Miss Uzbekistan

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Miss Uzbekistan
Formation 2013
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Tashkent
Miss World
Official language

Miss Uzbekistan is a national beauty pageant in Uzbekistan whose winner participates in the Miss World international pageant.


In 2013, Rakhima Ganieva was the first Miss World contestant to represent Uzbekistan. Her presence there was controversial.[1] She began taking part in Miss World 2013 for Uzbekistan. She claimed that the Miss Uzbekistan 2013 pageant was held on 20 July 2013 in Tashkent. Supposedly the contest included three levels: introduction in national costumes, catwalk in cocktail dresses and catwalk and interview in evening dresses. Officials at the Uzbek Culture and Sports Ministry and the National Committee on Women stated that the country never held a contest.[2]


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

Representative to Miss World[edit]

Year Miss Uzbekistan Hometown Placement Special Awards
2013 Rakhima Ganieva Tashkent Unplaced


  1. ^ Sindelar, Daisy. "Who Does Miss Uzbekistan Think She Is?". RFE/RL, Inc. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ Simpson, Peter (13 September 2013). "So, Miss Uzbekistan, how DID you qualify for Miss World and Miss Earth ... from a Muslim country that holds no such contest?". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 September 2013.