Miss Egypt

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Miss Egypt
MottoConfidently beautiful
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Hoda Aboud
Miss Egypt 1954 Dalida.

Miss Egypt (Arabic: ملكة جمال مصر‎) is a national beauty pageant in Egypt. Since 1954 , this pageant held annually licensed by Miss Universe directed by Hoda Aboud / the current Miss Egypt 2019 is Diana Hamed . [1]


Early years[edit]

The first Miss Egypt contest was held in 1927. Charlotte Wassef won the competition in 1934[2] and was also crowned Miss Universe 1935 in Brussels.[3][4] The only Miss Egypt winner that held the title of Miss World was Antigone Costanda, who was Miss Egypt 1953 and Miss World 1954. Miss Egypt 1954 was Iolanda Gigliotti, who later became known as Dalida because of her singing and film career.

Since 1986, the pageant has been sponsored by the hair care company Pantene. Many of the winners have found notable careers in television. It also introduced models and actresses such as Marina Papaelia and Yolanda Gigliotti (Dalida).

2012–2013: Absence in pageantry[edit]

In its 2012 – 2013 edition the pageant was cancelled due to revolutionary conflicts in Egypt.

2014–2015: 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.[5] On 27 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 2014. Lara Debbane was crowned Miss Egypt 2014 and will represent Egypt in Miss Universe 2014, Amina Ashraf[citation needed] was crowned Miss Egypt World 2014 and Nancy Magdy was crowned Miss Egypt Earth 2014.[6][7]


The following is a list of winners. From 1986 to 2011, Pantene acquired the naming rights and the competition.
The pageant has not been held in 2011-2013 and 2015
Year Miss Egypt Notes
1927 Yolanda Kassar
1934 Charlotte Wassef Miss Universe 1935
International Pageant of Pulchritude
1953 Antigone Costanda Miss World 1954
1954 Iolanda Gigliotti (Dalida)
1955 Gladys Hoene
1956 Norma Dugo
1958 Leila Saad
1965 Omaima Emara
1986 Hoda Aboud Marie France Directorship
1987 Heba Khalaf
1988 Amina Sami El Shelbaya
1989 Sally Attah
1990 Dalia El Behery
1993 Lamia Noshi
1994 Ghada El Salem
1995 Perihan Adel Rohiem
1996 Amel Shawky Soleiman
1997 Iman Abdilla Thakeb
1998 Karine Fahmy Youssef Spahi Directorship
1999 Angie Abdalla
2000 Rania El-Sayed
2001 Sarah Shaheen
2002 Sally Shaheen
2003 Horeya Farghaly Resigned
2003 Nour El-Semary A Runner-up took over after the main winner dethroned
2004 Heba Ahmed El Sisy
2005 Meriam George
2006 Fawzia Mohamed
2007 Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany
2008 Yara Naoum
2009 Elham Wagdy
2010 Donia Hamed
2014 Lara Debbana
2017 Farah Sedky Hoda Aboud Directorship
2018 Nariman Khaled[8]
2019 Diana Hamed TBA

Big Four pageants representatives[edit]

The following women have represented Egypt in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[9][10] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[11][12][13]

As of 2017, the Miss Egypt organisation only has the Miss Universe franchise and will send its winner to Miss Universe.

Miss Egypt Universe[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Egypt has started to send a Miss Egypt to Miss Universe from 1987. Miss Egypt 1986, Hoda Aboud was winning the first title of Miss Egypt after many years did not held in Egypt by Miss Egypt Organization. Began 2017 a brand new of Miss Egypt Universe organized by Hoda Aboud sends a national winning title to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Governorate Miss Egypt Universe Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2019 Cairo Diana Hamed TBD TBD TBD
2018 Red Sea Nariman Khaled Unplaced
2017 Cairo Farah Sedky Unplaced Miss Congeniality Hoda Aboud Directorship — Miss Egypt Universe. In 2018 Farah Sedky was appointed to compete at Miss International 2018 in Japan
Miss Egypt / Pantene Miss Egypt
Did not compete between 2015—2016
2014 Cairo Lara Debbana Unplaced
Did not compete between 2012—2013
2011 Cairo Sara El-Khouly Unplaced 1st Runner-up went to Miss Universe. Sara El-Khouly was designated by Miss Egypt Organization after the Miss Egypt Contest failed to held in 2011. While Donia Hamed was sent to Miss World 2011 by its organizer
2010 Cairo Donia Hamed Unplaced
2009 Cairo Elham Wagdy Unplaced Miss Intercontinental 2007 (Top 16)
2008 Cairo Yara Naoum Unplaced
2007 Alexandria Ehsan Hatem El Kirdany Unplaced
2006 Cairo Fawzia Mohamed Unplaced
2005 Cairo Meriam George Unplaced Miss Intercontinental 2005 (Top 12), Miss Earth 2006 (Top 8), Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent 2013 (1st Runner-up)
2004 Dakahlia Heba Ahmed El Sisy Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10)
2003 Cairo Nour El-Semary Unplaced The main winner, Horeya Farghaly dethroned as Miss Egypt 2003. Nour El-Semary took over as the new Miss Egypt 2003 and represented Egypt at Miss Universe 2003 in Panama
2002 Cairo Sally Shaheen Unplaced
2001 Cairo Sarah Shaheen Unplaced
2000 Cairo Ranea El Sayed Unplaced
1999 Alexandria Angie Abdalla Unplaced
1998 Cairo Karine Fahmy Unplaced Youssef Spahi Directorship — Pantene Miss Egypt
1997 Alexandria Iman Abdilla Thakeb Unplaced
1996 Cairo Hadeel Abd El Naga Unplaced
1995 Cairo Nadia El Ezz Unplaced
1994 Cairo Ghada El Salem Unplaced
1993 Did not compete
1992 Cairo Lamina Noshi Unplaced
1991 Did not compete
1990 Gharbia Dalia El Behery Unplaced
1989 Cairo Sally Atta Unplaced
1988 Alexandria Amina Sami El Shelbaya Unplaced
1987 Alexandria Hoda Aboud Unplaced Marie France Directorship — Miss Egypt. In 2017 Hoda Aboud is appointed by Miss Universe Organization as the President of Miss Egypt Universe

