Miss Universe Albania

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Miss Universe Albania Organization
Motto Perzgjedhja e Miss Universe Albania
Formation 2002
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Tirana
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Albanian
Organizer & CEO
Revista VIP Club
Website revistavip.club

Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant in Albania.

History[edit]

Floriana Garo represented Albania in the Miss World 2012 beauty 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 unrelated to Miss Albania, Miss Shqipëria or Miss Shqiptarja. Between 2002 and 2006 the Miss Albania winners competed at the Miss Universe pageant. Began in 2007 the franchise of Miss Universe was given to Miss Universe head photographer, Fadil Berisha.

Editions[edit]

  • After creating the Miss Universe Albania Organization. Miss Universe Albania editions in 2007 to 2011 had independently selected by Fadhil Berisha.
  • On May 11, 2012, the first time Mister & Miss Albania 2012 were crowned at the same event. Miss World Albania organizer Vera Grabocka joined forces with photographer Fadil Berisha to produce a single event to choose the local representatives for the international competitions. The main winner was sent to Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas, USA.
  • In 2013 Agnesa Vuthaj, a former Miss Albania herself, started the National Directorship of Miss Earth Albania and joined Miss Universe Albania contest. It was the first time Miss Earth joined Miss Universe Albania pageant. The second place was sent to Miss Earth 2012 in the Philippines. While Fioralba Dizdari withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant because the security of Albania's contestant could not be assured in Russia.
  • On September 19, 2015, the 13th annual Miss Universe Albania contest crowned two titleholders, where the main winner will send to the Miss Universe and second place to the Miss World.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss Universe Albania[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Miss Albania Title
2002 Anisa Kospiri[1] Tirana Top 10 Miss Albania 2002
2003 Denisa Kola[2] Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2003
2005 Agnesa Vuthaj[3] Istog*** Unplaced Miss Albania 2004
2006 Eralda Hitaj[4] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2006
2007 Sadina Alla[5] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2007
2008 Matilda Mecini[6] Tirana Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (Top 10)
Miss Universe Albania 2008
2009 Hasna Xhukiçi[7] Fier Top 15
  • River Race (3rd Placed)
Miss Universe Albania 2009
2010 Angela Martini[8] Shkodër Top 10 Miss Universe Albania 2010
2011 Xhesika Berberi[9] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2011
2012 Adrola Dushi Lezhë Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2012
2013 Fioralba Dizdari Tirana Did not compete Miss Universe Albania 2013
(First Runner-up)
2014 Zhaneta Byberi[citation needed] Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2014
2015 Megi Luka Fushë-Krujë Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2015
2016 Lindita Idrizi[a] Elbasan Unplaced Miss Photogenic Miss Universe Albania 2016
2017 Blerta Leka Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2017
2018 Trejsi Sejdini Elbasan TBD TBD Miss Universe Albania 2018

Note
  • a September 5, 2015, Lindita Idrizi won Miss Europe Continental 2015 in Italy.

Miss World Albania[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Since 2016, the first runner-up in the Miss Universe Albania competition is sent to Miss World. From 2002 to 2012, the representative was either selected from the separate Miss Albania competition or was appointed.

Year Miss World Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Miss Albania Title
2002 Anjeza Maja Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2002
(First Runner-up)
2003 Denisa Kola Tirana Unplaced
  • Miss Scholarship
Miss Albania 2003
2004 Agnesa Vuthaj Istog*** Unplaced Miss Albania 2004
2006 Suada Sherifi Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2005
2007 Elda Dushi Tirana Unplaced Appointed
2008 Egla Harxhi Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2007
2009 Armina Mevlani Tirana Unplaced Appointed
2010 Arnita Beqiraj Vlorë Unplaced Miss Albania 2010
2011 Isi Topçiu-Ulaj Tirana Unplaced Miss Albania 2010
(Third Runner-up)
2012 Floriana Garo Durrës Unplaced Appointed
2013 Ersela Kurti Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2012
(First Runner-up)
2014 Xhensila Pere Korçë Unplaced Appointed
2015 Kristina Bakiu Kolonjë Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2013
2016 Ëndrra Kovaçi Tirana Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2016
(First Runner-up)
2017 Joana Grabolli[10] Berat Unplaced Miss Universe Albania 2017
(First Runner-up)

Miss Europe Albania[edit]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Europe Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Former Title
1995 Monika Zguro Korçë 2nd Runner-up
1996 Hygerta Sako Durrës Top 10

Notes[edit]

Winners[edit]

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.

Withdrawal[edit]

On October 2013, Miss Universe Albania, Fioralba Dizdari withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant out of respect for Miss Universe Kosovo having to withdraw as Russia did not recognize Kosovo as an independent country and thus the contestant would be denied entrance into Russia. But on October 8, 2014, Miss Universe Albania 2014 was back to Miss Universe with Zhaneta Byberi as the crowned beauty pageant titleholder.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Summary". SETimes.com. May 29, 2002. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Denisa Kola, Albanian representative to Miss Universe 2003". shkoder.net. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blunders of Miss Albania winners". BalkanWeb. July 12, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eralda Hitaj". missuniverse.com. July 1, 2006. Archived from the original on July 1, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Miss Universe Presentation Show Gowns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. May 23, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Beauties will attend Miss Universe 2008". xaluan.com. April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miss Universe bikini photos". Toronto Sun. August 5, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Is Angela as beautiful as Linda?". 20 Minuten. July 19, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Global Beauties - Miss Universe Albania 2011". Global Beauties. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Joana Grabolli crowned Miss World Albania 2017". indiatimes. June 30, 2017. 

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