Miss Israel

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Malkat Hayofi
מלכת היופי
Formation 1950
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Tel Aviv
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Hebrew

Miss Israel (Hebrew: מלכת היופי‎) is a national Beauty pageant in Israel.

History[edit]

Miss Israel Pageant was held for the first time in 1950. Traditionally the pageant called as Malkat HaYofi. Since that year the Miss Israel is became the national franchise holder for Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Europe pageants. The official winner represented Israel at the Miss Universe and the runners-up for Miss World, Miss International and Miss Europe but sometimes the winner can also compete at other International pageants, such as in 1953, 1968, 1992, 1996-1998 at Miss World pageant while in 1961 and 1963 participate at Miss International pageant. In 2001 Miss Israel became the national franchise holder for Miss Earth pageant until 2009 while in 2010 Miss Israel pageant did not send the candidate at Miss Earth pageant. In 2006 Miss Israel did not send the candidate at Miss Europe pageant, due to economic problem in Europe, the pageant postponed until present. In 2006 Miss Israel decided the new format for the winners, there are four crowns at the local pageant. For the first time the second title would be being Miss Universe Israel and the official title would be being Miss World Israel.

Notable winners[edit]

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beauty queens of Israel modeling the 1950s fashion, Tel Aviv

Titleholders[edit]

