Miss Polonia

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Miss Polonia
Motto Caring, Charity and Healthy Lifestyle
Formation 1929
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Warsaw
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss Grand International
Official language
Polish
Website Official Website

Miss Polonia is a national Beauty pageant in Poland to select the official ambassador of Poland at the Miss Universe pageant. This pageant is the oldest beauty pageant in Poland.

History[edit]

Starting in 1929, winners entering Miss Europe. Traditionally, the winner of Miss Polonia represented Poland in Miss World and Miss Universe.

In 2007, Miss World took away the franchise from Miss Polonia and returned it to the non-related national contest Miss Polski. Since then, the winners of Miss Polonia represent Poland in Miss Universe and the runner-ups represent Poland in Miss Europe, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Baltic Sea.

Since 2015, Miss Polonia lost franchises of Miss International. Up to now it has only sent its winner to the Miss Universe pageant.

In 2016 after 3 years break, Miss Polonia pageant is back and new titleholder will be selected in October. Winner will represent Poland in Miss Universe 2016

Titleholders[edit]

Note: contest not held in 1931, 1933–1956, 1959–1982, 2014-2015.
1932, 1934 and 1937 winners selected in France to represent Poland in Miss Europe.[1]

Year Miss Polonia Represented/Polish Voivodeships Notes
1929 Władysława Kostakówna † Mazovian, Warsaw 1st Runner-up Miss Europe 1929
1930 Zofia Batycka Lwów*** 1st Runner-up Miss Europe 1930
1932 Zofia Dobrowolska † Greater Poland, Poznań
1934 Maria Żabkiewiczówna † Wilno***
1937 Józefina Kaczmarkiewiczówna † Mazovian, Warsaw
1956 Krystyna Lobodzinska[citation needed] Lesser Poland, Kraków
1957 Alicja Bobrowska Lesser Poland, Kraków
1958 Zuzanna Cembrowska Mazovian, Warsaw
1983 Lidia Wasiak West Pomeranian, Szczecin
1984 Magdalena Jaworska † Mazovian, Warsaw
1985 Katarzyna Zawidzka Lubusz, Gorzów Wielkopolski
1986 Renata Fatla Silesian, Bielsko-Biała
1987 Monika Nowosadko West Pomeranian, Kołobrzeg 1st Runner-up Miss Europe 1988
1988 Joanna Gapińska[2] West Pomeranian, Szczecin Universe-89, 3RUp
1989 Aneta Kręglicka Pomeranian, Gdańsk Miss World 1989
1990 Joanna Michalska Mazovian, Warsaw
1991 Karina Wojciechowska Silesian, Mysłowice
1992 Ewa Wachowicz Lesser Poland, Klęczany World Miss University 1993
1993 Aleksandra Spieczyńska Lower Silesian, Wrocław
1994 Jadwiga Flank Silesian, Bielsko-Biała
1995 Ewa Tylecka Lower Silesian, Dzierżoniów
1996 Agnieszka Zielińska Greater Poland, Poznań 1st Runner-up Miss Europe 1997
1997 Roksana Jonek Silesian, Mikołów Miss Tourism International 1998
1998 Izabela Opęchowska Warmian-Masurian, Biskupiec
1999 Marta Kwiecień Lublin, Lublin
2000 Justyna Bergmann Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Grudziądz
2001 Joanna Drozdowska West Pomeranian, Szczecin
2002 Marta Matyjasik Lower Silesian, Zgorzelec
2003 Karolina Gorazda Lesser Poland, Kraków
2004 Katarzyna Borowicz Greater Poland, Ostrów Wielkopolski
2005 Malwina Ratajczak Opole, Krapkowice Miss Baltic Sea 2006
2006 Marzena Cieślik West Pomeranian, Wolin The first Miss Polonia in Miss World, where Poland hosted Miss World 2006
2007 Barbara Tatara Łódź, Łódź
2008 Angelika Jakubowska Lower Silesian, Lubań
2009 Maria Nowakowska Lower Silesian, Legnica
2010 Rozalia Mancewicz Podlaskie, Białystok Miss Polonia Internet 2010 & Miss Teen Poland 2004
2011 Marcelina Zawadzka Pomeranian, Malbork
2012 Paulina Krupińska[3] Mazovian, Warsaw
2016 Izabella Krzan Olsztyn, Warmian-Masurian
  • (***) As of 1991 Lwów or Lviv becomes part of the independent Ukraine.
  • (***) The city of Wilno or Vilnius becomes part of Lithuania.

