Miss Romania

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Miss Universe România Organization
Formation1928; 96 years ago (1928)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
Key people
Sorin Constantinescu

The Miss Universe România is a national beauty pageant that has selected Romania's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.


The Miss România was initially established in the late 1920s, Magda Demetrescu won the first pageant in 1929. She then participated in the former Miss Universe pageant (officially the International Pageant of Pulchritude) in Texas, where she placed sixth.[1] The following year, Mariana Mirica placed third.[2][3] After this Texas international pageant ended in 1932, Dorothee Cristescu participated in "Miss Universe" Brussels in 1935.[3][4][5][6][7]

Romania's participation in international pageants ceased by 1929,[3] though a Communist-pageant was held in the country in the 1970s.[8]

Romania's participation in the modern Miss Universe pageant began with Miss Romania Daniella Nane who participated in Miss Universe 1991, and where the famous Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci served on the international jury.[9][8][1] After 1998, Romania dropped from Miss Universe for 11 years, and returned in 2009. In 2016, the license to celebrate the contest Miss Universe Romania was granted to the agency ExclusivEvent, having as president to Ernest Hadrian Böhm.[9][10]


Year Miss România County
1928 Marioara Ganesco Bucharest
1929 Magda Demetrescu Bucharest
1930 Mariana Mirica Bucharest
1931 Erastia Peretz Bucharest
1979 Matilda Pascal Cojocarita Bucharest
1991 Daniela Nane Iași
1992 Corina Corduneanu Bucharest
1993 Angelica Nicoară Arad
1994 Angelica Nicoară Bucharest
1995 Monika Grosu Bucharest
1996 Roberta Anastase Prahova
1997 Diana Maria Urdareanu Timiș
1998 Iuliana Elena Verdeș Bucharest
1999 Nicoleta Luciu Bucharest
2000 Alexandra Cosmoiu Bucharest
2001 Vanda Petre Bucharest
2002 Cleopatra Popescu Sibiu
2003 Patricia Chifor Bucharest
2004 Adina Maria Cotuna Arad
2005 Raluca Voina Bucharest
2006 Ioana Valentina Boitor Satu Mare
2007 Elena Roxana Azoitei Bucharest
2008 Ruxandra Popa Prahova
2009 Elena Bianca Constantin Bucharest
2010 Alexandra Cătălina Filip
Oana Paveluc Brașov
2011 Larisa Popa Olt
2012 Evelyn Iulia Dicu Râmnicu Vâlcea
2013 Roxana Oana Andrei Dâmbovița
2016 Teodora Dan Dolj
2017 Ioana Mihalache Constanța
2019 Dorina Chihaia Iași
2020 Bianca Tirsin Arad
2021 Carmina Cotfas Cluj

Titleholders under Miss Universe România[edit]

Miss Universe România[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 Winner of Miss Universe Romania represents the country at the Miss Universe pageant. If the winner will resign the title, the runner-up will take over the crown.
Year County Hometown Miss Universe România Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
Did not compete between 2022—Present
2021 Cluj County Cluj-Napoca Carmina Cotfas Unplaced
2020 Arad Arad Bianca Tirsin Unplaced Bianca was 2nd Runner-up at Miss Supranational 2017 and 3rd Runner-up at Miss International 2018
2019 Iași Iași Dorina Chihaia Unplaced
2018 Did not compete
2017 Constanța Constanța Ioana Mihalache Unplaced
2016 Dolj Bucharest Teodora Dan Unplaced Ernest Hadrian Böhm (ExclusivEvent) Directorship; Teodora was Miss Tourism Universe 2015
Did not compete between 2014—2015
2013 Dâmbovița Târgoviște Roxana Oana Andrei Unplaced
2012 Brașov Brașov Delia Monica Duca Unplaced Delia was Miss Diamond of the World 2015, Top 5 at Princess of the Globe 2013, 2nd Runner-up at Miss 7 Continents 2013, Top 15 and Miss Sun City at Supermodel International 2012, Sipermodel UN award at Miss United Nations 2012, Top 15 and Miss Sympathy at Miss Globe International 2010 and Top 20 at Miss Tourism Queen International 2008
2011 Olt Slatina Larisa Popa Unplaced
2010 Brașov Brașov Oana Paveluc Unplaced Crowned new Miss Universe Romania 2010 on 14 July 2010 after Alexandra Cătălina Filip, the original winner, was dethroned, as she refused to sign the contract with the Miss Universe Organization
2009 Bucharest Bucharest Elena Bianca Constantin Unplaced Miss Universe România — Mike Costache and Valentina Ionescu (TVR/TV Romania) Directorship

Miss România 1991—1998[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
Year County Hometown Miss Universe România Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
1998 Bucharest Bucharest Iuliana Elena Verdeș[9][11] Unplaced
1997 Timiș Timișoara Diana Maria Urdareanu[9][12] Unplaced
1996 Prahova Ploiești Roberta Anastase[13] Unplaced
1995 Bucharest Bucharest Monika Grosu[9][14] Unplaced
1994 Bucharest Bucharest Mihaela Ciolacu[9] Unplaced
1993 Arad Lipova Angelica Nicoară[15] Unplaced
1992 Bucharest Bucharest Corina Corduneanu[9] Unplaced
1991 Iași Iași Daniela Nane[8] Unplaced A Romanian Beauty Committee Directorship


  • Valentina Ionescu

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (3 March 2010). Opt decenii de la primul concurs Miss România Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, Realitatea TV (in Romanian) "(English-translated page)".
  2. ^ (31 July 2011). Vezi cum arata romanca ajunsa pe podium la Miss Universe 1930, Pro TV (in Romanian) "(English-translated page)".
  3. ^ a b c Andras, Sonia-Doris. The Ideal Woman: Beauty Contests in Interwar Romania Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, which continued during World War II and the Communist rule of Romania, Inter-Disciplinary.Net (3rd Global Conference presentation 2013)
  4. ^ "Miss Universe Romania 2013". Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ Miss Universe Romania History.wmv. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2016 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ (5 June 1929). Short Hair is Still in Vogue, Southeast Missourian (United Press)
  7. ^ (25 Feb 2012). Magda Demetrescu, prima Miss Romania Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, Realitatea TV (in Romanian)
  8. ^ a b c (22 March 2014). Ce fac astazi fostele Miss Romania. Iata cum aratau cand participau la concursuri de frumusete!, ele.ro
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Cobuz, Dana (14 June 2009). Miss Universe România face 13-14 Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, Jurnalul Național (in Romanian) "(English-translated page)".
  10. ^ "Dupa doi ani de absenta, Romania revine in competitia Miss Universe. Teodora Dan - Miss Universe Romania 2016". Miss Universe Romania in Facebook.
  11. ^ Penes, Gabriel (8 August 2010). Exclusiv | Ea a înnebunit Bollywoodul!, Libertatea (in Romanian)
  12. ^ (5 February 2012). Miss Romania 1997, timisoreanca Diana Urdareanu s-a facut invatatoare!, Opinia Timișoarei (in Romanian)
  13. ^ (11 August 2010). A inceput Miss Universe 2010, concursul care a facut o vedeta din Roberta Anastase acum 14 ani. ph-online.ro (in Romanian)
  14. ^ Nistor, Radu (15 August 2008). Uite ce 'primarita' are orasul Mangalia!, Libertatea (in Romanian) (2008 article reports that Grosnu married the mayor the Romanian city Mangalia)
  15. ^ (26 September 2013). Actriţa Angelica Nicoară: „Teatrul este şi o mângâiere pentru suflet, dar şi un chin”, Transilvania Reporter (in Romanian)

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