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  •      Declared as Miss Universe or Miss World
Year Miss Israel Birth Year Place of birth Residence Image Notes
1950 Miriam Yaron [Jaross] 1929 Germany Brazil Miss Israel1950.jpg Did not compete
1951 Michal Har'el [Harrison] 1931 Jerusalem Herzliya, Israel Michal Modai.jpg Did not compete
1952 Ora Vered [Gamily] 1934 Yemen Miami
1953 Chavatzelet Dror [Drilman] 1934 Austria Israel
1954 Aviva Pe'er [Perlmann] 1935 Romania Brazil
1955 Ilana Carmel [Lily Perzhensky] 1935 China Israel
1956 Sara Tal [Binshtok] 1936 Israel New York Sarah Tal.jpg
1957 Atara [Korina] Barzilay[2] 1939 Romania Israel
1958 Miriam Hadar 1937 Jerusalem New York Miriam Hadar - Miss Israel 1958.jpg
1959 Rina Yitzchakov [Izakov] 1940 Tel Aviv New York
1960 Aliza Gur [Gross] 1940 Haifa Los Angeles Aliza Gur op Schiphol.jpg
1961 Dalia Lion 1943 Haifa Luxembourg
1962 Jehudit Mazor [Mizrachi] 1943 Tel Aviv New York
1963 Ester Kfir 1944 China Tel Aviv
1964 Ronit Rinat [Rechtman] 1946 Haifa Los Angeles
1965 Aliza Sadeh [Panfil] 1946 Tel Aviv New York
1966 Aviva Israeli [Vivian Del Bianco] 1947 Italy Los Angeles
1967 Batia Kabiri 1948 Israel Israel
1968 Miri Zamir 1950 Haifa Tel Aviv
1969 Chava Levy 1951 Haifa Israel Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - Model Hava Levi in a Green Pigskin Coat.jpg
1970 Moshit Tsiporin 1949 Ramat Gan, Israel Netanya, Israel
1971 Eti [Ester] Orgad 1953 Eilat, Israel South Africa
1972 Ilana Goren 1953 Kiryat Motzkin, Israel New York
1973 Limor Schreibman-Sharir 1954 Tel Aviv Israel
1974 Edna Levy 1955 Ashkelon Rishon Lezion
1975 Orit Cooper 1956 Jerusalem
1976 Rina Mor [Messinger] 1957 Kiryat Tivon, Israel Israel צילום רינה מור.JPG Miss Universe 1976[3]
1977 Zehava Vardi 1956 Kiryat Bialik Kiryat Bialik
1978 Dorit Jellinek 1958 Haifa Israel
1979 Vered Polgar 1962 Haifa Mitzpa
1980 Illana Shoshan 1961 Kfar Saba, Israel Los Angeles Illana Diamant.jpg
1981 Dana [Daniella] Wexler 1964 Giv'atayim Israel
1982 Debby [Deborah] Hess 1963 United States Israel
1983 Shim'ona Hollander 1965 Tel Aviv Israel
1984 Sapir Koffmann 1965 Petah Tikva Israel
1985 Hilla Kelmann 1966 Holon Jerusalem
1986 Nilly Drucker 1968 Beersheba Tel Aviv
1987 Yamit Noy 1969 Rishon Lezion Moshav in Sharon plain
1988 Shirley Ben-Mordechay 1971 Tel Aviv Israel שירלי בן מרדכי,2013, צלם ניר שמר.JPG
1989 Nicole Halperin 1970 United States Israel
1990 Yvonna Krugliak 1971 Latvia Israel
1991 Miri Goldfarb 1970 Hod Hasharon Israel
1992 Ravit Asaf 1974 Beer Sheva Israel
1993 Jana Khodirker 1973 Ukraine Rehovot יאנה חודריקר-כנפו.jpg
1994 Ravit Yarkoni 1973 Giv'atayim Israel
1995 Jana Kalmann 1975 Siberia, Russia Israel
1996 Taly [Talia] Lewenthal 1978 Haifa Israel
1997 Mirit Greenberg 1979 Beersheba Israel
1998 Linor Abargil 1980 Netanya Tel Aviv Miss World 1998[1]
1999 Rana Raslan 1977 Haifa Haifa
2000 Nirit Bakshi 1982 Beer Sheva Israel
2001 Ilanit Levy[4][5] 1982 Haifa Rehovot Ilanit Levi 2012.jpg
2002 Yamit Har-Noy 1982 Oranit Israel
2003 Sivan Klein 1984 Jerusalem Tel Aviv Sivan Klein.jpg
2004 Gal Gadot 1985 Rosh HaAyin Tel Aviv Gal Gadot by Gage Skidmore.jpg
2005 Elena Ralph 1985 Ukraine Ramat Gan, Israel Elena Ralph.JPG
2006 Yael Nizri 1988 Kiryat Shmona Israel
2007 Liran Kohener 1989 Rishon Lezion Israel Miss Israel 07 Liran Kohener.jpg
2008 Tamar Ziskind 1986 Haifa Israel Miss Israel 08 Tamar Ziskind.jpg
2009 Adi Rodnitzky 1989 Tel Aviv Israel
2010 Shavit Wiesel 1989 Kibbutz Be'eri Israel
2011 Ella Ran 1989 Herzliya Israel
2012 Shani Hazan 1993 Kiryat Ata Israel
2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw 1992 Ethiopia Netanya
2014 Mor Maman 1994 Beersheba Beersheba
2015 Maayan Keren 1997 Tel Aviv Israel Did not compete
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Audience Favorite[edit]

In some years The spectators at homes were able to choose their favorite contestant by SMS:

  • 2000:Nirit Bakshi
  • 2003:Shahar Nehorai
  • 2004:Keren Friedman
  • 2005:Jennifer Bop
  • 2008:Shunit Faragi

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

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

Since 1952 Israel competes at major international pageants. Israel has three international winners namely; Miss Universe 1976, Miss World 1998 and Miss Europe 1994. According to the Miss Israel Organization, traditionally Miss Israel winner competes at the Miss Universe, On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent and the winner competes at Miss World or Miss International. while runners-up goes to Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss Asia Pacific and Miss International. In 2006 Miss Israel changes format as the grand winner might compete at the Miss World and second title automatically declares as "Miss Universe Israel" excepted in 2013 the winner went to Miss Universe 2013 in Russia.

