Miss Universe Kosovo

Page semi-protected
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Miss Kosova Organization
Formation2008; 15 years ago (2008)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Eduart Deda

The Miss Universe Kosova is a national beauty pageant that sends representatives from Kosovo to the Miss Universe pageant.


Aferdita Dreshaj, Miss Universe Kosovo 2011/ Top 16 in Miss Universe 2011.

On 4 April 2008 Fadil Berisha - photographer of Miss Universe's official photos - hosted Kosova's inaugural pageant where Zana Krasniqi was crowned. She went on represent Kosova at the Miss Universe pageant.[1] This was the first appearance in a Miss Universe pageant for Miss Kosova following the country's declaration of independence on February 17, 2008.

In 2013 Fadil Berisha and Agnesa Vuthaj took control of Miss Kosovo and retrieved the Miss Universe franchise. This happened after the previous Miss Universe Kosovo director, Agron Selimi and team made the decision to send their winner to Miss World. Thus, winners for Miss Earth and Miss Universe pageant is being held under single pageant.

In 2018 Revista VIP Club took over the franchise of Miss Universe in Kosovo under the direction of TV producer Labinot Gashi. The company also holds the franchise for Miss Universe in Albania.


The following is a list of winners. From 2008 to present.
Year Miss Kosova Municipality
2008 Zana Krasniqi Pristina
2009 Marigona Dragusha Pristina
2010 Kështjella Pepshi Pristina
2011 Afërdita Dreshaj Pristina
2012 Diana Avdiu Pristina
2013 Mirjeta Shala Vučitrn
2014 Artnesa Krasniqi Pristina
2016 Camila Barraza Pristina
2018 Zana Berisha Ferizaj
2019 Fatbardha Hoxha Suva Reka
2020 Blerta Veseli Gjilan
2021 Tuti Sejdiu Gjilan
2022 Roksana Ibrahimi[2] Pristina
2023 Arbesa Rrahmani Ferizaj
2024 TBA TBA

Titleholders under Miss Universe Kosovo org.

Miss Universe Kosovo

  •   : 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 first titleholder in Zana Krasniqi who eventually placed as a Top 10 finalist at the 2008 Miss Universe pageant. She is the first ever Kosovar woman to enter and place in the contest, finishing 6th, just two tenths of a point from the top five.[3] The following year turned out to be another success for the Miss Universe Kosovo pageant: Marigona Dragusha, known as "Gona Dragusha", placed second runner-up to Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas making her to be the first delegate from Kosovo to make it top the top five.[4] In terms of placements, Kosovo has been one of the most successful entrants into the Miss Universe pageant. The winner of Miss Kosovo represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Municipality Miss Universe Kosovo Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Ferizaj Arbesa Rrahmani[5] Unplaced
2022 Pristina Roksana Ibrahimi Unplaced
2021 Gjilan Tuti Sejdiu Unplaced
2020 Gjilan Blerta Veseli Unplaced
2019 Suva Reka Fatbardha Hoxha Unplaced
2018 Ferizaj Zana Berisha Unplaced Miss Universe Kosova — Labinot G. Sashi (Revista VIP) directorship.
Miss Kosova
2017 Did not compete
2016 Pristina Camila Barraza Unplaced The first Argentinian-Albanian who won Miss Kosova.
2015 Vushtrri Mirjeta Shala Unplaced Did not compete in 2013, due to political issues; Mirjeta allocated to Miss Universe 2015.
2014 Pristina Artnesa Krasniqi Unplaced Miss Kosova — Agnesa Vutaj directorship (began 2013). A Swiss-Kosovar.
2013 Did not compete
2012 Pristina Diana Avdiu Top 16
  • Miss Photogenic
2011 Pristina Afërdita Dreshaj[6] Top 16 Singer within Albanian-speaking countries.
2010 Pristina Keshtjela Pepsi[7] Unplaced Grew up in Bern, Switzerland, where she competed in the Miss Bern beauty pageant.
2009 Pristina Marigona Dragusha[4] 2nd Runner-up
2008 Pristina Zana Krasniqi[3][1] Top 10
  • Best National Costume (Top 10)
Miss Kosova — Agron Selimi directorship; a background of entertainers including her father Naim Krasniqi, a singer in Kosovo.

