Miss Universe Albania

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Miss Universe Albania
Formation 2006
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Tirana
Location  Albania
Membership Miss Universe
Official language
Albanian
National Director
Fadil Berisha

Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant that selects Albania's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.

History[edit]

Miss Universe Albania was established in 2006 in Tirana, Albania. The pageant formatted to choose a representative to compete at the Miss Universe by Fadil Berisha. Miss Universe Albania is not related to Miss Albania, Miss Shqipëria or Miss Shqiptarja.

  • In 2002 to 2006, Miss Albania winner will compete at the Miss Universe.
  • In 2007, the license was given to Miss Universe head photographer, Fadil Berisha.
  • In 2012, Miss Universe Albania and Miss World Albania were selected at the same contest, Mister & Miss Albania.
  • In 2013, Miss Universe Albania and Miss Earth Albania were selected at the same contest, Miss Universe Albania.

Titleholders[edit]

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

The winner of Miss Universe Albania 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 Miss Universe Albania Region Placement Special awards Notes
Puerto Rico 2002 Anisa Kospiri [1] Tirana Top 10
Panama 2003 Denisa Kola [2] Tirana
Ecuador 2004 NO PAGEANT
Thailand 2005 Agnesa Vuthaj [3] Istog A business woman and the founder of Agnesa Vuthaj Association
United States 2006 Eralda Hitaj [4] Tirana
Mexico 2007 Sadina Alla [5] Tirana A Model for Versace, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, H&M and Dior
Vietnam 2008 Matilda Mecini[6] Tirana
The Bahamas 2009 Hasna Xhukiçi [7] Tirana Top 15
United States 2010 Angela Martini[8] Shkodër Top 10
Brazil 2011 Xhesika Berberi[9] Tirana
United States 2012 Adrola Dushi Rrëshen
Russia 2013 Kristina Bakiu[10] Tirana Did not compete
Brazil 2014 Fioralba Dizdari Tirana Appointed, 1st Runner-Up

Notes[edit]

Winners[edit]

Anisa Kospiri was the first Albanian delegate at the Miss Universe pageant. She went to compete in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in the grand final she was the first girl to be called in the Top 10. She competed in both Swimsuit and Evening Gown competition and scored 8.51 and 8.34 respectively. However, her average score was not high enough for her to advance in the next phase of the competition. Until 2010 she held the record of the highest placing Albanian candidate in the Miss Universe pageant.

Withdrawal[edit]

On October 2013, Miss Universe Albania withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant because the security of Albania's contestant could not be assured in Russia.But Fioralba Dizdari will represent Albania at Miss Universe 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Summary". SETimes.com. May 29, 2002. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Denisa Kola, Albanian representative to Miss Universe 2003". shkoder.net. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blunders of Miss Albania winners". BalkanWeb. July 12, 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eralda Hitaj". missuniverse.com. July 1, 2006. Archived from the original on 1 July 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Miss Universe Presentation Show Gowns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Beauties will attend Miss Universe 2008". xaluan.com. April 7, 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miss Universe bikini photos". Toronto Sun. August 5, 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Is Angela as beautiful as Linda?". 20 Minuten. July 19, 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  9. ^ ref>http://globalbeauties.com/blog/2011/06/miss-universe-albania-2011/
  10. ^ ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristina_Bakiu