Year Miss Israel Birth Year Place of birth Residence Placement Special Awards
1952 Ora Vered [Gamily] 1934 Yemen Miami Unplaced
1953 Chavatzelet Dror [Drilman] 1934 Austria Israel Withdrew
1954 Aviva Pe'er [Perlmann] 1935 Romania Brazil Unplaced
1955 Ilana Carmel [Lily Perzhensky] 1935 China Israel Unplaced
1956 Sara Tal [Binshtok] 1936 Israel New York Top 16
1957 Atara [Korina] Barzilay 1939 Romania Israel Unplaced
1958 Miriam Hadar 1937 Jerusalem New York Top 15
1959 Rina Yitzchakov [Izakov] 1940 Tel Aviv New York Top 15
1960 Aliza Gur [Gross] 1940 Haifa Los Angeles Top 15
1961 Atida Pisanti - Haifa - Top 15
1962 Jehudit Mazor [Mizrachi] 1943 Tel Aviv New York Top 15
1963 Sherin Ibrahim - Tel Aviv - Unplaced Best National Costume
1964 Ronit Rinat [Rechtman] 1946 Haifa Los Angeles 2nd Runner-up
1965 Aliza Sadeh [Panfil] 1946 Tel Aviv New York Top 15
1966 Aviva Israeli 1947 Italy Los Angeles 4th Runner-up Best National Costume
1967 Batia Kabiri 1948 Israel Israel 4th Runner-up
1968 Miriam Friedman - Haifa - Top 15
1969 Chava Levy 1951 Haifa Israel 3rd Runner-up
1970 Moshit Tsiporin 1949 Ramat Gan, Israel Netanya, Israel Unplaced
1971 Eti [Ester] Orgad 1953 Eilat, Israel South Africa Top 12
1972 Ilana Goren 1953 Kiryat Motzkin, Israel New York 3rd Runner-up
1973 Limor Schreibman-Sharir 1954 Tel Aviv Israel 4th Runner-up
1974 Edna Levy 1955 Ashkelon Rishon Lezion Unplaced
1975 Orit Cooper 1956 Jerusalem Israel Top 12
1976 Rina Mor [Messinger] 1957 Kiryat Tivon, Israel Israel Miss Universe 1976
1977 Zehava Vardi 1956 Kiryat Bialik Kiryat Bialik Unplaced
1978 Dorit Jellinek 1958 Haifa Israel Top 12
1979 Vered Polgar 1962 Haifa Mitzpa Unplaced
1980 Illana Shoshan 1961 Kfar Saba, Israel Los Angeles Unplaced
1981 Dana [Daniella] Wexler 1964 Giv'atayim Israel Unplaced
1982 Debby [Deborah] Hess 1963 United States Israel Unplaced
1983 Shim'ona Hollander 1965 Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1984 Sapir Koffmann 1965 Petah Tikva Israel Unplaced
1985 Hilla Kelmann 1966 Holon Jerusalem Unplaced
1986 Nilly Drucker 1968 Beersheba Tel Aviv Unplaced
1987 Yamit Noy 1969 Rishon Lezion Moshav in Sharon plain Unplaced
1988 Shirley Ben-Mordechay 1971 Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1989 Nicole Halperin 1970 United States Israel Unplaced
1990 Yvonna Krugliak 1971 Latvia Israel Unplaced
1991 Miri Goldfarb 1970 Hod Hasharon Israel Unplaced
1992 Einat Zmora 1972 Kiryat Motzkin Israel Unplaced
1993 Jana Khodirker 1973 Ukraine Rehovot Unplaced
1994 Ravit Yarkoni 1973 Giv'atayim Israel Unplaced
1995 Jana Kalmann 1975 Siberia, Russia Israel Unplaced
1996 Liraz Mesilaty - Ashkelon Israel Unplaced
1997 Dikla Hamdi - - Israel Unplaced
1998 Hagit Raz - - Israel Unplaced
1999 Rana Raslan 1977 Haifa Israel Unplaced
2000 Nirit Bakshi 1982 Beer Sheva Israel Unplaced
2001 Ilanit Levy 1982 Haifa Rehovot Top 10
2002 Yamit Har-Noy 1982 Oranit Israel Unplaced
2003 Sivan Klein 1984 Jerusalem Tel Aviv Unplaced
2004 Gal Gadot 1985 Rosh HaAyin Tel Aviv Unplaced
2005 Elena Ralph 1985 Ukraine Ramat Gan, Israel Top 10
2006 Anastacia Entin 1988 Ukraine Haifa Unplaced
2007 Sharon Kenett 1986 Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
2008 Shunit Faragi 1985 Kiryat Tiv'on Israel Unplaced
2009 Julia Dyment 1984 Haifa Israel Unplaced
2010 Bat-el Jobi 1987 Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
2011 Kim Edri 1992 Sderot Israel Unplaced
2012 Lina Makhuli 1993 Russia Haifa Unplaced
2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw 1992 Ethiopia Netanya Unplaced
2014 Doron Matalon 1994 Beit Aryeh-Ofarim Israel Unplaced
2015 Avigail Alfatov 1997 Acre Israel Unplaced
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