Miss Earth Kosovo

  •   : 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 first delegate for Miss Earth from Kosovo is Mirjeta Zeka in 2002. She is the first delegate from Kosovo to join in a major beauty pageant while Kosovo was still then part of Yugoslavia or Serbia. However, as when the pageant concluded, she went home unplaced. The organization responsible for sending a delegate to Miss Earth was a different organization in 2002 and in 2003. It was in 2007 when Agnesa Vuthaj acquired the franchise and sent Miss Kosovo 2007 winner, Yllka Berisha, to Miss Earth 2008. However, she was unable to grab a spot in the semifinals as well. In 2014, Kaltrina Neziri was supposed to compete for Miss Earth but her visa was denied and was not able to compete. The organizer decided that she would compete for the following year, instead. To date, there is yet a Kosovan delegate to place in the Miss Earth pageant. One of the runners-up of Miss Kosovo represents her country at Miss Earth.
Year Municipality Miss Earth Kosovo Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards Notes
2023 Pristina Leonora Leci TBA
2022 Gjakova Vonesa Alijaj Unplaced
Did not compete between 2017—2021
2016 Gjakova Andina Pura Did not compete
2015 Pristina Kaltrina Neziri[8] Unplaced 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Evening Gown Competition Allocated to 2015, she was crowned in 2014.
2014 Did not compete
2013 Pristina Donika Emini[9] Unplaced
2012 Pristina Ajshe Babatinca Unplaced
2011 Pristina Nora Asani Unplaced
2010 Peja Morena Taraku Unplaced
2009 Pristina Elsa Marku Unplaced
2008 Pristina Yllka Berisha Unplaced
Did not compete between 2004—2007
2003 Pristina Teuta Hoxha Unplaced
2002 Pristina Mirjeta Zeka Unplaced

Past titleholders under Miss Universe Kosovo org.

Miss World Kosovo

  •   : 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
Began 2018, one of the runners-up of Miss Kosovo represents her country at Miss World.
Year Municipality Miss World Kosovo Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
Did not compete since 2019—Present
2018 Pristina Reze Dautaj Did not compete Miss Universe Kosova — Labinot G. Sashi (Revista VIP) directorship.
Miss World Kosova
Did not compete between 2015—2017
2014 Pristina Vita Rexhepi Unplaced
2013 Pristina Antigona Sejdiju Unplaced


In 2013 the former Miss Universe Kosovo team pulled out of Miss Universe and decided to send their winning girl to Miss World 2013. Instead Fadil Berisha held a separate Miss Universe Kosovo edition in which Mirjeta Shala was crowned. However, in October Kosovo withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant because the security of Kosovo's contestant could not be assured in Russia and also Russia's non-recognition of the Kosovo's independence and passport.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Zana Krasniqi will represent Kosovo in Miss Universe 2008". Kosfusion.com. April 7, 2008. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Roksana Ibrahimi zgjedhet Miss Universe Kosova 2022". GazetaBlic (in Albanian). Retrieved 2022-06-11.
  3. ^ a b "Zana Krasniqi among the 10 most beautiful in Miss Universe". Malesia.org. July 15, 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b "The World's Third Most Beautiful Woman". Balkan Insight. September 21, 2009. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Endi Demneri vajza më e bukur shqiptare; Miss Universe Albania & Kosova dhuron emocione të forta" (in Albanian). Vizion Plus. 2 June 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Miss Universe Kosova 2011". Bayrak. January 18, 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Beautiful trio: Three Swiss women at Miss Universe". Blick. August 8, 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Kaltrina e Agnesa, drejt 'Miss Earth' dhe 'Miss Universe' (in Albanian)". Tribuna. 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Mirjeta Shala dhe Donika Emini janë fituese në 'Miss Kosova 2013'". telegrafi.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-17.

External links