Zhana Yaneva

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Joan Yaneva
Born Zhana Yaneva
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Title Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012
Miss Universe 2012

Zhana Yaneva; (born 1990) (Bulgarian: Жана Янева) is a Bulgarian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012 and represented Bulgaria in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012 & Miss Universe 2012[edit]

Zhana Yaneva (22, from Blagoevgrad) was crowned Miss Universe Bulgaria 2012 during a new competition held at the Big Apple club in Sin City, Sofia, on September 29. Standing 178 cm in height, Vaneva represented Bulgaria in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant held on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.[1][2] This marks the return of Bulgaria to the international competition after a 2-year absence. Their last participation took place in 2009. She represented Bulgaria in Miss Universe 2012.[3][4][5]

She has previous experience in pageants prior to becoming Miss Universe Bulgaria, including as "Miss Blagoevgrad 2008", first runner-up at "Miss Sofia Autumn 2010", and winning "Miss Marilyn Blagoevgrad 2010".[6]


  1. ^ "Miss Bulgaria 2012, Zhana Yaneva, is photographed by renowned.." seattlepi.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Zhana Yaneva, Bulgaria". latimes.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  3. ^ (31 December 2012). Жана, която ни представи на "Мис Вселена" се върна, но без куфари Archived September 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., 24 Chasa (in Bulgarian)
  4. ^ (10 November 2012). Бял "Mерцедес" CL получи за рождения си ден "Мис Вселена България" благоевградчанката Ж. Янева, Struma Daily (in Bulgarian, confirms that she is first contestant from Bulgaria to compete in Miss Universe after a gap; also discusses the car she got for her birthday from her father)
  5. ^ (19 Dec 2012). Bulgarian Zhana Yaneva Vies for Miss Universe Crown, Novinite (in English)
  6. ^ (7 Nov. 2012). Жана Янева: Мина времето на глупавите красавици, нямам грам силикон по себе си, Blitz.bg (in Bulgarian)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Miss Universe Bulgaria
Succeeded by
Veneta Kristeva