Miss Israel (Hebrew: מלכת היופיMalkat HaYofi, lit. The Beauty Queen) is a national Beauty pageant in Israel.

Malkat Hayofi
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Formation1950; 71 years ago (1950)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersTel Aviv
Location
Membership
Official language
Hebrew
Director
Iris Cohen
Websitemissisrael.ynet.co.il

HistoryEdit

 
Miss Israel Miriam Hadar, Jerusalem (1958)

In the late 1920s, a Queen Esther Beauty Pageant was held in Tel Aviv centering on the holiday of Purim. The first Miss Israel Pageant took place in 1950, two years after the State of Israel was created.[1] Since then Miss Israel has been the national franchise holder for the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International pageants. The official winner represents Israel in the Miss Universe competition and the runners-up in the Miss World, Miss International and Miss Europe competitions. Sometimes the winner competes at other international pageants, such as the Miss World pageant in 1953, 1968, 1992, 1996–1998, and the Miss International pageant in 1963, Miss Asia Pacific (International), and Miss Earth.

In 2001 Miss Israel became the national franchise holder for the Miss Earth pageant until 2009. In 2010, the Miss Israel pageant did not send a candidate to the Miss Earth pageant.

In 2006, Miss Israel did not send a candidate to Miss Europe.

In 2006 Miss Israel chose a new format awarding four crowns.

RulesEdit

Contestants must be 5 foot-5 inch/165 centimetres or taller, and never been married or had children.[1]

International winnersEdit

Notable winnersEdit

Miss Universe 2021Edit

On July 20, 2021, the MUO confirmed that the competition would be held in Eilat, Israel in December 2021.[3]

