Miss Armenia

Miss Armenia (Armenian: Միսս Հայաստան; Miss Hayastan) is the national beauty pageant in Armenia. Its winners represent Armenia in Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Grand International.[1]

Miss Armenian Organization
Միսս Հայաստան
Miss Armenia logo.png
Formation1996
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersYerevan
Location
Membership
Official language
Armenian
President
Gohar Harutunyan
Websitehttps://missarmenia.org/

History

 
An Armenian American activist, Kristina Ayanian, who was appointed by the Miss Armenia organization to represent the country at Miss Grand International 2021 pageant in Thailand.

Miss Armenia also debuted in 2017 with Miss World and in 2018 with Miss Universe. Through the Miss Armenia pageant, the winners represented her country at Miss Universe and Miss World.

It has been several years the competition "Miss Armenia" isn't being held in Armenia. "Miss Armenia" competition was first held in 1996, with certain intervals, up to 2012. Here are the winners of the "Miss Armenia" beauty competition.

After 6 years of hiatus, the Miss Armenian 2017 contest returned under the support of Armenian ministry of culture. The contest took take place in Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan.

On May 11, 2019 the original of Miss Hayastan (old, Miss Armenia) returned to hold national beauty pageant. There are two Miss Armenia contests such as Miss Hayastan (Miss Armenia) and Miss Armenian (for Miss Universe and Miss World Armenia).

In 2021, the Miss Armenian organization purchased the license of the Miss Grand International for Armenian, which the Armenian American Kristina Ayanian was appointed to represent the country at the pageant,[2] Ayanian was the second Armenian candidate for the said pageant following Lily Sargsyan (Miss Armenian 2017) who took part in its 2019 edition in Venezuela.[3]

Titleholders

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

1996–2017

Year Miss Armenia Armenian Name Region Notes International
1996 Karine Khachatrian Կարինե Խաչատրյան Yerevan Armenian sport master in artistic gymnastics
  • Miss Europe 1996 (13th)
1997 Angelina Babajanyan Անգելինա Բաբաջանյան Miss Caucasus
1998 Gohar Harutunyan Գոհար Հարությունյան CEO of Miss Armenian org. — Franchise holder to Miss Universe and Miss World in Armenia
  • Mrs Globe 2009
  • Miss Commonwealth of CIS 1998
2000 Kristina Babayan Քրիստինա Բաբայան Doctor-cosmetologist
2001 Irina Tovmasyan Իրինա Թովմասյան
2003 Lusine Tovmasyan Լուսինե Թովմասյան Vitsemiss Europe 2005
  • Miss Europe 2005 (1st Runner-up)
2006 Marina Vardanyan Մարինա Վարդանյան
  • Miss Europe 2006 (Top 12)
2007 Margarita Sarukhanyan Մարգարիտա Սարուխանյան
2008 Anna Galstyan Աննա Գալստյան
2010 Lilit Karapetyan Լիլիթ Կարապետյան Miss Supranational Armenia 2010
2012 Anna Arakelyan Աննա Առաքելյան An Economist
2017 Lili Sargsyan[3] Լիլի Սարգսյան Miss World Armenia 2017[3]
Miss Grand Armenia 2019[3]

2018–present

Began 2018 the Miss Armenian separated the franchise of Miss Universe and Miss World national contest in two selections. First, the Miss Universe Armenia will crown the winner earlier than Miss World Armenia in different date before coming to International pageants. The Miss World Armenia will be crowned the new title holder in the last ending of Miss Armenia section. Armenia debuts at Miss Universe in 2018 while in 2017 Armenia started to join at the Miss World in China. Later in 2021, the organization also acquired the license of the Miss Grand International for Armenia.[2]
Year Miss Universe Armenia Notes Miss World Armenia Notes Miss Grand Armenia Notes
Romanized name Armenian Name Romanized name Armenian Name Romanized name Armenian Name
2018 Eliza Muradyan Էլիզա Մուրադյան Business Woman, Owner & CEO of Elysee™ Arena Zeynalyan Արենա Զեյնալյան Acquired the license in 2021
2019 Dayana Davtyan Դայանա Դավթյան Architect — Miss Planet 2015 (Elegance award) Liana Voskerchyan Լիանա Ոսկերչյան
2020 Monika Grigoryan Մոնիկա Գրիգորյան Miss Tourism Globe Armenia 2019 No titleholder, the international pageant was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Nane Avetisyan[1] Նանե Ավետիսյան Mirna Bzdigian[1] Միրնա Պզտիկեան Armenian-Syrian Kristina Ayanian[1] Քրիստինա Այանյան Miss Boston 2020 (Armenian-American)
2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

