Afërdita Dreshaj

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Afërdita Dreshaj
Beauty pageant titleholder
Aferdita Dreshaj.jpg
Dreshaj during Miss Universe 2011
Born Afërdita Dreshaj
(1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 30)[1]
Dreshaj, Podgorica, Socialist Republic of Montenegro[1]
Residence Michigan, United States
Occupation Singer, Model[2]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 55.0 kg (121.3 lb)[1]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Universe Kosovo 2011
Major
competition(s)
Miss Universe Kosovo 2011
(Winner)
(Miss Press)
Miss Universe 2011
(Top 16)
[aferditadreshaj.com Official website]

Afërdita Dreshaj (born July 19, 1986) is an Albanian-Kosovar public figure best known for being crowned Miss Universe Kosovo 2011 and representing the Republic of Kosovo in Miss Universe 2011. Dreshaj is a well-known singer in Albanian speaking countries, having debuted with her first single "Nëse Je Burrë" in 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Dreshaj was born in present-day Montenegro, and moved to the U.S. at age 12. She began her career as a model at age 17, upon being discovered by a photographer. She was previously engaged to Albanian singer Shpat Kasapi,[3] a finalist in Festivali i Këngës 47.[4] In 2013, Dreshaj and Kasapi separated. Dreshaj currently lives in Michigan with her mother, brother, and sister.

Miss Universe Kosovo 2011[edit]

Dreshaj, who stands 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in), competed as one of 20 finalists in Miss Universe Kosovo 2011, held in Pristina on January 15, 2011,[5] where she obtained the Miss Press award[6] and was crowned Kosovo's official representative to the 2011 Miss Universe pageant,[7] broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.[8] She was a top 16 semifinalist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Miss Universe Kosova profile". facebook.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Afërdita Dreshaj in Miss Universe 2011!". besfort.de. December 16, 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Aferdita-Dreshaj's blog". skyrock.com. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tonight starts Festivali i Kënges". eurosong.be. December 19, 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Aferdita Dreshaj konkurente ne "Miss Universe Kosova 2011". publiku.com. December 16, 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Afërdita Dreshaj was elected Miss Kosova Universe 2011". besfort.de. January 15, 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miss Universe Kosova 2011". Bayrak. January 18, 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "São Paulo, Brazil to host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC". PRNewswire. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kështjella Pepshi
Miss Universe Kosova
2011
Succeeded by
Diana Avdiu