Miss Egypt

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Gamalek Ya Masr
Formation 1929
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Cairo
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Miss Intercontinental
Official language
Arabic
National Director
Youssef Spahi
Website Official site
Miss Egypt 1954 and Miss World 1954, Antigone Costanda
Miss Egypt 2005, Meriam George at Miss Earth 2006, Top 8 finalist, in Angeles City, Philippines.
Miss Egypt 2014, Lara Debbane

Miss Egypt, (Arabic: ملكة جمال مصر‎, IPA: [ˈmæleket ɡæˈmæːl ˈmɑsˤɾ]) is an Egyptian beauty pageant that qualifies delegates to international beauty contests.[1]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The first Miss Egypt contest was held in 1929. The only winner that held the title of Miss World was Antigone Costanda in 1954. The pageant has been sponsored by the hair care company, Pantene since 1986. Many of the winners have found notable careers in television. It also introduced models and actresses such as Marina Papaelia and Iolanda Gigliotti (Dalida).

2012-2013: Absence in pageantry[edit]

In 2012 - 2013 No pageant, due to revolution conflicts in Egypt.

2014-present: Face to Face Modelling Agency[edit]

In 2014 Miss Egypt returns after two years absence, organized by Miss Egypt Organization Face to face (modelling agency), Let's Take Care of the Planet , the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, and the Egyptian Tourism Authority. This year's Jury consists of: Fashion designer Hany El Behery, Fitness Expert Hany Abo El Naga, Nutrition Expert Sherifa Abo El Fotouh, 2010's Miss Egypt; Donia Hamed, LTCP-UN Middle East Project Coordinator National Director Dr. Amaal Hassan Rezk, and National Director Dr. Youssef Sahalby, Dr. Simon El Matny, and Dr. Mohamed Tolba.[2] On the 27th of August, 2014, the first auditions were held at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel, with 79 girls from across the country, The elimination took part over two rounds with 35 girls selected in round 1 and 20 final contestants are to enter the semi-finals (round 2), which was held at Citadel of Salah Ed-Din,then they participated in the qualifiers on the final round for the title of Miss Egypt 2014. The ceremony was held in Sharm el Sheikh on the 27 of September of 2014. Lara Debbane was crowned Miss Egypt 2014 and will represent Egypt in Miss Universe 2014, Amina Ashraf[3] was crowned Miss Egypt World 2014 and Nancy Magdy was crowned Miss Egypt Earth 2014.

Titleholders[edit]

The following is a list of winners from 1986 to 2011, since Pantene acquired the naming rights and the competition.
The pageant has not been held since 2011
Year Miss Egypt Governorate
1986 Hoda Aboud Cairo
1987 Heba Khalef Cairo
1988 Amina Sami El Shelbaya Alexandria
1989 Nerin Salem Cairo
1990 Dalia El Behery Gharbia
1993 Lamia El Noshy Cairo
1994 Ghada El Salem Cairo
1995 Perihan Adel Rohiem Cairo
1996 Amel Shawky Soleiman Cairo
1997 Iman Abdilla Thakeb Alexandria
1998 Karine Fahmy Cairo
1999 Angie Abdalla Alexandria
2000 Ranea El Sayed Cairo
2001 Sarah Shaheen Cairo
2002 Sally Shaheen Cairo
2003 Nour El-Semary Cairo
2004 Heba Ahmed El Sisy Dakahlia
2005 Meriam George Cairo
2006 Fawzia Mohamed Cairo
2007 Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany Alexandria
2008 Yara Naoum Cairo
2009 Elham Wagdy Cairo
2010 Donia Hamed Cairo
2014 Lara Debbane Cairo
2015 TBA TBA

List of Miss Egypt representatives at International pageants[edit]

Color key

The winner of Miss Egypt goes to Miss Universe.On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Runners up or sometimes winner represent the country at Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International. Below are official Miss Egypt representatives since 1987-present.

Year Miss Universe Miss World Miss Earth Miss International Miss Intercontinental Miss Supranational
1987 Hoda Aboud Heba Khalaf
1988 Amina Sami El Shelbaya Dina El Nagar
1989 Sally Atta
1990 Dalia El Behery Dalia El Behery
1992 Lamia El Noshy
1994 Ghada El Salem
1995 Nadia El Ezz
1996 Hadeel Abd El Naga
1997 Iman Abdalla Thakeb Amel Shawky Soleiman
1998 Karine Fahmy
1999 Angie Abdalla Angie Abdalla
2000 Ranea El Sayed Hagar El Taher
2001 Sarah Shaheen
2002 Sally Shaheen Ines Gohar
2003 Nour El Semary
2004 Heba El Sisy Heba El Sisy Arwa Yhaia Gouda
(Top 16)
Dina Abel
2005 Meriam George Elham Wagdy Meriam George
(Top 15)
2006 Fawzia Mohamed Meriam George
(Top 8)
Elham Wagdy Salma El Bassuni
2007 Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany Madonna Khaled Adib Elham Wagdy
2008 Yara Naoum Sanna Ismail Hamed
2009 Elham Wagdy Samah Adel Shalaby
2010 Donia Hamed Sara El Khouly Doa Hakam El Mal
2011 Sara El Khouly Donia Hamed Gamila Idirs
2012 Fatma Fouda
2013
2014 Lara Debbane Amina Ashraf Nancy Magdy
(Top 16)
Perihan Fateen Heba Hesham
2015 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

International Placements[edit]

By number of wins (region)[edit]

Below are the number of winners as Miss Egypt (1986-present) according to the year in which they crowned.

Governorate Titles Years
Cairo 18 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
Alexandria 4 1988, 1997, 1999, 2007
Dakahlia 1 2004
Gharbia 1990

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MISS EGYPT: THE SECRETS REVEALED...". Cairo Scene. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.masrawy.com/news/Various/General/2014/August/29/5970363.aspx
  3. ^ "Amina Ashraf crowned Miss World Egypt 2014". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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