International pageants representatives

The following women have represented Armenia in the international beauty pageants. The highest placement was the winner of Miss Commonwealth of CIS in 1998, won by Gohar Harutunyan, the current CEO of Miss Armenian organization.

Miss Universe Armenia

  •   : 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 Region Miss Armenian Armenian Name Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2021 Yerevan Nane Avetisyan[1] Նանե Ավետիսյան Unplaced
2020 Yerevan Monika Grigoryan Մոնիկա Գրիգորյան Unplaced
2019 Yerevan Dayana Davtyan Դայանա Դավթյան Unplaced
2018 Yerevan Eliza Muradyan Էլիզա Մուրադյան Unplaced

Miss World Armenia

  •   : 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 Region Miss World Armenian Armenian Name Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2021 Yerevan Mirna Bzdigian[1] Միրնա Պզտիկեան Unplaced
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Yerevan Liana Voskerchyan Լիանա Ոսկերչյան Unplaced
2018 Yerevan Arena Zeynalyan Արենա Զեյնալյան Unplaced
2017 Yerevan Lili Sargsyan[4] Լիլի Սարգսյան Unplaced

Miss Grand Armenia

  •   : 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
Armenia made its debut at the Miss Grand International pageant in 2019 by Lili Sargsyan, Miss Armenia 2017 winner, under the direction of Janna Gregory.[3] The Miss Armenia organization later purchased the franchise in 2021.[2].
Year Region Miss Grand Armenian Armenian Name Placement at Miss Grand Int'l Special Awards
2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2021 Yerevan Kristina Ayanian[2] Քրիստինա Այանյան Unplaced
  • Miss Grand Spirit Award
2020 Did not compete
2019 Yerevan Lili Sargsyan[3] Լիլի Սարգսյան Unplaced

Miss International Armenia

  •   : 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 Region Miss International Armenian Armenian Name Placement at Miss International Special Awards
Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant between 2020 and 2021
2019 Yerevan Sona Danielyan Սոնա Դանիելյան Unplaced
  • Best Swimsuit (Top 15)
Did not compete between 2015—2018
2014 Yerevan Shushanik Yeritsyan Շուշանիկ Երիցյան Unplaced
Did not compete between 2008—2013
2007 Yerevan Rita Tsatryan Ռիտա Ծատրյան Unplaced

Miss Earth Armenia

Since 2015, the Armenian representatives at Miss Earth have separately been selected by the Armenian producer Janna Gregory.[5]

  •   : 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 Region Miss Earth Armenian Armenian Name Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards
2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2021 Yerevan Marina Shukuryan[5] Մարինա Շուքուրյան Unplaced
2020 Did not compete
2019 Yerevan Rippi Sargsyan[5] Ռիպի Սարգսյան Unplaced
2018 Yerevan Sona Danielyan[5] Սոնա Դանիելյան Unplaced
Did not compete between 2016—2017
2015 Yerevan Lilit Martirosyan[5] Լիլիթ Մարտիրոսյան Unplaced

References

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  2. ^ a b c d Leeza Arakelian (20 October 2021). "The Weekly's Kristina Ayanian crowned Miss Grand Armenia". Armenian Weekly. Archived from the original on 5 November 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Մարիամ Արզոյան (7 September 2019). "«Հիմա ավելի ինքնավստահ եմ»․ Լիլի Սարգսյանը Հայաստանը կներկայացնի Miss Grand International 2019 գեղեցկության միջազգային մրցույթին". Bavnews.am (in Armenian). Archived from the original on 27 August 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Lily Sargsyan is Miss Armenia 2017". Indian and World Pageant. September 25, 2017. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017.
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