Najla Kouniali
2000 Leïla Oualha
2002 Amira Thabet
2004 Rym Laalai
2006 Rym Kadri Did not compete
2008 Khdija Mrabet Did not compete
2010 Donia Rekik Did not compete
2013 Hiba Telmoudi
2014 Wahiba Arres
2015 Rawia Djbeli

Miss Tunisie at International pageants[edit]

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

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

Since 1956 the winner of Miss Tunisie will compete at Miss World pageant. After getting Miss Universe franchise in 1960, the winner will be able compete at the pageant respectively. As of 2013, Miss Tunisie returned to compete at any International pageant. The winner will be choosing to represent Tunisia at Miss World pageant.[2]

Year Miss Tunisie Placement Special Awards
China 2015 Rawia Djbeli TBA
United Kingdom 2014 Wahiba Arres Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Heba Talmoudi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Malek Nemlaghi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1975 Monia Dida Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Zohra Kehlifi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1971 Souad Keneari Unplaced
United Kingdom 1970 Kaltoum Khouildi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Zohra Tabania Unplaced
United Kingdom 1968 Zohra Boufaden Unplaced
United Kingdom 1967 Rekeja Dekhil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1965 Zeineb Bent Lamine Unplaced
United Kingdom 1964 Dolly Allouche Unplaced
United Kingdom 1963 Claudine Younes Unplaced
United Kingdom 1958 Denise Orlando Unplaced
United Kingdom 1957 Jacqueline Tapia 3rd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1956 Pascaline Agnes Unplaced

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

Since 1960 the winner of Miss Tunisie will compete at Miss International pageant. Sometimes, the runner-up will compete at the pageant if the winner will compete at other pageants. As of 2013, Miss Tunisie will be appointing the 1st Runner-up to compete at the Miss International pageant.[3]

Year Miss Tunisie Placement Special Awards
Japan 2015 TBA TBA TBA
Japan 2013 Sondes Zamouri Unplaced
China 2004 Rym Laalai Unplaced
Japan 2003 Amira Thabet Unplaced
Japan 2002 Nihad El-Abdi Unplaced
Japan 2001 Leila Oualha Unplaced
Japan 2000 Ismahene Lahmar Top 10
Japan 1999 Leïla Bent Abdesalem Unplaced
Japan 1998 Nejla Kouniali Top 10
Japan 1997 Hajer Radhouene Top 10
Japan 1996 Ibticem Lahmar 1st Runner-up
Japan 1969 Rekaia Dekhil Unplaced
United States 1960 Habiba Bent Abdallah Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Since 1960 the winner of Miss Tunisie will compete at Miss Universe pageant. Since that year, the official candidate will be appointing by Miss Tunisie Organization in Tunis after 1971. In 1972 until now, no delegate for Tunisia at Miss Universe pageant.[4]

Year Miss Tunisie Placement Special Awards
United States 1971 Aida Mzali Unplaced
United States 1970 Zohra Tabania Unplaced
United States 1969 Zohra Boufaden Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1968 Rekaia Dekhil Unplaced
United States 1965 Dolly Allouche Unplaced
United States 1964 Claudine Younes Unplaced
United States 1960 Marie-Louise Carrigues Unplaced


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