TitleholdersEdit

   Miss Universe Israel
   Miss World Israel
   Miss International Israel
   Miss Europe Israel
   Miss Earth Israel
   Miss Asia Pacific Israel
The Miss Israel divided into five categories; "Malkat Hayofi" - Israel’s Beauty Queen (IBQ) is usually for the main winner, "Na’arat Israel" – Israel’s Maiden of Beauty (IMB) is for a second placed, "Malkat Hachen" - Israel’s Queen of Grace (IQG) is for a third placed, "Malkat Hayofi-Esreh" - Israel’s Teen Queen (ITQ) is for fourth placed and "Nesichat Hayofi" - Israel’s Princess of Beauty (IPB) is for the last of Top 5 Miss Israel which means a fifth placed. These titles represent Israel at International competitions such as Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Europe, Miss Earth and other minor pageants.
Year Malkat Hayofi Na’arat Israel Malkat Hachen Malkat Hayofi-Esreh Nesichat Hayofi
1950 Miriam Yaron [Jaross]
1951 Michal Har'el [Harrison]
1952 Ora Vered [Gamily]
1953 Chavatzelet Dror [Drilman]
1954 Aviva Pe'er [Perlmann]
1955 Ilana Carmel [Lily Perzhensky]
1956 Sara Tal [Binshtok]
1957 Atara [Korina] Barzilay
1958 Miriam Hadar
1959 Rina Yitzchakov [Izakov]
1960 Aliza Gur [Gross] Shulamit Shavit
1961 Dalia Lion Rina Kishon
1962 Jehudit Mazor [Mizrachi] Nurit Ne’eman [Newman]
1963 Ester Kfir Sherin Ibrahim Sara Talmi
1964 Ronit Rinat [Rechtman] Ofira Margalit Jehudit Peri
1965 Aliza Sadeh [Panfil] Iris Bar-Or Shlomit Gat
1966 Aviva Israeli [Vivian Del Bianco] Yaffa Sharir Segula Gohr
1967 Batia Kabiri Dalia Regev Daniela Hod
1968 Miri Zamir Miriam Peri [Friedman] Sara Dvir
1969 Chava Levy Tehila Selah Orit Peleg
1970 Moshit Tsiporin Irit Lavi Miri Katz
1971 Eti [Ester] Orgad Miri Ben-David Pnina Alon Orly Goren
1972 Ilana Goren Hanna Urdan Ronit Gafni Shoshi Mazor [Shoshana Martziano]
1973 Limor Schreibman-Sharir Chaja Katzir [Katzoves] Aviva Magor Elina Paz
1974 Edna Levy Lea Keinan [Klain] Nurit Bar
1975 Orit Cooper Atida Mor [Morgenstern] Pazit Li’ad Pazit Eran
1976 Rina Mor [Messinger]
Miss Universe 1976
Levana Abarbanel Yif’at Netzer Nurit Amir
1977 Zehava Vardi Ya’el Hovav Ronit Makover Sara Hen [Hazgov]
1978 Dorit Jellinek Sari Alon Lea Avgi [Ivgi]
1979 Vered Polgar Dana Peler Helly Ben-David Ronit Ben-Bassat Racheli Aizenshtadt
1980 Illana Shoshan Anat Zamir [Zimmermann] Irit Altmann Lea Barkai Nira Ferder
1981 Dana [Daniella] Wexler Ninnette Assur Li’ora Akoka Sarit Agiv
1982 Debby [Deborah] Hess Anat Kerem Nava Hen [Hazgov] Rinat Eldar Ya’el Milo
1983 Shim'ona Hollander Yif’at Schechter Sigal Fogel Dorit Farkash Anat Tzachor
1984 Sapir Koffmann Iris Look Pazit Cohen Li’at Cohen Rinat Hadashi
1985 Hilla Kelmann Maja Wechtenhaim Avivit Nachmany Nurit Mizrachi
Miss Asia-Pacific 1985
1986 Nilly Drucker Osnat Mo’as Chava [Eva] Distenfeld Eti [Ester] Sarid
1987 Yamit Noy Ya’el Gertler Ofir Alony Dafna Ben-Yitzchak Nirit Elyovich
1988 Shirley Ben-Mordechai Dganit Cohen Galit Aharoni Limor Magen Revital Mor
1989 Nicole Halperin Ronit Siton Limor Fishel Galit Farber
1990 Yvonna Krugliak Ari’ela Tessler Ravit Lichtenberg Miriam Aharonson Dafna Shahar
1991 Miri Goldfarb Li’at Ditkovsky Julia Stern Orly Al’aluf Efrat Bruner
1992 Ravit Asaf Einat Zmora Sarit Afangar Ravit Kanfi
1993 Jana Khodirker Tamara Porat Anat Elimelech Dana Avrish Keren Levy
1994 Ravit Yarkoni Shirley Schwartzberg Nitzan Kirshenboim Lilach Ben-Simon
Miss Europe 1994
Natalie Cohen
1995 Jana Kalmann Miri Bohadana Michal Shtibel Ilona Katz Anat Bibi
1996 Taly [Talia] Lewenthal Liraz Mesilaty Ann Konopny Kim Roslikov Keren Schechter
1997 Mirit Greenberg Dikla Hamdi Lital Shapira Alexandra Schwartztokh Chajki Oster
1998 Linor Abargil
Miss World 1998
Hagit Raz Galia Abramov Ya’arit Barzilay Milana Reznikov
1999 Rana Raslan Jenny Chervony Nofit Shevach Galy Raz Hen Talala
2000 Nirit Bakshi Dana Dantes Dana Farkash Jasmine Lachovitz
2001 Ilanit Levy Keren Schlimovitz Dikla Elkabetz Hanni Mayers
2002 Yamit Har-Noy Karol Lowenstein Shelly Dina’i Dina Serby
2003 Sivan Klein Miri Levy Stavit Budin Shahar Nehorai
2004 Gal Gadot Rita Lukin Li'or Keren Helen Masala
2005 Elena Ralph Keren Shacham Moran Gerbi Rinat Dukarker
2006 Yael Nizri Anastasya Yentin Tehila Mor Hila Eran
2007 Liran Kohener Sharon Kenent Tal Gonen Meital Sadon
2008 Tamar Ziskind Shunit Faragi No'a Avrahami Linn Mor
2009 Adi Rodnitzky Yulia Dyment [Liubianitzki] Noy Michaelov Gal Erez
2010 Shavit Wiesel Bat-El Jobi Adaya Zeidman Adi Sasi
2011 Ella Ran Kim Edri Bar Marom Kim Akafi
2012 Shani Hazan Lina Machola May Yoshia Noy Abner Suf Azulai
2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw Bar Hefer Sabina Yusupova Hila Balilty Ofir Kafih
2014 Mor Maman Doron Matalon Tamar Skorsirb Sasha Alexsandra Shuturov Natalie Prepelitzki
2015 Maayan Keren Avigail Alfatov Victoria Khersonsky Itay Barash
2016 Karin Alia Yam Kaspers Anshel Naama Deutsch Shay Berkovich
2017 Rotem Rabi Adar Gandelsman Noya Ariely Dana Solomon
2018 Nikol Reznikov Michal Mordov Emma Eytan Talleen Abuhanna
2019 Sella Sharlin Uliana Fridrih Lior Cohen Inbar Moscovici
2020 Tehila Levi Tali Krasnopolski Noa Teomi Chen Shaul
2021 Noa Cochva Yarin Buzaglo