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

Between 1953 and 2005 traditionally Miss Israel 1st Runner-up competed at the Miss World or sometimes the winner competed. In 2006 Miss Israel changes format as the grand winner might compete at the Miss World.

Year Miss Israel Birth Year Place of birth Residence Placement Special Awards
1953 Chavatzelet Dror [Drilman] 1934 Austria Israel Unplaced
1955 Miriam Kotler - - Israel Unplaced
1956 Rina Weiss 1937 Tel Aviv Israel 2nd Runner-up
1957 Sara Elimor - - Israel 6th Runner-up
1958 Rachel Shafrir - - Israel Unplaced
1959 Ziva Shomrat - - Israel 2nd Runner-up
1960 Gila Golan 1940 - United States 1st Runner-up
1961 Er’ela Hod - - Israel Unplaced
1962 Ilana Porat - - Israel Top 15
1963 Sara Talmi - Jerusalem Israel Unplaced
1965 Shlomit Gat - - Israel Unplaced
1966 Segula Gohr - - Israel Unplaced
1967 Dalia Regev - Tel Aviv Israel 3rd Runner-up
1968 Miri Zamir 1950 Haifa Tel Aviv 2nd Runner-up
1969 Tehila Selah - - Israel Top 15
1970 Irit Lavi - Haifa Israel 2nd Runner-up
1971 Miri Ben-David - - Israel Top 15
1972 Hanna Urdan - - Israel 2nd Runner-up
1973 Chaja Katzir 1955 Tel Aviv United States 2nd Runner-up
1974 Lea Klain - - Israel 2nd Runner-up
1975 Atida Mor - - Israel Unplaced
1976 Levana Abarbanel - - Israel Top 15
1977 Ya’el Hovav - - Israel Unplaced
1978 Sari Alon - Tiberias Israel Unplaced
1979 Dana Peler - - Israel Unplaced
1980 Anat Zimmermann 1962 - Israel 3rd Runner-up
1981 Ninnette Assur - - Israel Unplaced
1982 Anat Kerem 1964 Haifa Israel Unplaced
1983 Yi'fat Schechter - Tel Aviv Israel Top 18
1984 Iris Look - Rishon LeZion Israel Top 18
1985 Maja Wechtenhaim - Haifa Israel 5th Runner-up
1986 Osnat Mo’as - Kiryat Motzkin Israel Unplaced
1987 Ya’el Gertler - Rehovot Israel Top 12
1988 Dganit Cohen - Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1989 Ronit Siton - Jerusalem Israel Unplaced
1990 Ari’ela Tessler - Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1991 Li’at Ditkovsky - Herzliya Israel Unplaced
1992 Ravit Asaf 1974 Beer Sheva Israel Top 10
1993 Tamara Porat - Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1994 Shirley Schwartzberg - Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
1995 Miri Bohadana 1977 Beersheba Israel 3rd Runner-up
1996 Taly [Talia] Lewenthal 1978 Haifa Israel Unplaced
1997 Mirit Greenberg 1979 Beersheba Israel Unplaced
1998 Linor Abargil 1980 Netanya Tel Aviv Miss World 1998
1999 Jenny Chervony - - Israel 3rd Runner-up
2000 Dana Dantes - - Israel Unplaced
2001 Keren Schlimovitz - - Israel Unplaced
2002 Karol Lowenstein - Argentina Israel Unplaced
2003 Miri Levy - Haifa Israel Unplaced
2004 Rita Lukin - - Israel Unplaced
2005 Keren Shacham - Kiryat Motzkin Israel Unplaced
2006 Yael Nizri 1988 Kiryat Shmona Israel Unplaced
2007 Liran Kohener 1989 Rishon Lezion Israel Unplaced
2008 Tamar Ziskind 1986 Haifa Israel Unplaced
2009 Adi Rodnitzky 1989 Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
2010 Shavit Wiesel 1989 Kibbutz Be'eri Israel Unplaced
2011 Ella Ran 1989 Herzliya Israel Unplaced
2012 Shani Hazan 1993 Kiryat Ata Israel Top 30 Top 25 at Miss World Talent
2014 Mor Maman 1994 Beersheba Beersheba Unplaced
2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

