Miss Maroc

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Miss Universe Morocco Organization
Formation1953; 70 years ago (1953)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
National director
Saad Bennani

The Miss Universe Morocco (previously called as Miss Maroc) is a national beauty pageant that selects the representative of Morocco for the Miss Universe competition.


The Miss Morocco Contest is the oldest continuing beauty contest in Morocco. The contest was first broadcast on television in 1959, with the number of viewers peaking in the nineties when it became watched by nearly half a billion people around the world. The competition qualifies for the Miss Universe election but the country has yet to return to the Miss Universe pageant. Night Star Maroc is currently the owner of the "Miss Maroc" trademark. In 2021 the new formation of Miss Universe Morocco created in Casablanca. The winner expected to be at Miss Universe 2021.[1]

Franchise holders[edit]

The first known Miss Maroc representing the newly independent nation of Morocco in 1956 was Lydia Marin who competed in Miss World that same year. In 1953, nine women were selected to represent Morocco at Miss Universe, an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the American-based Miss Universe Organization. Between 1950s and 1970s, Morocco sent delegates to major international pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International pageants. Jacqueline Dorella Bonilla, named Miss Morocco in 1957, was one of the most famous Moroccan competitors to ever make it to the American beauty contest, ending up as one of the top 15 semifinalists in the competition. In 2021 Morocco set to return at Miss Universe under new directorship, Saad Bennani.


Year Miss Maroc
1953 Colette Ribes
1956 Lydia Marin
1957 Jacqueline Dorella Bonilla
1958 Jocelyne Lambin
1959 Raymonde Valle
1960 Marilyne Escobar
1961 Irene Gorsse
1962 Ginette Buenaventes
1963 Selma Rahal
1964 Leila Gourmala
1965 Lucette Garcia
1966 Joelle Lesage
1967 Naïma Benjelloun
1968 Zakia Chamouch
1969 Rahima Hachti
1975 Salhi Badia
1978 Majida Tazi
2002 Doja Lahlou
2006 Iman Albani
2012 Sarah Mouatamid
2015 Fatima Ezzahra El-Horre
2016 Sara Belkiz[2]
2018 Rania Aaït[3]
2021 Fatima-Zahra Khayat

Titleholders under Miss Maroc org.[edit]

Miss Universe Morocco[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
the main winner of Miss Maroc represents Morocco at Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Region Miss Maroc Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
Did not compete between 2022—2023
2021 Marrakesh-Safi Kawtar Benhalima Unplaced Saad Bonnani directorship; Replacement — The original winner Fatima-Zahra Khayat did not compete at Miss Universe, due to accident matter, a runner-up Kawtar Benhalima took the title and went to Miss Universe 2021.
Did not compete between 2013—2020
2012 Casablanca-Settat Sarah Mouatamid Did not compete Night Star Maroc directorship; Withdrew — Due to franchise matter, Sarah withdrew at Miss Universe 2012.
Did not compete between 1979—2011
1978 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Majida Tazi Unplaced
Did not compete between 1976—1977
1975 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Salhi Badia Unplaced
Did not compete between 1967—1974
1966 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Joelle Lesage Unplaced
Did not compete between 1964—1965
1963 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Selma Rahal Unplaced
1962 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Ginette Buenaventes Unplaced
1961 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Irene Gorsse Unplaced
1960 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Marilyne Escobar Unplaced
Did not compete between 1958—1959
1957 Casablanca Jacqueline Dorella Bonilla Top 15
Did not compete between 1954—1956
1953 Casablanca Colette Ribes Did not compete Miss Maroc Organization directorship.


  1. ^ "Miss Universe Morocco". www.missuniversemorocco.com (in French). 24 October 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  2. ^ Miss Morocco 2016
  3. ^ Miss Morocco 2018