Miss Universe Kosovo

Miss Universe Kosova
Formation 2008
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Priština
Location  Kosovo[^]
Website www.misskosova.net

Miss Universe Kosova (English: Miss Universe Kosovo) is a national beauty pageant that sends representatives from Kosovo[^] to the Miss Universe pageant since 2008.



On April 4, 2008, Fadil Berisha, the photographer of Miss Universe’s official photos, hosted the inaugural "Miss Universe Kosova" pageant where Zana Krasniqi was crowned and thus represented Kosovo in the Miss Universe pageant.[1]

This was the first appearance in a Miss Universe pageant for Miss Kosovo following the country's declaration of independence on February 17, 2008.

Krasniqi 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, ending up in 6th place among the top ten, just two tenths of a point from the Final 5.[2]

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.[3]


Year Name Placement
2008 Zana Krasniqi[2] Top 10 (6th)
2009 Marigona Dragusha[3] 2nd runner-up
2010 Kështjella Pepshi[4] -
2011 Afërdita Dreshaj[5] Top 16
^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. It declared independence on 17 February 2008, while Serbia claims it as part of its own sovereign territory. Its independence is recognised by 85 UN member states.


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