Personal detailsEdit

The following is a list of winners. From 1951 to present.
Since 1952, Israel competes at major international pageants. Israel has three international winners namely; Miss Universe 1976, Miss World 1998 and Miss Europe 1994 According to the Miss Israel Organization, traditionally Miss Israel represents the country at Miss Universe. In 2006 Miss Israel changed format with the grand winner competing in the Miss World competition and second place automatically declared "Miss Universe Israel." In 2013, the winner competed in Miss Universe 2013 in Russia. Began in 2018 the format was back to past era; the main winner goes to Miss Universe.
Year Miss Israel Birth Place Residence Image Notes
1950 Miriam Yaron [Jaross] 1929 Germany Brazil   Did not compete
1951 Michal Har'el [Harrison] 1931 Jerusalem Herzliya, Israel   Did not compete
1952 Ora Vered [Gamily] 1934 Tel Aviv Ft. Lauderdale
1953 Chavatzelet Dror [Drilman] 1934 Austria Israel
1954 Aviva Pe'er [Perlmann] 1935 Romania Brazil
1955 Galia Arkin 1938 Israel Israel   Lost the title
1955 Ilana Carmel [Lily Perzhensky] 1935 China Israel
1956 Sara Tal [Binshtok] 1936 Israel New York City  
1957 Atara [Korina] Barzilay[4] 1939 Romania Israel
1958 Miriam Hadar 1937 Jerusalem New York  
1959 Rina Yitzchakov [Izakov] 1940 Tel Aviv New York
1960 Aliza Gur [Gross] 1940 Haifa Los Angeles  
1961 Dalia Lion 1943 Haifa Luxembourg
1962 Jehudit Mazor [Mizrachi] 1943 Tel Aviv New York
1963 Ester Kfir 1944 China Tel Aviv
1964 Ronit Rinat [Rechtman] 1946 Haifa Los Angeles
1965 Aliza Sadeh [Panfil] 1946 Tel Aviv New York
1966 Aviva Israeli [Vivian Del Bianco] 1947 Italy Los Angeles  
1967 Batia Kabiri 1948 Israel Israel
1968 Miri Zamir 1950 Haifa Tel Aviv
1969 Chava Levy 1951 Haifa Israel  
1970 Moshit Tsiporin 1949 Ramat Gan, Israel Netanya, Israel
1971 Eti [Ester] Orgad 1953 Eilat, Israel South Africa
1972 Ilana Goren 1953 Kiryat Motzkin, Israel New York City
1973 Limor Schreibman-Sharir 1954 Tel Aviv Israel  
1974 Edna Levy 1955 Ashkelon Rishon Lezion
1975 Orit Cooper 1956 Jerusalem
1976 Rina Mor [Messinger] 1957 Kiryat Tivon, Israel Israel   Miss Universe 1976[5]
1977 Zehava Vardi 1956 Kiryat Bialik Kiryat Bialik
1978 Dorit Jellinek 1958 Haifa Israel  
1979 Vered Polgar 1962 Haifa Mitzpa  
1980 Illana Shoshan 1961 Kfar Saba, Israel Los Angeles  
1981 Dana [Daniella] Wexler 1964 Giv'atayim Israel
1982 Debby [Deborah] Hess 1963 United States Israel
1983 Shim'ona Hollander 1965 Tel Aviv Israel
1984 Sapir Koffmann 1965 Petah Tikva Israel  
1985 Hilla Kelmann 1966 Holon Jerusalem
1986 Nilly Drucker 1968 Beersheba Tel Aviv  
1987 Yamit Noy 1969 Rishon Lezion Moshav in Sharon plain
1988 Shirley Ben-Mordechai 1971 Tel Aviv Israel  
1989 Nicole Halperin 1970 United States Israel
1990 Yvonna Krugliak 1971 Latvia Israel  
1991 Miri Goldfarb 1970 Hod Hasharon Israel
1992 Ravit Asaf 1974 Beer Sheva Israel
1993 Jana Khodirker 1973 Ukraine Rehovot
1994 Ravit Yarkoni 1973 Giv'atayim Israel
1995 Jana Kalmann 1975 Siberia, Russia Israel  
1996 Taly [Talia] Lewenthal 1978 Haifa Israel
1997 Mirit Greenberg 1979 Beersheba Israel
1998 Linor Abargil 1980 Netanya Tel Aviv   Miss World 1998[2]
1999 Rana Raslan 1977 Haifa Haifa  
2000 Nirit Bakshi 1982 Beer Sheva Israel  
2001 Ilanit Levy[6][7] 1982 Haifa Rehovot  
2002 Yamit Har-Noy 1982 Oranit, West Bank (Israeli-occupied)
2003 Sivan Klein 1984 Jerusalem Tel Aviv  
2004 Gal Gadot 1985 Petah Tikva Tel Aviv  
2005 Elena Ralph 1985 Ukraine Ramat Gan, Israel  
2006 Yael Nizri 1988 Kiryat Shmona Israel
2007 Liran Kohener 1989 Rishon Lezion Israel  
2008 Tamar Ziskind 1986 Haifa Israel  
2009 Adi Rodnitzky 1989 Tel Aviv Israel
2010 Shavit Wiesel 1989 Kibbutz Be'eri Israel  
2011 Ella Ran 1989 Herzliya Israel
2012 Shani Hazan 1992 Kiryat Ata Israel  
2013 Yityish Titi Aynaw 1991 Ethiopia Netanya  
2014 Mor Maman 1995 Beersheba Beersheba
2015 Maayan Keren 1997 Ashdod Israel Did not compete
2016 Karin Alia 1998 Kiryat Gat Israel
2017 Rotem Rabi 1995 Jerusalem Israel  
2018 Nikol Reznikov 1999 Afula Israel
2019 Sella Sharlin 1997 Boston, United States Israel  
2020 Tehila Levi 2002 Yavne Israel
2021 Noa Cochva 1999 Yehud Israel

