Miss Kosovo

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Miss Kosovo
Formation 1988
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Pristina
Location
Official language
Albanian
National Director
Mil Hajvalia
Website www.misskosova.net

Miss Kosovo (Miss Kosova) is a national Beauty pageant in Kosovo. Since 2008, Miss Kosova is responsible for selecting the country's representative to Miss Earth, which is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[1][2][3]

The current titleholder is Morena Taraku.

History[edit]

1994-2007:Early years[edit]

In the years 1998, 2004 and 2005, the contest was not held. Between 1994 and 2007, whilst Kosovo was a part of Yugoslavia or just Serbia, the contest was confined to Kosovo and recognized only by its organizers. Pre-2008 winners of the contest were able to represent Miss Albania owing to agreements with its sister organisation across the border.

Two winners had a successful pageant in Miss Albania: Venera Mustafa (1999 winner of both titles) and Agnesa Vuthaj (winning Miss Kosovo 2003 and Miss Albania 2004), who also participated internationally as Miss Albania.

2008-2012: Miss Earth franchise[edit]

From 2008 after independence was declared, Miss Kosovo has been permitted to take part at the Miss Earth pageant. The Miss Kosovo pageant is organized by former titleholder Agnesa Vuthaj under her Agnesa Vuthaj Association. After Kosovo's declaration of independence, Miss Kosovo 2007 Yllka Berisha participated in the Miss Earth 2008 pageant but was unplaced. The Kosovar delegates from 2002 and 2003 for Miss Earth were from a different organization.

2013-present: Miss Earth with Miss Universe[edit]

Main article: Miss Universe Kosovo

In 2013 Fadil Berisha and Agnesa Vuthaj took control of Miss Kosovo and retrieved the Miss Universe franchise. This happened after the previous Miss Universe Kosovo directors made the decision to send their winner to Miss World. Hence, there are two titleholders from this pageant - one for Miss Universe and one for Miss Earth.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss Kosova[edit]

Yllka Berisha, Miss Kosova 2007/ Miss Earth 2008 delegate.

This list includes from the inception of Miss Kosova where the winners were usually sent to Miss Earth from 2008, until before the merging of the Miss Universe and Miss Earth franchises.

Year Miss Kosova
Albania 1988 Afërdita Paçarada
Albania 1995 Blerta Syla
Albania 1996 Diellza Kollgeci
Albania 1997 Adelina Ismajli
United Nations 1999 Venera Mustafa
United Nations 2000 Mimoza Harxhi
United Nations 2001 Albina Hashani
United Nations 2002 Njomëza Rozhaja
United Nations 2003 Agnesa Vuthaj
United Nations 2006 Besa Gashi
United Nations 2007 Yllka Berisha
Kosovo 2008 Kaqusha Thaci
Kosovo 2009 Elza Marku
Kosovo 2010 Morena Taraku
Kosovo 2011 Nora Asani
Kosovo 2012 Ajshe Babatinca

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, World News (2003-10-30). "Afghanistan: Anti-Pageant Judges". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". China Daily. Reuters. 2004-10-25. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ Enriquez, Amee (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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