Miss Egypt World[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The 1st Runner-up at Miss Egypt between 1987 and 2014 went to Miss World and began in 2016 the franchise holder took over by Miss Egypt Bent Msr (operated by Dr. Amel Rizk). Egypt sends a delegate to Miss World since 1953 and now a delegate will be casting by Youssef Spahi (former president of Miss Egypt, Face of Face Agency) who last operated Miss Egypt in 2014.
Year Governorate Miss Egypt World Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
2018 Cairo Mony Helal Unplaced Youssef Spahi Directorship — Miss Egypt World
Miss Egypt Bent Msr / Miss World Egypt
2017 Cairo Farah Shaaban Unplaced
2016 Cairo Nadeen Osama El Sayed Unplaced Dr. Amel Rizk Directorship — Miss Egypt Bent Msr
Egyptian Representatives from Miss Egypt
2015 Cairo Lara Debbana Did not compete Miss Egypt 2014 — Lara Debbane handpicked for Miss World 2015 but withdrew for personal reasons
2014 Cairo Amina Ashraf Unplaced
Did not compete between 2012—2013
2011 Cairo Donia Hamed Unplaced Miss Egypt 2010
2010 Cairo Sara El-Khouly Unplaced Miss Mediterranean 2011
2009 Cairo Samah Adel Shalaby Unplaced
2008 Cairo Sanna Ismail Hamed Unplaced
Did not compete between 2005—2007
2004 Dakahlia Heba Ahmed El Sisy Unplaced Miss Egypt 2004
Did not compete between 1998—2003
1997 Cairo Amel Shawky Soleiman Unplaced
Did not compete between 1991—1996
1990 Gharbia Dalia El Behery Unplaced Miss Egypt 1990
1989 Did not compete
1988 Cairo Dina El Nagar Unplaced
1987 Alexandria Heba Khalef Unplaced
Did not compete between 1957—1986
1956 Cairo Norma Dugo Unplaced Miss Egypt 1956
1955 Gladys Hoene Did not compete[14] Miss Egypt 1955
1954 Alexandria Antigone Costanda Miss World 1954 Miss Egypt 1953
1953 Alexandria Marina Papaelia 2nd Runner-up Miss Egypt 1952

Miss Egypt International[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Governorate Miss Egypt International Placement at Miss International Special Awards Notes
2018 Cairo Farah Sedky Unplaced Miss Egypt 2017
2017 Did not compete
2016 Cairo Sandra Saeed Did not compete Withdrew
2015 Did not compete
2014 Cairo Perihan Fateen Unplaced Miss Egypt Supranational 2015
Did not compete between 2008—2013
2007 Cairo Madonna Khaled Adib Unplaced
2006 Cairo Elham Wagdy Unplaced Miss Egypt 2009
2005 Did not compete
2004 Cairo Dina Abel Unplaced
Did not compete between 2001—2003
2000 Cairo Hagar El Taher Unplaced
1999 Alexandria Angie Abdalla Unplaced Miss Egypt 1999

Miss Egypt Earth[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Governorate Miss Egypt Earth Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards Notes
2018 Cairo Lamia Fathi Unplaced Mustafa Elizali Directorship
Egyptian Representatives from Miss Egypt
Did not compete between 2016—2017
2015 Cairo Imaj Ahmed Hassan Unplaced 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Snowman Building Challenge
2014 Cairo Nancy Magdy Top 16 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best National Costume
Miss Earth Egypt
Did not compete between 2011—2013
2010 Cairo Doa Hakam El Mal Unplaced Miss Egypt Earth — Model Casting
Egyptian Representatives from Miss Egypt
Did not compete between 2007—2009
2006 Cairo Meriam George Top 8 Miss Egypt 2005
2005 Cairo Elham Wagdy Unplaced Miss Egypt 2009
2004 Alexandria Arwa Yhaia Gouda Top 16
2003 Did not compete
2002 Cairo Ines Gohar Unplaced

International Winners[edit]

See also[edit]



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