Miss Universe Albania

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Miss Universe Albania
Formation 2006
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Tirana
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Fadil Berisha

Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant that selects Albania's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.


Miss Universe Albania was established in 2006 in Tirana, Albania. The pageant formatted to choose a representative to compete at the Miss Universe by Fadil Berisha. Miss Universe Albania is not related to Miss Albania, Miss Shqipëria or Miss Shqiptarja.

  • Between 2002 to 2006, the Miss Albania winner competed at the Miss Universe pageant.
  • In 2007, the license was given to Miss Universe head photographer, Fadil Berisha.
  • In 2012, Miss Universe Albania and Miss World Albania were selected at the same contest, Mister & Miss Albania.
  • In 2013, Miss Universe Albania and Miss Earth Albania were selected at the same contest, Miss Universe Albania.


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

The winner of Miss Universe Albania 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 Universe Albania County Placement Special Awards Notes
Puerto Rico 2002 Anisa Kospiri [1] Tirana Top 10 Miss Albania 2001
Panama 2003 Denisa Kola [2] Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2003
Ecuador 2004 NO PAGEANT
Thailand 2005 Agnesa Vuthaj [3] Istog*** Unplaced A business woman and the founder of Agnesa Vuthaj Association
United States 2006 Eralda Hitaj [4] Tirana Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Sadina Alla [5] Tirana Unplaced A Model for Versace, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, H&M and Dior
Vietnam 2008 Matilda Mecini[6] Tirana Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Hasna Xhukiçi [7] Fier Top 15
United States 2010 Angela Martini[8] Shkodër Top 10
Brazil 2011 Xhesika Berberi[9] Tirana Unplaced
United States 2012 Adrola Dushi Lezhë Unplaced
Russia 2013 Fioralba Dizdari Tirana Unplaced Did not compete
United States 2014 Zhaneta Byberi[10] Tirana Unplaced
  • (***) Istog is a town and municipality in the Peć district of north-western Kosovo.

By number of wins (county)[edit]

Below are the number of winners as Miss Universe Albania according to the year in which they crowned.

County Titles Years
Tirana 8 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014
Lezhë 1 2012
Shkodër 2010
Fier 2009
Istog*** 2005 (Kosovo)



Anisa Kospiri was the first Albanian delegate at the Miss Universe pageant. She went to compete in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in the grand final she was the first girl to be called in the Top 10. She competed in both Swimsuit and Evening Gown competition and scored 8.51 and 8.34 respectively. However, her average score was not high enough for her to advance in the next phase of the competition. Until 2010 she held the record of the highest placing Albanian candidate in the Miss Universe pageant.


On October 2013, Miss Universe Albania withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant because the security of Albania's contestant could not be assured in Russia. But on October 8, 2014 Miss Universe Albania 2014 was back to Miss Universe with Zhaneta Byberi as the crowned beauty pageant titleholder.


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