Džejla Glavović

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Džejla Glavović
Born Džejla Glavović
1983 (age 33–34)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Earth 2002 (dethroned)

Džejla Glavović (Bosnian, in Cyrillic: Џејла Главовић) Bosnian fashion model and beauty queen. She was crowned in the Philippines as the second Miss Earth representing her country Bosnia and Herzegovina and became the first Bosnian woman to win a major international title in beauty contest.[1][2]

Miss Earth 2002[edit]

Glavović won the second edition of Miss Earth, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. She made it to the initial cut of ten semi-finalists and competed in the traditional swimsuit, interview, and evening gown competitions.

She advanced to the top four in the final question and answer round. In the last segment of the competition, the court of four were asked one question, “Which has more significance in your life: the sunrise or the sunset?” Glavović answered:

“Of course sunrise; people tend to be romantic during sunrise, something that symbolizes a new day and a new life. However, it’s not about sunrise or sunset but about the environment and we have to stop talking, start acting.”[3]

She placed the highest score in the interview round and at the conclusion of the second edition of Miss Earth pageant, she was crowned Miss Earth 2002 by the outgoing titleholder Catharina Svensson of Denmark, which was held in Quezon City, Philippines on 20 October 2002.

She was the first delegate from her country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to win a title from one of the four major international beauty pageants namely: Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss Universe, and Miss World.[4][5]

Aside from winning the Miss Earth 2002 title, Glavović also won the Miss Talent special award.[6]

In 2002, three of the "Big Four" international pageant winners come from dominant Muslim countries: Glavović, who won at Miss Earth Christina Sawaya of Lebanon, who won Miss International 2002, and Azra Akın of Turkey, who won Miss World 2002.


Džejla was the first Miss Earth pageant winner to be dethroned on 28 May 2003, being succeeded by her first-runner up, Winfred Omwakwe of Kenya.[7] This came in the same year when another pageant winner, Miss Universe's Oxana Fedorova was dethroned. Carousel Productions, the pageant organizer, cited her failure to fulfill her duties as the main reason for her unseating. First runner-up from Kenya, Winfred Omwakwe, took over the position of Miss Earth 2002.[8][9] Omwakwe was formally crowned as the new Miss Earth 2002 on 7 August 2003 at the Carousel Gardens in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.[10][11]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Palmero, Paul (18 June 2005). "Pageant History". Pageant Almanac. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2008. 
  2. ^ West, Donald (18 December 2007). "Miss Earth History". Pageantopolis. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2008. 
  3. ^ Galvez, Ric (30 October 2002). "Miss Earth 2002 Finals Night Review". Analyzing Beauty Pageants. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Diaz, Illac (7 October 2002). "Around Miss Earth in 56 ways". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Couceiro, Dolores (30 October 2002). "Miss Tierra 2002". Concursos de Belleza. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Diaz, Illac (22 October 2002). "Beauties walk out on Miss Earth". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Nguyen, Ha (27 October 2003). "South-eastern beauty enters Miss Earth Contest". VietNamNet Bridge. Archived from the original on January 25, 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  8. ^ Lo, Ricardo F.; Vanzi, Sol Jose (11 August 2003). "Kenyan is Miss Earth". Philippine Headline News Online/Philippine Star. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  9. ^ Cowing, Emma (13 May 2008). "Green Godesses [sic]". The Scotsman, Scotland. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  10. ^ Yazon, Giovanni Paolo J. (14 August 2003). "Miss Kenya is now Miss Earth". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  11. ^ Lo, Ricardo F. (10 December 2008). "A Gallery of Black Beauty Queens". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 10 January 2009.