Miss Universe Tanzania

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Miss Universe Tanzania
Formation 2007
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Dar es Salaam
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss Earth
Miss Supranational
Miss Tourism Queen International
Official language
English
Swahili
National Director
Maria Sarungi Tsehai
Website Official site

Miss Universe Tanzania is a beauty pageant that was first held in 2007 and an annual national contest to choose ambassador for the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Tanzania is not related to the previous Miss Tanzania contest.

The reigning Miss Universe Tanzania is Nale Boniface, who was crowned on November 2, 2014.

History[edit]

Miss Universe Tanzania identified was held for first time in 2007. Since that year the pageant became the official national franchise holder of Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Tourism Queen International pageants.

Since the pageant's inception, the second runner up of the Miss Universe Tanzania used to compete at Miss International until 2011 when the Miss Universe Tanzania organization severed ties with them and ceased to send representatives to said pageant. The second runner up is now sent to compete at Miss Tourism Queen International.

In 2012 the organization was awarded the franchise of Miss Supranational and Tanzania was supposed to make a debut at the pageant by sending Winfrida Dominic as the country's first representative. However due to Visa problems, withdrew at the last minute.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Universe Tanzania Represented Notes
2007 Flaviana Matata[1] Dar es Salaam Top 10 placement, Miss Universe, Top Sexiest Women by 'Globalbeauties
2008 Amanda Ole Sululu Arusha
2009 Illuminata James Wize Mwanza
2010 Nuya Hellen Dausen Arusha
2011 Nelly Kamwelu Dar es Salaam Competed in four major pageants
2012 Winfrida Dominic[2] Dar es Salaam
2013 Betty Boniphace Dar es Salaam
2014 Nale Boniface Dodoma TBA

Miss Tanzania at International pageants[edit]

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

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

The winner of Miss Universe Tanzania 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. In 2007 for debuting Tanzania at the pageant became phenomenal, for the first time Miss Universe Tanzania achieved the Top 10 Finalists at the Miss Universe pageant, even the former Miss Universe Tanzania has been marked in successful women from Tanzania.

Year Miss Universe Tanzania Represented Placement
Mexico 2007 Flaviana Matata Top 10
Vietnam 2008 Amanda Ole Sululu Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Illuminata James Wize Unplaced
United States 2010 Nuya Hellen Dausen Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Nelly Kamwelu Unplaced 7th place - Best National Costume
United States 2012 Winfrida Dominic Unplaced
Russia 2013 Betty Boniphace Unplaced
United States 2014 Nale Boniface TBA

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

The second title of Miss Universe Tanzania represents her country at Miss Earth. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2011 the winner of Miss Universe Tanzania can also compete at the Miss Earth pageant, due to lack preparation from the 1st Runner-up, Nelly Kamwelu reigning the queen in that year took the chance.

Year Miss Earth Tanzania Placement Special awards
Philippines 2007 Kelly Kampton Unplaced
Philippines 2008 Miriam Odemba[3] 1st Runner Up
Philippines 2009 Evelyne Almasi Unplaced Best National Costume
Vietnam 2010 Rose Shayo Unplaced
Philippines 2011 Nelly Kamwelu Unplaced
Philippines 2012 Bahati Chando[4] Unplaced
Philippines 2013 Clara Noor[5] Unplaced Miss Pagudpud Sponsor Event
Philippines 2014 Nale Boniface Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

In 2013 Miss Universe Tanzania had became the national franchise of Miss Supranational pageant. In 2014 the third title of Miss Universe Tanzania represents her country at Miss Supranational. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent.

Year Miss Supranational Tanzania Placement Special awards
Poland 2015 TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss Tourism Queen International[edit]

After losing the franchise of Miss International, the third title of Miss Universe Tanzania represents her country at Miss Tourism Queen International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2014, perhaps the candidate will be designate from Miss Universe Tanzania Organization.

Year Miss Tourism Tanzania Placement Special awards
China 2007 Sophia Alex Kapama Unplaced
China 2008 Jamila Juma Munisi Unplaced
China 2009 Gisela Philip Tarimo Unplaced
China 2011 Nelly Kamwelu 4th Runner-up

Former titles[edit]

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The third title of Miss Universe Tanzania represents her country at Miss International until 2011. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. As of 2012, Tanzania will no longer participate in Miss International pageant. The official candidate of Miss International Tanzania is in unknown reasons for returning or not.

Year Miss International Tanzania Placement Special awards
Japan 2007 Jamilla Munisi Unplaced
Macau 2008 Jamillah Nyangasa Unplaced
China 2009 Illuminata James Wize Unplaced
China 2011 Nelly Kamwelu Unplaced

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