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

Between 1960 and 2005 Miss Israel was sent delegates to the Miss International by runners-up of Miss Israel pageant. Between 2006 and 2007 the official representatives withdrew, due to unknown reasons. Sine 2008 Miss Israel dropped the Miss International, in 2012 the candidate officially selected from Miss International Israel pageant. Began 2012 another agency sends the winner of Miss International Israel to the Miss International.

Year Miss Israel Birth Year Place of birth Residence Placement Special Awards
1960 Lili Dajani - - Israel Top 15
1961 Dalia Lion 1943 Haifa Luxembourg Top 15
1962 Nurit Newman - - Israel Top 15
1963 Ester Kfir 1944 China Tel Aviv Unplaced
1964 Dafna Noy - - Israel Top 15
1965 Iris Bar-Or - - Israel Top 15
1967 Yaffa Sharir - - Israel 1st Runner-up
1968 Daniela Hod - Haifa Tel Aviv Top 15
1969 Sara Dvir - - Israel Unplaced
1970 Eti [Ester] Orgad 1953 Eilat, Israel South Africa Did not compete
1971 Carmela Man 1950 Jerusalem Israel Top 15
1972 Ronif Gafni - - Israel Did not compete
1973 Aviva Magor - - Israel Did not compete
1974 Nurit Bar - - Israel Did not compete
1975 Pazit Li’ad - - Israel Did not compete
1976 Dorit Cohen - - Israel Unplaced
1977 Ronit Makover - - Israel Unplaced
1978 Lea Avgi - - Israel Unplaced
1979 Helly Ben-David - - Israel Unplaced
1980 Irit Altmann - - Israel Unplaced
1981 Li’ora Goldberg - - Israel Unplaced
1982 Nava Hazgov - - Israel Top 15
1983 Sigal Fogel - - Israel Unplaced
1984 Pazit Cohen - - Israel Top 15
1985 Avivit Nachmany - - Israel Unplaced
1986 Chava Distenfeld - - Israel Top 15
1987 Ofir Alony - - Israel Top 15
1988 Galit Aharoni - - Israel Top 15
1989 Limor Fishel - - Israel Unplaced
1990 Ravit Lichtenberg - - Israel Top 10
1991 Efrat Bruner - - Israel Unplaced
1992 Sarit Afangar - - Israel Unplaced
1993 Anat Elimelech 1974 Jerusalem Israel Top 10
1994 Nitzan Kirshenboim - - Israel Top 10
1995 Michal Shtibel - - Israel Unplaced
1996 Ann Konopny - - Israel Unplaced
1997 Lital Shapira - - Israel Top 10
1998 Galia Abramov - - Israel Unplaced
1999 Nofit Shevach - - Israel Unplaced
2000 Dana Farkash - - Israel Unplaced
2001 Dikla Elkabetz - Even Yehuda Israel Top 12 Miss Photogenic
2002 Shelly Dina'i - Tel Aviv Israel Unplaced
2003 Stavit Budin - Haifa Israel Unplaced
2004 Li'or Karen - Kiryat Tiv'on Israel Unplaced
2005 Moran Gerbi - Bat Yam Israel Unplaced
2006 Tehila Mor - Ramla Israel Did not compete
2007 Tal Gonen - - Israel Did not compete
2012 Yael Markovich 1989 United States Israel Unplaced
2014 Shani Hazan 1993 Kiryat Ata Israel Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Europe[edit]