Big Four pageants[edit]

Miss Universe Poland[edit]

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

Traditionally the winner of Miss Polonia represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Poland Hometown Placement Special Awards
2017 TBA TBA TBA
2016 Izabella Krzan Olsztyn Unplaced
2015 Weronika Szmajdzińska Szczecin Unplaced
2014 Marcela Chmielowska Warsaw Unplaced
2013 Paulina Krupińska Warsaw Unplaced Miss Photogenic
2012 Marcelina Zawadzka Malbork Top 16
2011 Rozalia Mancewicz Białystok Unplaced
2010 Maria Nowakowska Legnica Unplaced
2009 Angelika Jakubowska Lubań Unplaced
2008 Barbara Tatara Łódź Unplaced
2007 Dorota Gawron Warsaw Unplaced
2006 Francys Mayela Barraza Sudnicka Warsaw Unplaced
2005 Marta Kossakowska Bydgoszcz Unplaced
2004 Paulina Panek Rzeszów Unplaced
2003 Iwona Makuch Kielce Unplaced
2002 Joanna Drozdowska Szczecin Unplaced
2001 Monika Gruda Siedlce Unplaced
2000 Emilia Ewelina Raszynska Szczytno Unplaced
1999 Katarzyna Pakula Świdnik Unplaced
1998 Sylwia Małgorzata Kupiec Tczew Unplaced
1997 Agnieszka Zielińska Poznań Unplaced
1996 Monika Chróścicka-Wnętrzak Słupsk Unplaced
1995 Magdalena Pęcikiewicz Żywiec Unplaced
1994 Joanna Brykczyńska Szczecin Unplaced
1993 Marzenna Wolska Węgorzewo Unplaced
1992 Izabela Filipowska Puławy Unplaced
1991 Joanna Michalska Warsaw Unplaced
1990 Małgorzata Obieżalska Łódź Unplaced
1989 Joanna Gapińska Szczecin 3rd Runner-up
1986 Brygida Elżbieta Bziukiewicz Warsaw 3rd Runner-up
1985 Katarzyna Zawidzka Gorzów Wielkopolski Unplaced
1984 Joanna Karska Warsaw Unplaced
1959 Zuzanna Cembrowska Warsaw Top 16
1958 Alicja Bobrowska Kraków 4th Runner-up

Miss International Poland[edit]

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

In 1990-1993 the winner of Miss Polski pageant competed at the Miss International pageant. Between 1994 and 2014 the second title or sometimes the winner of Miss Polonia represented her country at the Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a delegate is sent. As of 2015 Miss International franchise handles by Miss Polski Organization.

Year Miss Poland Hometown Placement Special Awards
2017 Paulina Maziarz Warsaw TBA
2016 Magdalena Bieńkowska Mikołajki Top 15
2015 Ewa Mielnicka Warsaw Unplaced
2014 Zaneta Pludowska[4] Siedlce Unplaced
2013 Katarzyna Oracka Warsaw Unplaced
2012 Rozalia Mancewicz Bialystok Unplaced
2011 Adrianna Olga Wojciechowska Gostynin Unplaced
2010 Zaneta Sitko Koszalin Unplaced
2009 Angelika Jakubowska Luban Unplaced
2008 Anna Maria Tarnowska Szczecin 2nd Runner-up
2007 Dorota Gawron Warsaw Unplaced
2006 Marta Jakoniuk Warsaw Unplaced
2005 Monika Szeroka Warsaw Unplaced
2004 Marta Matyjasik Warsaw Unplaced
2002 Monika Angermann Warsaw Top 12
2001 Malgorzata Rozniecka Szczecin Miss International 2001
2000 Ewelina Raszynska Unplaced
1999 Adrianna Gerczew Top 12
1998 Agnieszka Osinska Top 12
1997 Agnieszka Beata Myko Top 12
1996 Monika Marta Adamek Unplaced
1994 Ilona Felicjanska Unplaced
1993 Agnieszka Pachalko Miss International 1993
1992 Elzbieta Jadwiga Dziech Unplaced
1991 Agnieszka Kotlarska Wroclaw Miss International 1991
1990 Ewa Maria Szymczak Top 10
1989 Aneta Kreglicka 1st Runner-up
1987 Monika Nowosadko Unplaced
1986 Renata Fatla Unplaced
1985 Katarzyna Zawidzka Unplaced
1984 Katarzyna Zawidzka Top 12
1960 Marzena Malinowska Top 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Z archiwum miss" (in Polish). Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Polish tour show to present cabaret". The Buffalo News. November 14, 1989. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Paulina Krupińska Crowned Miss Universe Poland 2013". Beauty Pageant News. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Miss International Polonia 2014

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