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
National Director
Agnesa Vuthaj
Key people
Fadil Berisha
Website revistavip.club

Miss Universe Albania is a national Beauty pageant in Albania.

Lindita Idrizi, Miss Europe Continental 2015 and Miss Universe Albania 2016

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]

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

Miss Universe Albania[edit]

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

Miss World Albania[edit]

Between 2002 and 2013 the 1st Runner-up, Winner or handpick contestant of Miss Albania represented Albania at the Miss World pageant. Began in 2015 the second position at the Miss Universe Albania will crown as Miss World Albania winner.

Year Miss World Albania Municipality Placement Special Awards Notes
2002 Anjeza Maja Tirana Unplaced
2003 Denisa Kola Tirana Unplaced Miss Scholarship
2004 Agnesa Vuthaj Istog*** Unplaced
2006 Suada Sherifaj Tirana Unplaced
2007 Elda Dushi Tirana Unplaced Miss World Sport (Top 16)
2008 Egla Harxhi Tirana Unplaced
2009 Armina Mevlani Tirana Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 22)
2010 Arnita Beqiraj Vlorë Unplaced
2011 Isi Topçiu-Ulaj Tirana Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 20) 3rd Runner-up Miss Albania 2010
Appointed
2012 Floriana Garo Durrës Unplaced Appointed
2013 Ersela Kurti Tirana Unplaced Miss World Albania 2012
2014 Xhensila Pere Korçë Unplaced Appointed
2015 Kristina Bakiu Kolonjë Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 15) Former, Miss Universe Albania 2013
Appointed
2016 Ëndrra Kovaçi Tirana Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA TBA
Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Europe Albania[edit]

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

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 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Denisa Kola, Albanian representative to Miss Universe 2003". shkoder.net. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blunders of Miss Albania winners". BalkanWeb. July 12, 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eralda Hitaj". missuniverse.com. July 1, 2006. Archived from the original on 1 July 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Miss Universe Presentation Show Gowns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Beauties will attend Miss Universe 2008". xaluan.com. April 7, 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miss Universe bikini photos". Toronto Sun. August 5, 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Is Angela as beautiful as Linda?". 20 Minuten. July 19, 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Global Beauties - Miss Universe Albania 2011". Global Beauties. 
  10. ^ "Miss Universe Albania 2014 winner is Zhaneta Byberi". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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