Audience FavoriteEdit

In some years, spectators at home were able to choose their favorite contestant by SMS:

  • 2000 – Nirit Bakshi
  • 2003 – Shahar Nehorai
  • 2004 – Keren Friedman
  • 2005 – Jennifer Bop
  • 2008 – Shunit Faragi
  • 2018 – Emma Eytan
  • 2019 – Maya Barsheshet
  • 2020 – Tali Krasnopolski
  • 2021 - Alin Gurevich

HostsEdit

Year Hosts (s)
1954 Shaike Ophir
1957 Alexander Yahalomi
1960 Uri Zohar
1961 Rivka Michaeli
1963 Rivka Michaeli
1965 Rivka Michaeli
1972 Meni Peer
1973 Meni Peer
1989 Rivka Michaeli
1991 Dudu Topaz
1992 Hanny Nahmias, Mike Burstyn
1993 Hanny Nahmias, Sapir Koffman
1994 Miki Kam
1996 Gilat Ankori
1997 Noa Tishby
1998 Noa Tishby and Alon Reinhorn
1999 Lion Rosenberg
2000 Yael Abecassis
2001 Aki Avni
2002 Aki Avni
2004 Yael Bar Zohar
2005 Orna Datz, Raz Meirman
2006 Orna Datz
2007 Galit Gutmann
2008 Galit Gutmann and Guy Zu-Aretz
2009 Galit Gutmann
2010 Hilla Nachshon
2011 Hilla Nachshon
2014 Ilanit Levi
2016 Titi Aynaw
2017 Shani Hazan
2021 Reef Neeman

JudgesEdit

VenueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Miss Israel 2017, The social media beauty queen
  2. ^ a b "Arab crowned Miss Israel". BBC News. March 10, 1999. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Miss Universe 2021 to be held in Israel, Steve Harvey to return as host". USA Today. July 20, 2021.
  4. ^ De Wolfe, Evelyn (August 10, 1957). "Miss Israel Helps Bond Drive". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2010. She is Atara Barzely this year s Miss Israel who has since addressed some 30 meetings to launch the Israel Bond fall and winter campaign.
  5. ^ "Israeli Miss Universe poses security worries". The Baltimore Sun. Associated Press. July 12, 1976. Retrieved 23 October 2010. "Rina Messinger became Israel's first Miss Universe yesterday, presenting pageant officials with the knotty problem of how to protect their...
  6. ^ "Army chic for Israeli beauty queen". BBC News. April 18, 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Bulletproof Miss Israel Finishes as a Finalist". Los Angeles Times. May 12, 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2010.

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