Miss Universe Albania

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Miss Universe Albania Organization
MottoPerzgjedhja e Miss Universe Albania
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
(Miss Albania: 2002-2005)
Official language
Labinot G. Sashi
Key people
Eduart Deda

Miss Universe Albania is a national beauty pageant in Albania.


Floriana Garo represented Albania in the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant.

Albania debuted at Miss Universe in 2002 with the Miss Albania organization as the official franchise holder. The organization held national pageant yearly up into 2006. Beginning in 2007, the franchise license was given to the then official photographer of Miss Universe, Fadil Berisha who happened to be from Albania. At this point Fadil created the "Miss Universe Albania" organization and would held occasional yearly national pageant or in some cases, designate a participant to represent Albania at Miss Universe. Fadil would continue to be the national director until 2013.

In 2014 Eduart Deda acquired the Miss Universe franchise license in Albania and consequently also the Miss World franchise license. The company would held yearly national pageants where two winners were crowned to compete at Miss Universe and Miss World. The company would held the license of Miss World until 2017.

In 2018, the Miss World license was given to Vera Grabocka who was previously the national director of Miss World in Albania between 2006-2013, while Eduart Deda only held the Miss Universe license.


  • On May 11, 2012, Miss World national director, Vera Grabocka and Miss Universe national director Fadil Berisha held a joint Mister & Miss Albania pageant where two contestants were crowned at the same event.
  • In 2013 Agnesa Vuthaj, a former Miss Albania herself, acquired the license for Miss Earth in Albania and together with Fadil Berisha, organized the Miss Universe Albania pageant where the runner-up was given the title of "Miss Earth Albania 2013".


The following is a list of winners. From 2006 to present.
Year Miss Universe Albania Municipality
2006 Eralda Hitaj[1] Tirana
2007 Sadina Alla[2] Tirana
2008 Matilda Mecini[3] Tirana
2009 Hasna Xhukiçi[4] Fier
2010 Angela Martini[5] Shkodër
2011 Xhesika Berberi[6] Tirana
2012 Adrola Dushi Lezhë
2013 Fioralba Dizdari Tirana
2014 Zhaneta Byberi Tirana
2015 Megi Luka Fushë-Krujë
2016 Lindita Idrizi Elbasan
2017 Blerta Leka Tirana
2018 Trejsi Sejdini Elbasan
2019 Cindy Marina Shkodër

Big Four pageants representatives[edit]

Miss Universe Albania[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Miss Universe Albania has started to send a Miss Albania to Miss Universe from 2002. Before Miss Universe Albania, Miss Albania Organization franchised the Miss Universe franchise and the main winner went to Miss Universe. Began 2006 a brand new of Miss Universe Albania organized by separate competition which officially selected a national winning title to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Municipality Miss Universe Albania Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2019 Shkodër Cindy Marina TBD TBD TBD
2018 Elbasan Trejsi Sejdini Unplaced
2017 Tirana Blerta Leka Unplaced
2016 Elbasan Lindita Idrizi Unplaced Miss Photogenic Miss Europe Continental 2015
2015 Fushë-Krujë Megi Luka Unplaced
2014 Tirana Zhaneta Byberi Unplaced
2013 Tirana Fioralba Dizdari Did not compete A Runner-up took over the title of Miss Universe Albania after the main winner dethroned
2012 Lezhë Adrola Dushi Unplaced Eduart Deda and Labinot G. Sashi (Revista VIP) Directorship
2011 Tirana Xhesika Berberi Unplaced
2010 Shkodër Angela Martini Top 10
2009 Fier Hasna Xhukiçi Top 15 River Race (3rd Placed)
2008 Tirana Matilda Mecini Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10)
2007 Tirana Sadina Alla Unplaced
2006 Tirana Eralda Hitaj Unplaced Miss Universe Albania Organization — Fadil Berisha (Klan TV) Directorship
Miss Albania
2005 Istog*** Agnesa Vuthaj Unplaced
2004 Did not compete
2003 Tirana Denisa Kola Unplaced
2002 Tirana Anisa Kospiri Top 10 Miss Albania Organization — Vera Gracnoka Directorship

Miss World Albania[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
1st Runner-up of Miss Universe Albania directly sends to Miss World. The Miss World franchise handed over yearly to Miss Universe Albania Organization began 2016. The Miss World Albania sometimes hold appointment to upcoming candidates to represent Albania at Miss World competition. Albania debuted in 2002 by awarding 1st Runner-up, contestant or sometimes, winner of Miss Albania as a Miss World Albania titleholder.
Year Municipality Miss World Albania Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
2018 Tirana Nikita Preka Unplaced Appointed
2017 Berat Joana Grabolli[7] Unplaced
2016 Tirana Ëndrra Kovaçi Unplaced
2015 Kolonjë Kristina Bakiu Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 15) Appointed — Original Miss Universe Albania 2013; selected by handpicked
2014 Korçë Xhensila Pere Unplaced Appointed
2013 Tirana Ersela Kurti Unplaced
Albanian Representatives from Miss Albania
2012 Durrës Floriana Garo Unplaced Appointed
2011 Tirana Isi Topçiu-Ulaj Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 20) Appointed — Miss Albania 2010 (3rd Runner-up)
2010 Vlorë Arnita Beqiraj Unplaced
2009 Tirana Armina Mevlani Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 22) Appointed
2008 Tirana Egla Harxhi Unplaced
2007 Tirana Elda Dushi Unplaced Miss World Sport (Top 16) Appointed
2006 Tirana Suada Sherifi Unplaced
2005 Did not compete
2004 Istog*** Agnesa Vuthaj Unplaced
2003 Tirana Denisa Kola Unplaced Miss Scholarship
2002 Tirana Anjeza Maja Unplaced



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, 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]


  1. ^ "Eralda Hitaj". missuniverse.com. July 1, 2006. Archived from the original on July 1, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe Presentation Show Gowns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. May 23, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Beauties will attend Miss Universe 2008". xaluan.com. April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "Miss Universe bikini photos". Toronto Sun. August 5, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Is Angela as beautiful as Linda?". 20 Minuten. July 19, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  6. ^ "Global Beauties - Miss Universe Albania 2011". Global Beauties. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Joana Grabolli crowned Miss World Albania 2017". indiatimes. June 30, 2017.

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