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

Between 1985 and 2005 the Miss Europe Israel appointed from the third place or winner (optional). Since 2006, Israel does not compete after the pageant did not exist.

Year Miss Israel Birth Year Place of birth Residence Placement Special Awards
1985 Sapir Koffmann 1965 Petah Tikva Israel Unplaced
1988 Limor Magen - Tel Aviv Israel 4th Runner-up
1992 Ravit Kanfi - - Israel 4th Runner-up
1993 Dana Avrish - - Israel 2nd Runner-up
1994 Lilach Ben-Simon - Ashdod Israel Miss Europe 1994
1995 Jana Kalmann 1975 Siberia, Russia Israel Top 10
1996 Kim Roslikov - - Israel 2nd Runner-up
1997 Alexandra Schwartztokh - - Israel Unplaced
2003 Shahar Nehorai 1984 Beit Alfa Tel Aviv Top 10 Miss Friendship
2005 Keren Friedman - Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Asia Pacific[edit]

  • 1968-Miriam Domkin
  • 1969-Zehavit Pelts
  • 1970-Ronit Bar-Giorra
  • 1971-Gayah Tchetchik
  • 1972-Dorit Bar Bruchsaler
  • 1973-Nehama Fass
  • 1974-Rivka Pitchon
  • 1977-Yif’at Netzer
  • 1978-Hanna Eckerling
  • 1979-Racheli Aizenshtadt
  • 1980-Nira Ferder-4th Runner-up
  • 1983- Dorit Kadosh-1st Runner-up-Miss Photogenic
  • 1984- Rinat Hadashi-3rd Runner-up
  • 1985- Nurit Mizrachi-Winner-Best Swimsuit
  • 1986- Eti Sarid-Top 16-Best Swimsuit
  • 1988- Tali Ben-Harush-Winner
  • 1988- Revital Mor-2nd runner-up
  • 1999- Gali Raz-Top 16

International winners[edit]

Flag Miss Universe Miss World Miss International Miss Europe Miss Asia Pacific
Israel 1976 Rina Mor 1998 Linor Abargil 1994 Lilach Ben-Simon 1985 Nurit Mizrachi
Israel 1988 Tali Ben-Harush

Hosts[edit]

Judges[edit]

Venue[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ De Wolfe, Evelyn (August 10, 1957). "Miss Israel Helps Bond Drive". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2010. She is Atara Barzely this year s Miss Israel who has since addressed some 30 meetings to launch the Israel Bond fall and winter campaign. 
  3. ^ "Israeli Miss Universe poses security worries". The Baltimore Sun. Associated Press. July 12, 1976. Retrieved 23 October 2010. "Rina Messinger became Israel's first Miss Universe yesterday, presenting pageant officials with the knotty problem of how to protect their... 
  4. ^ "Army chic for Israeli beauty queen". BBC News. April 18, 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bulletproof Miss Israel Finishes as a Finalist". Los Angeles Times. May 12, 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2010.