During a great night held on July 9th, 2021 at Salla E Adorions, Amor Palace, Autostrada Tirane-Durres , Miss Universe Albania Organization crowned three beauty queens. Ina Dajci was crowned as Miss Universe Albania 2021, Joanna Kiose as Miss World Albania 2021 and Ornella Karruku as Miss Earth Albania 2021. Each new titleholder earned the right to represent Albania on the international stage.
Miss Earth Albania 2021
Ornella Karruku was crowned Miss Earth Albania in 2021 at the end of the finals, held on July 9th, 2021 at Salla E Adorions, Amor Palace, Autostrada Tirane-Durres and earned the opportunity to represent Albania at the 2021 edition of Miss Earth pageant.
Hailing from Tirana, the 23-year-old beauty queen was born and raised in Germany but in 2019 returned to Albania. Ornella stated that she decided to compete in Miss Universe Albania 2021 for several reasons, to show that the people of Albania are beautiful, both with natural and human beauty and to show the youth, her peers, that we are the generation, which should make it impossible for this beautiful and prosperous country to move forward.
Ornella stated, “I am proud of my country, and I want our voice to echo everywhere, here and around the world to show that we can. We are the ones who know how to move forward and change everything for the better.” The diva stated that her family has always supported and pushed her towards following her dreams and being kind to everyone and helping everyone.
Talking about her family influence, Ornella mentioned that her parents had a difficult time in Germany at first, but they never gave up and started working hard and dedicatedly, which are the same qualities that stunning beauty possesses. She is extremely proud of the way she has been raised and lived her life.
Ornella strongly believes in “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Joanna Kiose was crowned Miss World Albania 2021 and earned the opportunity to represent Albania in Miss World 2021 which is scheduled to take place at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December 2021. Joanna succeeded Miss World Albania 2019 Atalanta Kercyku for the title.
Hailing from Berat, the 24-year-old beauty queen holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where she still lives today. After being crowned as Miss World Albania 2021, Joanna took to her social media to share a beautiful picture of herself with the crown and sash and wrote, “And finally… MISS WORLD ALBANIA. Miss World, I’m coming. “
The beauty queen’s role model is her father, who passed away in March 2021 after battling cancer. She describes, “My dad is the one who forgave me the most valuable gift that could be given to someone, belief in me! And now is my time to honor this faith, to make it proud. He is my hero, the best example I could follow, and now, my angel. “
Joanna describes herself as a persistent woman, fighting towards her biggest dreams and desires and she believes in herself because she was raised by a strong and confident woman. Joanna mentioned that the reason she participated in Miss Universe Albania 2021 was that it was one of her earliest wishes and she thought that it was time to take this challenge to the end.
Miss Universe Albania 2021
Ina Dajci was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2021 and earned the opportunity to represent Albania in Miss Universe 2021. She succeeded Miss Universe Albania 2020 Paula Mehmetukaj for the title.
The 27-year-old beauty queen left Tirana to study in the US at the age of 18 and completed her studies in the field of architecture and art history. She started working as an architect in her third year at university and has taken up projects in North America, South America, and Asia.
Ina is interested in working in countries that suffer from social and cultural degradation, and poverty or lack of basic human rights. She is going to use her platform to raise awareness about the social issues she strongly believes in as she participated in Miss Universe Albania 2021 thinking that her participation can bring innovation to this cultural activity.
The beauty queen, even though living and working in New York, currently considers Albania an integral part of her life as it represents her identity and she cherishes it to her core. New York City is where Ina was introduced to the world of fashion and was intrigued with how many opportunities a beauty pageant can bring in. She calls the industry beautiful but also very difficult. Working with professionals has aroused a passion for photography that she had not imagined and her favorite part remains creativity on set.
In New York, she got connected to Fadil Berisha, the official Miss Universe photographer who is also Albanian and the beauty has been his muse for years.
Fabjola Elezaj and Sara Domi were adjudged as the first and second runner-up respectively.